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June 3, 2013

FedEx Helps to Deliver a Healthier Future with Food & Friends for the Washington, D.C. Community

Recently, nearly 30 FedEx volunteers joined Food & Friends in Washington, D.C. to celebrate FedEx’s “40 years of delivering a better future.”  Through their nearly 90 hours of volunteer service that day, the volunteers were also able to ensure Food & Friends could keep our promise of providing specialized nutritious meals to our clients living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses.

April 13, 2012

Reach Out and PLANT…Somebody’s TREE for EarthSmart

“Reach Out and PLANT…Somebody’s TREE. Make Our World a Better Place…for YOU and ME.”

March 29, 2012

How to Renew America’s Economy

This country – and much of the world economy – is in a backwards slide that must be reversed. Many leaders in corporate America today, including me, have ideas on the biggest challenges we face and the best solutions. I shared my own views on this recently with the National Association for Business Economics in Washington, D.C., of which our Chief Economist Gene Huang is president.To revitalize our economy and build opportunity for current and future generations, we must:

January 20, 2012

“What are you doing for others?” – Volunteering and MLK Day

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his dedication to community and service, I am here today with 35 volunteers at Food & Friends, Washington, D.C., preparing, packing and helping to delivery 3,000 meals. Foods & Friends, an organization based in Northeast DC provides specialized, nutritious meals, groceries and nutrition counseling to people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses in the metro area.  

December 29, 2011

FedEx to the rescue for Santa

During a recent book reading at Thurgood Marshall School, Washington, D.C., FedEx team members were asked if FedEx can help Santa. “What if a reindeer gets sick?” “What if Santa’s sleigh breaks down?” “Can Santa use FedEx trucks?” In every classroom, unknowingly the volunteers all said the same thing that FedEx will do whatever it takes and for them not to worry. Smile. Wink.  

November 22, 2011

FedEx Teams Up With the Washington Redskins to Deliver Thanksgiving Dinner at FedExField

Today, 50 FedEx volunteers will bundle up and head to FedExField outside Washington, D.C.  But they aren’t going to watch a Redskins football game…  

October 18, 2011

Dispatches from FedEx Cares Week 2011

***Follow @FedExCares on Twitter for real-time updates from our team members around the world! Also check out photos on Facebook from our volunteers.

October 14, 2011

Sustaining the Dream of Equality of Opportunity

This August, in honor of the unveiling of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C., FedEx sponsored the “Women Who Dare to Dream” luncheon recognizing the contributions of women to the American Civil Rights Movement. I had the privilege of attending the luncheon on behalf of FedEx. This week, we celebrate the dedication of the memorial and Dr. King’s tremendous legacy to civil justice, which prompted these thoughts.