Guest post by Rebecca Milner, Chief Advancement Officer, International Medical Corps
An earthquake in Haiti, an explosion in Beirut, a global pandemic—all too often, emergencies like these dominate the headlines. Images of razed buildings or crying loved ones, accompanied by what can seem like an ever-increasing death toll, highlight the obvious physical devastation these emergencies can cause. But the impact an emergency has on a survivor’s mental health can be just as powerful.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., October 8, 2021 /3BL Media/ - FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) announced today its renewed commitment to Orbis International’s sight-saving mission with a US$3.5 million donation to help provide financial, logistics and operational support to the organization and its Flying Eye Hospital over the next five years.
By Jennifer Pipa, Vice President, Disaster Programs, American Red Cross
In an emergency, every second counts — that’s why it’s crucial to be prepared.
National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning.
The past year reminded us that no one is beyond the reach of emergencies. In the U.S., millions of people across the country were impacted by an unrelenting wave of devastating disasters — from back-to-back hurricanes, to record-breaking wildfires, historic storms and, of course, home fires — compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This industry-first, three-way collaboration will actively test autonomous operations on parcel routes between Dallas and Houston, TX
MEMPHIS, TN., October 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ – FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) recently announced it will kick off a collaboration with Aurora – a leading autonomous technology developer – and PACCAR – one of the largest medium-and heavy-duty vehicle manufacturers in the world – to test Aurora’s autonomous driving technology in PACCAR state-of-the-art Autonomous Vehicle Platform (AVP) equipped trucks within FedEx linehaul trucking operations.
In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, FedEx Ground team member Alba Vivar shares her story about her family, career, and why giving back to her community is important.
Alba was born in Trenton, New Jersey, to parents who emigrated from Ecuador. Although her parents spoke no English, they worked hard in their new home to create a good life for Alba and her brother. “They have provided me with guidance, support, and all the resources I need so that I can be successful in life. My parents worked with their hands, so I did not have to,” Vivar said.
For as long as she can remember, Jalen Matthews has received regular blood transfusions to treat sickle cell disease—an inherited condition that limits her red blood cells from carrying enough oxygen throughout her body. Though the 24-year-old was diagnosed with the disease at birth, it was not until she suffered a stroke caused by a blood clot at age 11 that blood transfusions became a lifeline to managing her symptoms.
Ninth Annual Purple Eagle Ceremony Featured During WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational
MEMPHIS, Tenn., October 12, 2021 /3BL Media/– FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., and the world’s largest express transportation company, dedicated a Cessna Caravan to Kenzie, a 17-year-old patient at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, on Thursday at TPC Southwind during the first day of play in the World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. This is the ninth year of the Purple Eagle Program, which honors a St. Jude patient who is also the child of a FedEx team member.
When we hear the words “unsung heroes” we think about those special people who go about the business of saving lives and helping those in need with no thought for themselves. While many of these serve as first responders, medical personnel, and others on the front lines, there are also many sitting in the cube next to you, or in the office down the hall, or joining you on a computer screen during a virtual call.