FedEx Assists Peru Earthquake Victims With Pan-Regional Relief Effort
MIAMI, Sept. 11, 2007— FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. and the world’s largest express transportation company, continues to provide assistance to the earthquake victims in Peru, coordinating multiple flights to distribute donations collected throughout the U.S., Mexico and Brazil.
The August 15 earthquake that hit
“Effective corporate social responsibility goes beyond writing a check: it requires that corporations make use of their assets and infrastructure to contribute. At FedEx, we understand that our aircraft and pilots are what are needed most during this difficult time. We see it as our duty and responsibility to reach out, and we are grateful to be of assistance,” said Juan Cento, president of FedEx Express,
From Mexico’s Toluca airport, Telmex and the Peruvian embassy sent blankets, cots, tents, generators, and tools via a FedEx MD-11 aircraft carrying 77 tons of donations, consigned in Peru to civil association ‘Caminando Juntos’ and INDECI (Civil National Defense Institute), responsible for distributing the donations among the victims.
FedEx also coordinated efforts with Miami-based Heart-to-Heart International. The organization collected almost 10 tons of aid.
FedEx has also been active in South America’s southern cone to transport donations collected by Peruvian embassies in
FedEx is recognized as one of the most admired brands in the world, in part because of its commitment to helping neighbors in need. FedEx has a long history of support for the communities it serves, dedicating resources, both operational and financial, to effective corporate citizenship and governance, leading the way in both charitable giving and a commitment to the environment.
In recent years, FedEx has donated use of its aircraft, pilots and employees’ time to charitable activities including relief efforts following hurricanes in
FedEx Express Latin America & Caribbean Division services more than 50 countries and territories throughout Latin America and the
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