FedEx delivers 1,800kg clothes to victims of Hurricane Katrina
Oude Meer, Netherlands – October 14, 2005 – FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corporation, announced today they are providing shipping for 1,800kg of clothing collected by the U.S. Army, NATO, Allied Forces North Battalion in the Netherlands to send to Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, for distribution to Louisiana families displaced by Hurricane Katrina.
The U.S. Army, supporting Allied Joint Forces Command Brunssum will transport the goods to the FedEx facility in
"FedEx’s generous offer to provide transportation gives Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen from 26 different NATO nations the opportunity to donate much needed supplies to those whose lives have been devastated by Hurricane Katrina," said Captain Ernest Tornabell IV, U.S. Army, Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort Coordinator stationed with NATO at JFC Brunssum, the Netherlands. "Because of their cooperation, displaced families from
"FedEx Express is proud of its long standing record of helping those in need and participating in humanitarian operations," said Robert W. Elliott, President, FedEx Express EMEA. "In addition to relief shipments like this, we have assisted the American Red Cross in delivery of relief supplies for victims of Katrina as in other disasters. In addition, we have made a $1.5 million donation for this relief effort, which is in addition to $1 million FedEx donates annually to the American Red Cross."