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Signs of a Hopeful Spring

DD_Indy Group.jpg Recently, FedEx locations in Indianapolis, Pittsburgh and around the country may have looked more like a flower farm than a package sorting facility to visitors and employees alike. That’s because this week marked the company’s 15th year of support for the American Cancer Society’s annual Daffodil Days spring fundraising event – a time when millions of daffodil blooms are prepared, packaged and delivered by FedEx Express and FedEx Ground team members to donors in dozens of cities across 10 states nationwide.

Delivering Hope

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This past March the Indianapolis Ramp Transport FedEx facility was a scene of budding daffodils as FedEx employees gathered to help the American Cancer Society launch Daffodil Days, their annual spring fundraiser.

In the middle of the action was Paul Aust, FedEx Express Dispatcher who just celebrated his 30th anniversary with the company. I marvel at Paul’s attention to detail when it comes to our community volunteer programs. Three years ago we first met with the American Cancer Society to see how we could help support them. Today, to their amazement, we now run the entire Daffodil Days operation from our Hanna Road facility, a far more efficient operation.

Paul and fellow dispatcher Nick Miller used their FedEx expertise, designing a sort layout plan and scheduling 350 daffodil deliveries to sync up with existing delivery schedules.