posts tagged with American red cross

Oklahoma tornado disaster relief - working with the best to make a difference

DirectRelief-FedEx_OK tornado response 5-22-13.jpg.jpeg Last week we all sat in disbelief as we witnessed the aftermath of the tornado in the Moore, Oklahoma area that left 24 people dead, including nine children, and displaced thousands of others.

Our hearts and prayers are with everyone touched by this tragedy, in Oklahoma and beyond. 

At FedEx, the safety and well-being of our team members and customers in the affected area is our top priority. We are proud to assist with relief efforts by supporting some of the world’s most capable disaster response organizations – organizations with whom we have longstanding relationships.

We May Be Big, But We Think Small…

chamber.jpg Today we have nearly 300,000 team members worldwide, but we still get what it takes to be a small business – around-the-clock dedication, a passion for customer service, and the ability to anticipate your customers’ every desire so that they know you can always be counted on. That’s in the DNA of every small business. It’s also the driving thought behind our Purple Promise: to make every FedEx experience outstanding.

Small business virtual roundtable: Disaster Preparedness - live from Joplin, Missouri on May 22

Interested in a 700% return on investment? Experts say one dollar invested in disaster preparedness may save seven dollars in recovery. What you will learn during this 30-minute roundtable may save you hours, even days, if you are hit by that ice storm, power outage, fire, tornado, hurricane, or other disaster. What you learn may even save your business.

The roundtable will be broadcast live from Joplin, Missouri on the one-year anniversary of the worst tornado in the U.S. in 75 years. Experts from the American Red Cross, FedEx and the Joplin community will participate on the panel and answer your questions...

Dallas Race to Prepare: checkered flag flies again on another great season

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FedEx wraps up season three of Race to Prepare with the American Red Cross and NASCAR

FedEx Delivers Grin to Red Cross Staffer: Hurricane Irene Response

...To say that I was grinning ear to ear and full of Memphis pride at the sight of the FedEx logo would be a vast understatement. Thanks to your support the American Red Cross opened or partnered with more than 500 shelters from Puerto Rico to Maine as Irene traveled up the eastern seaboard.

In the aftermath of the storm we continued to serve those communities by opening additional shelters, distributing relief items, and providing emotional support. I had several opportunities to visit our shelters and witness the damage caused by flooding in central and northern New Jersey. My deployment was an amazing experience and I cannot thank you enough for your continued support as our organizations work to serve those that are affected by disasters at home and abroad...