FedEx Express and Salvation Army help people affected by COVID-19
Segurança Alimentar Project sends meals, water and hygiene kits to Brazil communities
São Paulo – FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world's largest express shipping company, is supporting the Salvation Army's Segurança Alimentar project in Brazil. The initiative aims to help people in need impacted by the novel coronavirus and includes donations of food, water bottles and hygiene kits.
The project has two pillars. The first pillar aims to help homeless people in São Paulo city and the metropolitan region. The Salvation Army agents visit different neighborhoods such as downtown, Osasco and Guaianases and distribute the kits. In all, FedEx support will guarantee the delivery of more than 6,000 meals, water bottles and hygiene items throughout the campaign. Additionally, the vehicle used to deliver these critical items was donated by FedEx in 2013.
The second pillar focuses on families in need who live in low-income communities in São Paulo (SP), Campinas (SP), Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Belo Horizonte (MG), Recife (PE), Brasília (DF), Porto Alegre (RS), Pelotas (RS), Rio Grande (RS), Santana do Livramento (RS) and Uruguaiana (RS). Through the support of FedEx, the Salvation Army team is delivering food, sanitation products, face masks and hygiene kits to 650 families headed by women. The campaign is expected to last about two months.
"FedEx Express is deeply committed to projects that help the communities where we live and work,” says Luiz Roberto Vasconcelos, vice president of operations, FedEx Express in Brazil. We understand the critical role that we play in society to use our transportation and logistics network to transport essential supplies to those that need it the most,” In collaboration with the Salvation Army, we can make a positive impact in our communities, especially during this difficult time.
FedEx Express has provided support to the Salvation Army in several countries for many years and this initiative is part of the broader FedEx Cares campaign, a program designed to benefit communities around the world. Last year, FedEx announced the next stage of the program, FedEx Cares 50 by 50, whereby the company aims to positively impact 50 million people around the world by the company’s 50th anniversary in 2023.