Whenever there is a mega-disaster, like the recent category 4 hurricane Laura that hit the gulf coast of the U.S., FedEx reaches out to the disaster relief organizations we support year round to see if they may have a special need where FedEx can help.
While we focus on delivering humanitarian aid – to help people impacted by the disaster – we also know that many animals are often displaced and in need of shelter and care. These animals include people’s pets…our furry friends.
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!
Birdies. Not those hatched in a nest, but rather, those made on made on the golf course. PGA Professionals and friends, Justin Thomas and Bud Cauley recently took part in a “birdie challenge.” The golfer with the most birdies would have $100,000 donated in his name by FedEx to Heart to Heart International (HHI), a nonprofit providing humanitarian development and crisis relief worldwide.
More than $11 million worth of critical medical supplies transported in wake of explosion
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.
"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.
Despair. Imagine…there you are. It’s the middle of the night. You’re standing on the street, barefoot with only the hurriedly-grabbed clothes on your back. You’re watching your dwelling burn to the ground. Your pockets are empty. What do you do? Where do you start? Where will you stay? What will you eat? What will you wear?
GlobalMedic, a Canadian disaster relief charity, is distributing 55,000 pounds of aid in support of COVID-19 relief efforts in every province and territory in Canada. FedEx delivered the shipments for GlobalMedic, which included hygiene kits for more than 11,000 individuals, 4,600 liters of hand sanitizer, 22,000 surgical masks plus surgical gowns and gloves for frontline healthcare workers, disinfecting supplies and 20,000 bars of soap for First Nations communities in northern Ontario.