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January 29, 2014
On January 20th, 80 FedEx employees gathered in a warehouse in South Atlanta to package 20,088 meals through Stop Hunger Now, a global humanitarian aid organization aimed at ending hunger worldwide. In just two short hours these employees filled, weighed, sealed, and boxed thousands of bags containing a nutrient-rich mixture of rice, soy, and vegetables.
August 13, 2013
Walking around Port-au-Prince, Haiti in the months after the 2010 earthquake, I was confronted with a major challenge. How could InterAction, as the largest coalition of over 180 U.S. humanitarian and international development nonprofits, actually help coordinate the massive engagement of our member NGOs?
February 8, 2012
It has been two years since the devastating Haiti earthquake. This video from Direct Relief International thanks FedEx for our involvement in relief efforts. Direct Relief International's response after the Haiti quake has been the largest disaster relief effort in their 64-year history, and we were proud to work with them in this worthy endeavor.
January 6, 2011
I have to give a "shout out" of thanks - THANK YOU! - to disaster relief workers around the world. Looking at the natural disasters of 2010 and the incredible ongoing service these quiet heroes provide year round - in the most austere conditions - a wave of gratitude surges through me.
October 6, 2010
Working with InterAction, the largest coalition of U.S.-based non-profits working internationally, and with the U.S. Chamber Business Civic Leadership Center, we are helping develop a mapping program associated with ongoing recovery work in Haiti. The goal of the project is to create a web-based map (see prototype) that will show where all of the non-profits are working across Haiti, who they are, what they do, what their capacity is, who they serve, etc.
June 16, 2010
4:45a.m. was an early start, but I had no problem jumping out of bed as I was motivated by the prospect of traveling to Haiti to see firsthand the status of recovery efforts in the earthquake-decimated city of Port au Prince. The trip was organized by the U.S. Chamber Business Civic Leadership Center; CHF, a non-governmental organization (NGO), and Executives Without Borders.
February 24, 2010
Some years ago, I participated here in Memphis as an extra in the filming of the movie The Firm, based on the novel by John Grisham. I was an “elevator guy.” I stood by an elevator door for two days while they shot a scene that lasted no more than 30 seconds. It was fascinating to see everything that goes into making an action scene come to life on the screen. I did not win an Oscar for my part. I actually wound up on the cutting room floor – apparently too much competition for the leading male actor!