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Our top 10 blog posts of 2013

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Over the past few years we've had a wonderful time connecting with the world through our FedEx Blog. 2013 was a year in which you showed us that you love to learn more about our team members, and what we're doing to make our communities a better place. You also reminded us that you love our iconic FedEx aircraft as much as we do!

Without further introduction, here are our most read blog posts from 2013...

We’re Thankful to Those Who Truly Deliver

Delivering Thanks Photo.jpg Each week during November we've spotlighted the men and women on the frontlines - the dedicated team members who don't hesitate to go above and beyond their job descriptions. We are thankful not only for these team members mentioned below, but also for our entire FedEx family - in every corner of the world.

Voices from The Scooper Bowl: Fighting cancer by eating ice cream

Ice cream. Kids love it. Adults love it. And it brings FedEx team members together to help raise money for The Jimmy Fund and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

FedEx has presented The Jimmy Fund "Scooper Bowl" for the past six years, with hundreds of team members volunteering to scoop ice cream to a hungry crowd of children and adults. The three-day, all-you-can-eat ice cream fundraiser holds a special place in many of our volunteers' hearts. Read why these people, all with a special connection to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, choose to volunteer their time and effort at this special event.

Reach Out and PLANT…Somebody’s TREE for EarthSmart

...Our conservation projects will include a half or full day of service for FedEx team members, working with each NFWF grantee and the local community. We will help plant trees and shrubbery in Pittsburgh, Miami, Memphis and Washington, D.C.; clear invasive plant species in Seattle and Chicago; restore trails in Colorado Springs; revitalize riverfronts and watersheds near Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Dallas, Newark and Boston; and transplant native plants to the Los Angeles area coastline and to San Francisco’s Presidio Bluffs.

Last year, FedEx team members helped plant 15,510 trees, which will be responsible for reducing 372,240 pounds of CO2 per year. In addition, we have helped restore 219 acres of habitat and reduce runoff water volume by 570,000 gallons per year. All of which translates to a fresher and more beautiful environment for us and the next generation to enjoy...

Purple Goes Green Coast To Coast

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...I expected to learn that the environmental needs and attitudes were vastly different for these two opposite corners of the country. However, I found that both areas actually have quite similar environmental needs…improve air and water quality, monitor local waste disposal, clean up polluted properties and promote recycling. I also found that the FedEx volunteers in both locations were quick to roll up their sleeves and get to work. This was not a surprise to me though. I’ve yet to encounter a group of FedEx team members that fail to rise to the challenge of pitching in when there is a good cause and work to be done...