Keeping Kids Safe in Memphis

Photo for Safe Kids USA Blog Post[1].jpg As the program manager for pedestrian and bike safety at Safe Kids Worldwide, I spend much of my days at my desk working with amazing people from communities across the country to educate parents and caregivers about child injury prevention. It’s a truly fulfilling job because it’s all about keeping kids safe.

How FedEx makes walking in Memphis – and around the world – safer for children

mem-safe-kids.png Fifteen years ago, the FedEx Global Citizenship team discovered a unique nonprofit called Safe Kids Worldwide (known then as the National Safe Kids Campaign). Their mission is to help prevent childhood injuries. With tens of thousands of vehicles on the world’s roadways and with safety a central value of the company, we approached Safe Kids about developing a child pedestrian safety campaign with support from FedEx...

What in the world is “telematics”?: My baptism into the world of sustainable transportation

FedEx Fellows by truck 2.jpg.jpeg A few months ago, I began working with some of our sustainable transportation initiatives at FedEx – a new area for me. One of my first tasks was to put together a weeklong training event where FedEx would share our insights, knowledge and expertise with EMBARQ, one of the world’s leading sustainable transportation nonprofit organizations.

The program was called the FedEx Fellows program. It was designed to expose leaders from EMBARQ affiliates in India, Brazil and Mexico to many facets of FedEx operations including fuel technologies, routing design, vehicle purchasing, maintenance planning, telematics and other areas.

These are definitely not my areas of expertise! When I saw “telematics” on the list...

FedEx Announces Innovation Award Winner at 2013 National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster Conference

FedEx 2013 NVOAD Awards.jpg.jpeg FedEx is an innovation leader. To encourage innovation in one of our core philanthropic focus areas - disaster response - FedEx sponsors Innovation Awards at both national and international forums.

On the national level in the US, we sponsor an Innovation Award for National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD). The National VOAD coalition includes 55 of the country’s most reputable national organizations (faith-based, community-based and other nongovernmental organizations) and 55 State/Territory VOADs, which represent Local/Regional VOADs and hundreds of other member organizations throughout the country.

Coach Joe Gibbs Motivates Small Business to be Prepared

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Watch the brief video below associated with this blog post. You will hear firsthand from Coach Joe Gibbs, a small business owner himself, about the importance of being prepared – and how to get prepared – for a disaster.