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October 11, 2016

Seeing the Light: Eight Days in China On Board a Flying Eye Hospital

As I watched the last piece of surgical equipment being loaded onto the MD-10 aircraft, I was struck by the mission before me—watching first hand as a portable hospital took shape, one that will fly to people in need instead of the other way around. This is an opportunity for me to witness Orbis’ sight-saving

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August 8, 2016

Mystic River: How to Heal a Waterway

Invasive water chestnut plants are causing significant damage to rivers throughout the northeastern United States. The non-native aquatic plants negatively impact river life by depleting oxygen levels, choking out other plants, and forming dense mats which block sunlight. The Mystic River Watershed Association protects and restores the Mystic River in Massachusetts, and recently welcomed a

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July 22, 2016

Ride Along in the AIDS LifeCycle with Cyclists from Team FedEx

Join the cyclists from Team FedEx to see what it’s like to train for and ride a bike 545 miles in one week. Louie Butler, captain of Team FedEx, shares his training and motivation for bicycling the AIDS LifeCycle fundraising ride that travels California’s Pacific coast, redwood forests, and lush farmland from San Francisco to

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June 16, 2016

Take a Virtual Tour of the New Orbis Flying Eye Hospital

Video: The new Orbis MD-10 Flying Eye Hospital - conversion, painting, & virtual tour of the plane. Also see designs and stories about how they did it.

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March 7, 2016

Janie Hertan’s Journey of Joy through Volunteering

What brings joy to your life? Maybe it’s visiting your favorite bookstore or coffee shop, or taking a long walk.  For Janie Hertan, it’s volunteering. In her 25 years at FedEx, Janie has embodied what it means to proudly wear the purple shirt both on and off the clock.  From planning events to executing projects,

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December 16, 2015

Memphis Habitat Empowers Local Families

The following is a guest blog post by Jessica N. Hord, Director of Marketing and Communications, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis The buzz of hammers and saws, the bustle of volunteers as they work, the pictures of homeowners receiving keys to finished homes – these are the visible, tangible, well-known aspects of a Habitat

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November 9, 2015

We See Engineers and Lawyers… Not Dropouts

Georgia’s high school graduation rate, like that of many states in the South, is lagging behind the national average. In fact, about a third of all students in Georgia drop out before earning their high school diploma. Instead of believing some kids will just fall through the cracks, FedEx team members in Atlanta see a

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September 29, 2015

Arm-in-wing, Improving our Neighborhoods

A six-foot parrot shoveling dirt isn’t something you see every day. But there he was, alongside FedEx volunteers, planting trees and clearing trails at a park in Pittsburgh under the hot, summer sun. Luckily those feathers keep him nice and cool! As a benefit of FedEx Ground’s sponsorship with the Pittsburgh Pirates, I’ve had the

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