posts tagged with Disaster recovery

Direct Relief…When You Need It Most

Sensaware_TornadoRelief_May13 050-sm.jpg ...Nowhere was this relationship more on display than in the aftermath of the tornado that recently devastated Moore, Oklahoma. Direct Relief promptly jumped into action and, as the only nonprofit licensed to distribute prescription medication in Oklahoma and all other U.S. states, knew that they had to transport needed medications and vaccines into the area quickly, safely and securely.

Many of these specific medications are temperature-sensitive and require specialized cold-chain handling in transit. So, in order to ensure that these commodities were secure from both theft and extreme temperatures, Direct Relief used our SenseAware service offering to manage and monitor this precious cargo en route...

Small business virtual roundtable: Disaster Preparedness - live from Joplin, Missouri on May 22

Interested in a 700% return on investment? Experts say one dollar invested in disaster preparedness may save seven dollars in recovery. What you will learn during this 30-minute roundtable may save you hours, even days, if you are hit by that ice storm, power outage, fire, tornado, hurricane, or other disaster. What you learn may even save your business.

The roundtable will be broadcast live from Joplin, Missouri on the one-year anniversary of the worst tornado in the U.S. in 75 years. Experts from the American Red Cross, FedEx and the Joplin community will participate on the panel and answer your questions...

Thank you from Direct Relief International - Haiti Earthquake work

It has been two years since the devastating Haiti earthquake. This video from Direct Relief International thanks FedEx for our involvement in relief efforts. Direct Relief International's response after the Haiti quake has been the largest disaster relief effort in their 64-year history, and we were proud to work with them in this worthy endeavor.

Aid - Who doesn't need it?

...However, in many parts of the world today, there are still people who cannot even begin to dream of such security and well-being. They struggle for naked survival—for themselves, their children, their parents, their relatives and friends.

And who helps these people? They are reliant on the generous aid of all those who are better off and who perhaps cannot even imagine such a troubled existence...

Gives and Gets: FedEx and The Salvation Army at the US Chamber BCLC National R4 Conference

R4Conference homepage banner.jpg What if donors took a more measured approach to disaster recovery and pledged financial assistance over a period of years with more effective long term recovery in mind?