posts tagged with Community service

From Tragedy to Hope in OKC

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Passion, hope and endurance. Qualities of any good marathon runner.  But for Oklahoma City FedEx Express operations manager, Kevin Hayes,  these are words that define his commitment to support the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon.   

Memories of Patriotic Service and Special Deliveries

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As the United States is preparing to celebrate its 233rd birthday, I'm reminded of all the great reasons that make this country great.  Baseball, Apple Pie and Cracker Jacks come to mind, but also all the men and women who have served and are serving our country at the local, state and national level. I'm also reminded of a great event that took place a little less than a year ago in Austin, Texas. The Texas Military Forces Museum needed a special delivery of some historical World War II artifacts.

Emergency Preparedness Checklist for Small Businesses

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June 1 marks the first day of the 2009 hurricane season.  FedEx provides relief and lifesaving aid to victims of disaster. We work with global nonprofit organizations to assist in relief, recovery and disaster-preparedness planning.  FedEx and American Red Cross collaborated to develop an emergency preparedness checklist for small businesses.

Getting Our Hands Dirty In Boston

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What better way could you find to celebrate Earth Day than to spend a beautiful spring day outdoors making a difference at a beloved New England institution? Almost 40 FedEx team members in Boston did just that when they volunteered at the Green Apple Festival Volunteer Action at the Stone Zoo in Stoneham, MA on April 17.

Goin' Green Apple

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Two years ago, I never would have considered myself an environmentalist. I took long showers, threw most everything in the trash and found fuel efficiency to be secondary to speed. Now I haven't given up red meet or bought a Terra Pass, but I do make a more conscious effort to be good to my planet. Since I have moved to New York City, I ride public transit almost 95% of the time, recycle half of my trash and have shortened my showers. All small steps to lessen my impact. But, is there more I can do?