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Strengthening Small Businesses & Communities Through Preparedness

By Jennifer Pipa, Vice President, Disaster Programs, American Red Cross
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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.

FedEx Teams Up With Aurora and PACCAR to Test Autonomous Linehaul Technology

This industry-first, three-way collaboration will actively test autonomous operations on parcel routes between Dallas and Houston, TX
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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.

FedEx Works Alongside Local Food Banks to Help Fight Hunger

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The coronavirus pandemic has worsened the already dire problem of hunger in America. Prior to 2020, approximately 35 million Americans experienced food insecurity each year, but new research from the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University found that one in four individuals across America now face hunger.

Alba Vivar Talks About Her Heritage and Giving Back to the Community

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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.

FedEx and Red Cross Join to Increase Support for Patients with Sickle Cell

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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.

FedEx & American Red Cross Help Small Businesses Prep for a Disaster

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Is your small business prepared for a disaster? Download your free small business disaster preparedness checklist in English or Spanish.

FedEx Express Aircraft Named in Honor of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Patient Kenzie

Ninth Annual Purple Eagle Ceremony Featured During WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational
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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.

Singing About the Unsung Heroes

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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.

Water Mission and FedEx Keep the Drinking Water Flowing in Honduras

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The following is a guest blog from Aaron Mason at Water Mission

Denis, 32, took the storm warnings seriously. He moved his wife, daughter, grandmother, and five other family members from the home they share in La Danta, Honduras, to stay with relatives who live on higher ground. A farmer, Denis also felt responsible for his grandmother’s 27 cows, herding them to a friend’s pasture in another village where they would be safe.  

Thanks to those decisions, although Hurricane Eta’s fury took many of his family’s possessions, but not their lives.  

FedEx Ground and Berkshire Grey Team Up to Streamline Small Package Processing

New Sortation Solution Enables Autonomous Package Processing And Improved Optimization
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MEMPHIS, Tenn., October 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ – FedEx Ground, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), has recently implemented Berkshire Grey’s Robotic Product Sortation and Identification (RPSi) systems at its station in Queens, NY. Berkshire Grey, a developer of Intelligent Enterprise Robotics solutions, executed the RPSi systems to robotically sort the thousands of small packages that arrive daily in bulk into containers bound for other specific hubs and stations across the FedEx Ground network.

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