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July 13, 2010
In May 2008, I went to Chengdu to help coordinate FedEx relief efforts after the devastating Wenchuan earthquake in Sichuan province. The earthquake, which hit on May 12 at 2:28pm, registered 8.0 on the richter scale and demolished homes and livelihoods. In its wake, tens of thousands of people were left dead and those who survived were homeless.
October 27, 2009
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.
July 26, 2009
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!
March 9, 2009
President Obama has continued the tradition of issuing a Presidential Proclamation declaring March as Red Cross month. FedEx is thrilled that on March 9 we will be the featured corporate sponsor on the Red Cross month website, accessible from redcross.org. FedEx was proud to receive last year the Henry Dunant International Partnership Award from the Red Cross for our longstanding support of the organization's disaster preparedness and relief efforts worldwide. (The photo associated with this post shows FedEx team members receiving the award.)