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January 31, 2015

FedEx NFL Air & Ground program and the American Red Cross “Drive to Prepare”

While natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes make national headlines, the reality is that home fires cause more fatalities annually than other disasters combined, with someone in the U.S. dying in a home fire seven times a day.

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October 27, 2009

When It Roars, Go Indoors!

With an excited group of 100 enthusiastic, fired-up students from several schools in Philadelphia, and in the company of Lloyd Ayers, Fire Commissioner, City of Philadelphia and Tom Foley, CEO of the Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter, we wrapped up our series of "Race to Prepare: events with Red Cross, FedEx and our NASCAR team on Thursday, September 24th.

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July 26, 2009

Speedway Middle School Students get Green Flag as they “Race to Prepare” with NASCAR and Red Cross

We recently sponsored a disaster preparedness event with Red Cross, NASCAR and a large group of middle school students. When I was in middle school, my family moved to the Virgin Islands. Back then I was somewhat familiar with disaster preparedness - as we took hurricane season very seriously - but I was not familiar with NASCAR. While NASCAR drivers race at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour and drive on high tech speedways, the top speed limit in the islands was 40 miles per hour and lines were painted on roads by a guy in a motorcycle sidecar with a bucket of paint and a brush!

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