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FedEx Donates $5 Million and MD-10 Aircraft to ORBIS International

August 3, 2011

NEW YORK, Aug. 3, 2011—FedEx and ORBIS International, a leading global organization dedicated to saving sight worldwide, today kicked off a North American Good Will Tour in Los Angeles with the announcement of a new 5-year, $5.375 million commitment in the form of cash and in-kind contributions from FedEx.  In addition, FedEx Express will donate an MD-10 cargo aircraft to ORBIS to be the third-generation Flying Eye Hospital. After Los Angeles, the Flying Eye Hospital will also visit Burlington, Vt., Dallas Fort/Worth, Memphis, Tenn., and Toronto and Ottawa, Canada between August and November to raise public awareness of the need to eliminate avoidable blindness.

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