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June 5, 2014

FedEx Contractor Rescues Police Officer Under Attack

Mike Elgas, a driver for Wkforce, Inc,  Service Provider to FedEx Ground, risked his own life to save the life of a police officer who was being assaulted.  It all started as an ordinary day as Mike stopped for breakfast on his way to work in Las Vegas, NV. While eating he noticed a belligerent customer overpower a police officer, knock him to the ground, and begin punching and yelling that he was going to kill him.  

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December 9, 2013

We’re Thankful to Those Who Truly Deliver

Each week during November we've spotlighted the men and women on the frontlines - the dedicated team members who don't hesitate to go above and beyond their job descriptions. We are thankful not only for these team members mentioned below, but also for our entire FedEx family - in every corner of the world.

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December 5, 2013

Relief for Typhoon Haiyan victims – a personal perspective

(Note – FedEx team member Vernice Hunt is onsite in Cebu City in the Philippines to chronicle the FedEx delivery of emergency medical supplies for Direct Relief and Heart to Heart International.)

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August 13, 2013

Using Maps for More than Just Shipping

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?

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December 26, 2008

Heroes – Another Story

In a recent posting, I shared a Humanitarian Winner’s story because I wanted others to know the numerous ways FedEx employees reach out to help one another as well as strangers. Here’s another example of employees taking care of each other:

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December 11, 2008

Heroes On and Off the Job

During the holiday season I often hear stories about outstanding efforts our employees make on behalf of customers. When recognized for their effort, most say “I was just doing my job.” That reaction is understandable because a commitment to going above and beyond for our customers is simply what we do. What is not required or expected, but evident every day, are the numerous ways employees reach out to help one another as well as strangers.

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