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“A Unified Front: Business Partnerships for Effective Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery,” comprised of case studies from the business community. This section highlights the story of the FedEx response after the Nepal earthquake in 2015.



$1 Million in Aid to Support European Migrant Crisis

FedEx Pledges $1 Million in Aid to Support European Migrant Crisis

Sep 30, 2015

MEMPHIS, Tenn., September 30, 2015— FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) has committed approximately $1 million in cash and transportation support to deliver emergency supplies and critical medical aid to the thousands of migrants and refugees arriving in Europe, and provide ongoing assistance to both the people and the local communities affected by the crisis.


“FedEx is committed to helping those arriving in Europe to escape conflict, as well as showing our support for the communities who are also affected by this humanitarian crisis,” said David Binks, president Europe at FedEx Express. “Working together with NGOs, we are utilizing our global transportation network and resources to deliver immediate assistance where it is needed most and that lays the essential foundations for rebuilding lives.”


Disaster Relief Supplies for Dominica

FedEx Delivers Disaster Relief Supplies for Dominica

Sep 4, 2015

FedEx recognizes that disasters dramatically alter lives and shatter communities. We extend our deepest sympathies to those recently impacted on the Caribbean island of Dominica by Tropical Storm Erika.


We are supporting relief efforts to Dominica through our long-standing relationships with disaster relief agencies such as Heart to Heart International and the American Red Cross, which works closely with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. To help ensure aid is delivered efficiently, we are focusing our relief efforts with these existing partners.


FedEx is providing the transportation for approximately 6,000 pounds (3,600 kits) of hygiene kits containing supplies such as shampoo/conditioner, toothbrush and toothpaste, disposable razors, soap, lotion and more from Heart to Heart International in Kansas City for delivery next week to Dominicans in need.


St Jude Classic

FedEx Donates $1 Million to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®

Jun 10, 2015

MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 10, 2015 — FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) announced today that it will donate $1 million to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® to support the hospital’s lifesaving mission of finding cures and saving children. FedEx will make the $1 million cash contribution to St. Jude in the name of 2014 FedExCup Champion Billy Horschel. This donation is the first of a three year commitment in which FedEx will donate $1 million each year on behalf of the reigning FedExCup champion.


In addition to the check presentation, FedEx Express joined St. Jude in dedicating a FedEx Cessna aircraft to 9-year-old Tyler West. The Cessna cargo plane, one of more than 670 aircraft in the Express fleet, now features Tyler’s name along with the iconic St. Jude logo and will be on display near the driving range throughout the FedEx St. Jude Classic.


Support Relief of Nepal Earthquake Disaster

FedEx Pledges $1 Million in Aid to Support Relief of Nepal Earthquake Disaster

May 1, 2015

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 1, 2015 – FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) has committed approximately $1 million in cash, transportation support and a chartered flight to deliver critical medical aid and supplies to Nepal in the wake of last week’s devastating earthquake. The Memphis-based global transportation and logistics company is mobilizing its disaster relief program through its existing relationships with Direct Relief, Heart to Heart International, Water Missions International, American Red Cross and The Salvation Army.


“FedEx is committed to responding to the aftermath of the earthquake in Nepal,” said Frederick W. Smith, chairman and CEO of FedEx Corp. “Working together with international relief organizations, we are utilizing our global transportation network to assist in this massive recovery effort.”


An Ordinary Delivery Leads to an Extraordinary Moment

Johnathan Nichols, an employee of KPR Express, Inc., a FedEx Ground service provider, has met thousands of people during the course of his daily routes.

“Trying to remember them all can be a bit difficult,” he said.

There is one woman he’ll never forget.

Johnathan remembers stopping at a house in Central, Louisiana on August 20. While scanning the packages in his truck, he noticed a woman outside frantically washing her clothes with a water hose. He carried the packages to the door and was greeted by her daughter, Courtney. She thanked him for the delivery and mentioned that the packages were for her mother, Donna, who had recently lost her home in the floods that have devastated areas in Louisiana and Mississippi.

Johnathan started walking back to his truck when he saw Donna break into tears as she tried to salvage the clothes that remained. He felt compelled to help.