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Direct Relief and FedEx Team Up to Bring Relief to Central America After Hurricanes Eta and Iota

Direct Relief is providing nearly $10 million in aid after the Category 4 storm left entire communities underwater and 200,000 displaced.
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Hurricane Iota, thought to be the strongest storm ever to strike Nicaragua, slammed into the country’s Caribbean coast on Monday evening as a Category 4 hurricane.

The storm made landfall in an almost identical location – and with similar force – to that of Hurricane Eta two weeks earlier.

Explosion in Beirut Triggers 60-ton Response From Direct Relief and FedEx

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After the catastrophic explosion in Beirut, FedEx immediately reached out to the disaster relief agencies we work with year round to see how we could help with relief efforts. We discovered that Direct Relief, a humanitarian relief organization FedEx has supported for many years, had critically-needed medicines and supplies that they wanted it to get over to Lebanon – 60-tons worth!

FedEx and Direct Relief Team Up to Deliver Aid to Lebanon

More than $11 million worth of critical medical supplies transported in wake of explosion
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MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 28, 2020 /3BL Media/—More than 60 tons of critical aid will offer needed relief to medical personnel in Beirut, Lebanon. FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) transported the emergency supplies via a dedicated charter flight to help health facilities responding after a deadly explosion ripped through the city earlier this month, putting significant strain on the medical system.

Direct Relief's 90 Ton Aid Shipment Heads to Lebanon Early Next Week

By Beth Farnsworth
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"It's a big list. A lot of stuff was blown up," said Direct Relief President and CEO Thomas Tighe. "Like in any tragedy, it's important that they know that people are pulling for them not just objectifying their suffering."

On Thursday, Tighe and his team received confirmation from FedEx CEO, Fred Smith, that the corporation would donate one of its cargo planes to deliver the aid. Trucks will haul the 80,000 pound shipment from the Santa Barbara warehouse to FedEx headquarters in Memphis, TN. From there, the aid will be flown to Lebanon.

Aflac Incorporated Donates $5 Million as Part of Company's Overall COVID-19 Pandemic Response

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COLUMBUS, Ga., April 15, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- Aflac Incorporated, a leader in supplemental insurance at U.S. worksites, today announced it has contributed $5 million to two organizations that are providing assistance for health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 global pandemic. The $5 million donation includes:

FedEx Pledges Transportation Support to Aid in Coronavirus Emergency

Company Leveraging its Global Network to Assist in Crisis
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MEMPHIS, Tenn., January 28, 2020 /3BL Media/— FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) is committing transportation and logistics support to humanitarian relief agencies as they respond to the coronavirus outbreak. As part of these efforts, FedEx Express is shipping more than 200,000 surgical masks and personal protective equipment such as gowns and gloves to its Asia Pacific Hub in Guangzhou, China to assist the humanitarian work of Direct Relief.

Carnival Corporation Signs Agreement With the Bahamas to Fund and Support Restoration of Rand Memorial Hospital Following Hurricane Dorian

MOU signed for flood damage repairs and basic restoration efforts aimed at reopening Grand Bahama Island’s primary hospital by end of March 2020
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Donations from Carnival Foundation, philanthropic arm of the world’s largest leisure travel company, its global cruise line brands and guests, and Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation are providing funding and resources for repairs, equipment replacement, meals and volunteer services

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Donations from Carnival Foundation, philanthropic arm of the world’s largest leisure travel company, its global cruise line brands and guests, and Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation are providing funding and resources for repairs, equipment replacement, meals and volunteer services

Carnival Corporation Relief Effort Delivers 10 Million Pounds of Supplies to Bahamas

In partnership with Tropical Shipping and with generous donations from many, company's program provides 250 containers of humanitarian aid to country's National Emergency Management Agency
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MIAMI, Oct. 1, 2019 /3BL/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL;NYSE: CUK) recently announced its relief effort collected an estimated 10 million pounds of food and supplies for The Bahamas. In partnership with Tropical Shipping, the program began Sept. 4, three days after Hurricane Dorian struck the northwestern part of The Bahamas, and generated an outpouring of generous donations that has filled over 250 shipping containers.

Carnival Corporation Relief Effort Collects 2,841 Tons of Supplies for the Bahamas; Company Thanks Individuals and Organizations for Generous Donations

With outpouring of support from countless donors, company's partnership with Tropical Shipping delivers much-needed food and supplies directly to country's National Emergency Management Agency
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MIAMI, September 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL;NYSE: CUK) today announced that its relief program to provide humanitarian aid to The Bahamas collected and delivered during its first week over 2,841 tons of food and supplies in over 90 shipping containers – a remarkable milestone made possible by generous donations from countless individuals and organizations throughout South Florida and North America.

FedEx, Direct Relief, International Medical Corps, Team Rubicon & Water Mission Team Up to Deliver Supplies and Aid to the Bahamas

More than $500,000 worth of lifesaving supplies transported to Nassau
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MEMPHIS, Tenn., September 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ — More than 56,000 pounds of critical aid is on the ground and in the hands of relief workers in the Bahamas.  FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) delivered the emergency supplies via a dedicated flight today to help the people and communities devastated by Hurricane Dorian.

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