A different way to help our waterways

While in-person volunteering through FedExCares has been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some FedEx team members are rolling up their sleeves on their own to help protect waterways by adopting storm drains.  

Yes, storm drains.

“It’s a way for us to contribute remotely and safely amidst the pandemic, donate to the local communities we all live in, and make a difference (albeit small) to the environment,’’ explained Daniel Luzzi, a FedEx Services strategic development sales executive who, along with some other members of the Garden State West sales team in New Jersey, recently volunteered to adopt storm drains near their homes. 

FedEx is working with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, as well as many local parks and nonprofits, to educate team members on ways they can volunteer in a safe way during the COVID 19 pandemic and help to keep waterways clean.  The project is simple - grab your gloves, trash bag, mask, phone, and head outside by yourself or with your family to help clean up your neighborhood. By keeping these areas clean we are reducing trash, litter or other toxic items from entering our waterways.

Don’t forget you can enter your personal volunteer hours in the volunteer system and be a part of the FedEx Cares 50 by 50 campaign to positively impact 50 million people around the world by our 50th anniversary in 2023.