Last summer, devastating wildfires left parts of Greece treeless and blackened. Precious woodlands were destroyed and team members were eager to take action for a greener future. That’s just what they did on April 18 – when a team of 80 colleagues, friends and families volunteered to plant 400 trees in Athens.
FedEx has the capability to move huge amounts of materials long distances in a short time. Following the catastrophic explosion in Beirut, Direct Relief urgently needed to deliver 60 tons of supplies – worth $11 million – the 8,000 miles from Santa Barbara, California, to Lebanon. Direct Relief called FedEx, and we offered to charter a Boeing 777 for the job.
FedEx team members on three continents collaborated to deliver the supplies to hospitals, clinics, and primary care centers serving survivors of the blast.
FedEx does more than deliver – we deliver for good.
We are one the few companies in the world that has the global network and logistics expertise capable of assisting with precious shipments or responding quickly in times disaster. It’s a responsibility that we take seriously. Our business requires that we maintain a team of skilled logistics experts, pilots, and drivers that spans the globe, as well as an unparalleled fleet of trucks, airplanes, and other vehicles.
When the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service received a call from a Washington state resident about four abandoned puma kittens in their backyard, the agency contacted the Memphis Zoo for help. Knowing the kittens would need around-the-clock care for feedings and playtime; and quick transport from Seattle to Memphis, FedEx offered to assist as a part of the company’s FedEx Cares “Delivering for Good” initiative, in which FedEx lends its global network and unparalleled logistics expertise to organizations with mission-critical needs and helps communities before, during and after crises.
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.