posts tagged with Red Cross

The Red Cross Delivers in China's Sichuan Province

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In May 2008, I went to Chengdu to help coordinate FedEx relief efforts after the devastating Wenchuan earthquake in Sichuan province. The earthquake, which hit on May 12 at 2:28pm, registered 8.0 on the richter scale and demolished homes and livelihoods. In its wake, tens of thousands of people were left dead and those who survived were homeless.

When It Roars, Go Indoors!

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With an excited group of 100 enthusiastic, fired-up students from several schools in Philadelphia, and in the company of Lloyd Ayers, Fire Commissioner, City of Philadelphia and Tom Foley, CEO of the Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter, we wrapped up our series of "Race to Prepare: events with Red Cross, FedEx and our NASCAR team on Thursday, September 24th.

Speedway Middle School Students get Green Flag as they "Race to Prepare" with NASCAR and Red Cross

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We recently sponsored a disaster preparedness event with Red Cross, NASCAR and a large group of middle school students. When I was in middle school, my family moved to the Virgin Islands. Back then I was somewhat familiar with disaster preparedness - as we took hurricane season very seriously - but I was not familiar with NASCAR. While NASCAR drivers race at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour and drive on high tech speedways, the top speed limit in the islands was 40 miles per hour and lines were painted on roads by a guy in a motorcycle sidecar with a bucket of paint and a brush!

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.

President Proclaims March Red Cross Month: Red Cross Features FedEx

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President Obama has continued the tradition of issuing a Presidential Proclamation declaring March as Red Cross month. FedEx is thrilled that on March 9 we will be the featured corporate sponsor on the Red Cross month website, accessible from redcross.org. FedEx was proud to receive last year the Henry Dunant International Partnership Award from the Red Cross for our longstanding support of the organization's disaster preparedness and relief efforts worldwide. (The photo associated with this post shows FedEx team members receiving the award.)