As doctors and nurses on the frontlines work to treat those affected by the deadly earthquake in Haiti, FedEx is working with multiple humanitarian agencies to deliver aid where it’s needed most. Through a collaboration with non-profit organization Direct Relief, FedEx transported via charter aircraft $8million worth of prescription medications, IV solutions, emergency medical backpacks, and other supplies into the disaster zone in Haiti.
Have you ever wondered where your next meal is coming from or how to provide a healthy meal to your children when schools are closed? For families across North Texas, food insecurity was a daily reality before the pandemic. The financial strains imposed by COVID-19 left thousands more asking the same questions – many for the first time.
To fill the need, the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) provided over 161 million meals to families in need between March 20, 2020, and June 30, 2021. This support continues as families begin to recover, and FedEx continues to be a part of the journey.
FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) inspires young people to participate in science and technology to motivate career interest in STEM fields. Each year, FIRST gathers over half a million students around the world for thousands of robotics competitions that culminate at two global championship events. However, due to COVID-19, FIRST adapted its program offerings and created new opportunities for teams to engage during the FIRST® GAME CHANGERSSM powered by Star Wars: Force for Change season.
The Chinese authorities have launched massive rescue and relief efforts in response to record rainfall and floods that have inundated central Henan province, killing dozens and affecting more than 1.2 million people. Henan had more rainfall in four days than in an average year.
In response, FedEx has donated 5 million RMB ($771K USD) to the Give2Asia Henan Flood Relief, who is partnering with charities in China including the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation and the China Women’s Development Foundation to provide relief for flood victims.
Losing one’s eyeglasses in the wake of a destructive storm is disheartening for anyone and crippling for some. Thankfully, in Martha’s case, the American Red Cross was on hand after the storm. Putting to work their decades long collaboration with FedEx, they saw to it that Martha’s glasses were replaced overnight.
$50,000 grants distributed across six regions worldwide to organizations advancing sustainable solutions
MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 25, 2021 /3BL Media/ – FedEx Cares, FedEx Corp.’s global community engagement program, recently announced that 12 nonprofits will each receive a $50,000 USD grant in recognition of their work in advancing sustainable solutions to improve the environment.
As part of the Priority Earth Global Grant Program, FedEx team members reviewed a list of remarkable nonprofit organizations around the globe. Close to 3,000 employees participated, helping to select the two nonprofits from each of the six regions that will be awarded a $50,000 grant.
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is Canada's most research-intensive hospital and the largest centre dedicated to improving children's health in the country. As part of the SickKids VS Limits Campaign, the hospital is working to overcome the limits on delivering seamless healthcare to every child, limits like geography, made all the more challenging by the pandemic.
At FedEx, we’re committed to teaching acceptance and influencing a more inclusive society. To help build awareness of Autism Acceptance Month, we are proud to support organizations such as Social Motion Inc., a Houston based nonprofit, which helps educate and empower people with autism.
Social Motion Inc. provides the skills and support necessary to help young adults with autism thrive in the working world and lead more independent lives by offering an employment training program.
Guest blog courtesy of the Washington Football Charitable Foundation
The Washington Reads Program partnered with Scholastic Book Fairs on National Read Across America Day to provide one hundred Washington Reads schools in the DMV region with two book packages containing books on diversity, inclusion, and social justice. The theme of the books was chosen to continue the Washington Read's program initiative of providing diverse books to schools in the program.
Guest blog courtesy of Jo-Ann Santos Alarcon, Resource Development Officer, Special Projects at International Medical Corps
International Medical Corps launched its COVID-19 vaccination activities in Los Angeles during the first week of March at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital (MLKCH) and Kedren Community Health Center (KCHC). Thanks to generous support from FedEx, International Medical Corps deployed emergency medical field units to both health facilities to increase their capacity to efficiently and effectively administer COVID-19 vaccinations to residents of South Los Angeles—one of the most vulnerable populations in the LA County.