FedEx Disaster Relief Update May 22, 2008 Myanmar and China
FedEx and Heart to Heart will deliver the first private airlift of relief supplies to
The donated charter flight will carry more than 250 pallets of critically needed medical supplies to
Along with the emergency shipping aid, FedEx made an immediate cash grant of $50,000 to the Red Cross and the Salvation Army in support of their initial relief efforts in response to the devastating disasters in Myanmar and China. This grant is in addition to significant ongoing cash and in-kind support FedEx is providing to these and other relief organizations in support of their ongoing work year round in response to disasters across the globe.
A strong supporter of the Red Cross for more than 10 years, FedEx has provided more than $7.5 million of cash and in-kind support for their relief efforts. FedEx has also recently provided $150,000 in support of the Red Cross Disaster Management Unit network (large disaster relief supply warehouses in Kuala Lumpur, Panama and Dubai), which enables them to serve up to 5,000 families anywhere in the world within 72 hours.
FedEx is providing Red Cross with $1.2M cash and in-kind shipping support each year as part of a current $6M commitment over five years through 2012.
Heart to Heart International, the Salvation Army and other relief organizations also benefit from hundreds of thousands of dollars of ad hoc in-kind shipping support provide year round by FedEx to help them with their relief and disaster preparedness initiatives worldwide.
In a separate initiative, FedEx is providing 11 disaster response units (canteen trucks) to Salvation Army affiliates around the world. This represents more than $1 million in cash grants as the trucks cost about $100,000 each.
In the last several months, FedEx has provided major support for disaster relief efforts in response to the flooding in southern
Employees, contractors and customers who would like to help with relief efforts may contact disaster relief organizations directly. These organizations encourage monetary support rather than collections of new and used items due to logistical challenges at the disaster sites.
For detailed updates and further information, please visit:
www.redcross.org or 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767)
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