FedEx responds to disasters worldwide
FedEx supports multiple nonprofits, including the American Red Cross, Direct Relief, Heart to Heart International, The Salvation Army, Team Rubicon, and World Central Kitchen, that work to help communities recover from natural disasters, like Hurricane Ian. By providing charitable donations and in-kind shipping, FedEx continuously helps these organizations deliver critical aid, like medical supplies and meals, to those who need it most.
Through our company’s Delivering for Good program, we work with global disaster relief nonprofit organizations year-round to respond when catastrophes impact communities around the world.
Recently, FedEx and nonprofit organizations it supports have been on the front lines, delivering essentials to help those in need.
FedEx helps with Hurricane Ian recovery
We extend our deepest sympathies to our team members and communities affected by Hurricane Ian. We are currently supporting relief efforts through our longstanding relationships with the American Red Cross, Direct Relief, Heart to Heart International, International Medical Corps, Team Rubicon, The Salvation Army, World Central Kitchen, and ASPCA. These humanitarian relief organizations are assessing the situation in affected areas and supporting critical needs for medicine, shelter, hygiene kits, food, and water. FedEx is maintaining frequent communication with them to ensure that our resources are deployed most effectively.
- FedEx is working with Direct Relief to provide aid to those impacted by the hurricane, including the pre-placement of emergency medical backpacks in areas hard-hit by the storm.
- Heart to Heart International dispatched their mobile medical van, donated by FedEx, to treat patients impacted by Hurricane Ian.
- The Salvation Army is using their mobile feeding unit FedEx donated to their operations in Miami. The unit can feed 1,500 people per day.
- FedEx stores a modularized field hospital in Memphis for International Medical Corps and shipped 9 pallets of modules and other medical relief supplies to Florida. Learn more.
- As a sponsor of their Ready Reserve Fund, FedEx helps Team Rubicon respond to disasters year-round. Currently, Team Rubicon is serving several vulnerable counties in Florida and in Puerto Rico. Teams are clearing roads of downed trees for first responders and conducting their "core operations" like tarping roofs and mucking/gutting flooded homes of wet debris.
- In support of World Central Kitchen, FedEx transported 42 pallets of consumable goods and distribution products to continue serving nourishing meals to communities between Tampa and Naples, including Port Charlotte, Cape Coral, and Ft. Myers, in multiple Lee County hospitals, Sanibel and Pine Islands, and other severely impacted areas.
- As a founding member of the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program FedEx helps the Red Cross respond to disasters year-round through cash and in-kind shipping support.
- FedEx donated 20,400 meals ready-to-eat (MREs) to the American Red Cross in support of its critical Hurricane Ian relief efforts. Learn more.
FedEx does not provide charitable shipping for collection drives and donated items. We ask FedEx team members to refrain from collecting donated items. Learn more about FedEx's Humanitarian Relief efforts here. If you would like to contribute to the relief efforts, please donate cash directly to a relief organization of your choice.
- Prior to this year’s hurricane season, we worked with Direct Relief to preposition hurricane prep packs across Puerto Rico. Direct Relief is now using them to treat those impacted by Hurricane Fiona. FedEx also delivered Direct Relief’s Emergency Medical Backpacks that can serve as many as 500 people in need.
- Our support as a member of the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program is helping to assist with relief efforts in Puerto Rico. The American Red Cross is responding to needs across the island. They have completed more than 4,500 damage assessments.
- During the acute response phase International Medical Corps focused on the distribution of essential supplies such as household hygiene kits and mosquito nets to affected families, and medical equipment and supplies such as personal protective equipment and generators to affected healthcare facilities. The household hygiene kits—around 12 pallets—were shipped via FedEx from the Memphis warehouse to San Juan.. FedEx stores a modularized portable field hospital for IMC in Memphis, TN, and stands at-the-ready to deploy if it's needed.
- World Central Kitchen sent 45 pallets of insulated containers with 20,000 meal kits, LuminAid lights, generators, insulated food carriers, Paella pans, food containers, and cutlery to Miami to stage for distribution to Turks & Caicos, Dominican Republic, or Puerto Rico.
- Heart to Heart International sent 4 pallets of hygiene kits to serve 2,000 people with essential items.
- Water Mission is using their in-kind FedEx shipping account to transport water purification systems to the region to support victims of the recent flooding. They have recently sent three systems. Each system can purify 10,000 gallons of water each day. They also used their account to ship 200,000 water purification packets, and 1,350 hygiene kits to Pakistan. Each water purification packet can purify 10 liters of water.
- FedEx helped Direct Relief as they worked with the Secretariat of Public Security of the state of Michoacan to deliver 10 Emergency Medical Backpacks that served approximately 5,000 people impacted by the earthquake.
- Direct Relief delivered 750 Emergency Medical Backpacks to first responders and healthcare providers in Ukraine since the war began more than six months ago. Each backpack contains enough resources to serve up to 500 people.
- Since the conflict in Ukraine began, FedEx has worked with many non-profits to deliver essentials including medical supplies, food, and water. Read more here.
- In November, FedEx helped Direct Relief move more than 2,000 pounds of critically needed cholera treatment supplies to Haiti. Read more here.
Learn more about FedEx charitable giving at fedexcares.com.
***Photos provided by Direct Relief