posts tagged with Relief

Using Maps for More than Just Shipping

ngo-aid-map.png Walking around Port-au-Prince, Haiti in the months after the 2010 earthquake, I was confronted with a major challenge. How could InterAction, as the largest coalition of over 180 U.S. humanitarian and international development non-profits, actually help coordinate the massive engagement of our member NGOs?

With support from FedEx, we have been able to do just that while creating a platform to highlight our members’ work and engage with interested U.S. businesses. Later that busy year, InterAction mapped our members’ projects in Haiti, providing an unprecedented view of exactly who was doing what, and where. Haiti Aid Map, which continues to be updated, became the first site of NGO Aid Map, an InterAction initiative to help raise awareness on US non-profits work around the world.

From the heart of the storm: FedEx Fire Chief works with recovery teams in Oklahoma

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Charles Smith is Chief of FedEx World Hub Fire Services and a member of Tennessee Task Force One. He recently travelled to Oklahoma to help impacted communities recover from the disastrous EF5 tornado that ripped through the area on May 20. This is his story…

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.

FedEx Delivers Relief to the Northeast

As a proud member of the FedEx family for the last 29 years, I’ve had many opportunities to see how FedEx unhesitatingly answers the call anytime disaster strikes. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, I’ve been afforded a front row seat in the midst of the action, and I’m happy to tell you that this time is no different than any other.  

Sending Aid, Delivering Hope to Eastern Africa

...Heart to Heart and FedEx are delivering not only 10 pallets of hygiene kits from the Forward Response Center in Paris for family units in eastern Africa, but we are also sending 25 Ready Relief Boxes to International Medical Corps from the United States.

The hygiene kits provide enough supplies to help individuals avoid the spread of germs and disease for up to two weeks. The Ready Relief Box contains enough medicines and supplies for up to 500 patient encounters. These shipments are expected to impact more than 15,000 people through International Medical Corps’ operations...