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July 9, 2013

Direct Relief…When You Need It Most

FedEx and Direct Relief (formerly Direct Relief International) have a relationship that goes back more than 20 years.  From Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, to numerous tsunamis and floods in Asia, to the earthquake in Haiti in 2010; FedEx has worked closely with Direct Relief to deliver much-needed aid to disaster-affected areas both domestically and abroad.

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June 3, 2013

From the heart of the storm: FedEx Fire Chief works with recovery teams in Oklahoma

Charles Smith is Chief of FedEx World Hub Fire Services and a member of Tennessee Task Force One. He recently travelled to Oklahoma to help impacted communities recover from the disastrous EF5 tornado that ripped through the area on May 20. This is his story…

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April 16, 2012

Small business virtual roundtable: Disaster Preparedness – live from Joplin, Missouri on May 22

Calling all small businesses: join our live virtual roundtable May 22. Learn how to keep your business in business when disaster strikes! Resources donated by FedEx and the American Red Cross.

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February 21, 2012

Team member email leads to amazing surprise for senior class at tornado-ravaged Joplin High School

Shortly after lunch one day in early January one of those emails that tugs at your heartstrings was forwarded to my attention. Being in the Global Citizenship department at FedEx, I receive many such emails…requests for help with various philanthropic initiatives around the world. My particular focus area is disaster response, so the requests often have to do with critical lifesaving work.

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