Monday, 18 May 2015

FedEx provides aid to support relief of Nepal earthquake disaster

FedEx Corp. has provided approximately $1 million in cash, transportation support and a chartered flight to deliver medical aid and supplies to Nepal in the aftermath of the recent devastating earthquake. The American courier has provided a disaster relief program through its existing relationships with companies such as Heart to Heart International, American Red Cross and The Salvation Army.

Fredrick W. Smith, Chairman and CEO of FedEx Corp. said: "FedEx is committed to responding to the aftermath of the earthquake in Nepal. Working together with international relief organisations, we are utilizing our global transportation network to assist in this massive recovery effort."

FedEx sponsored Heart to Heart International who provide mobile medical clinics containing tents, vital medicines, medical supplies and portable medical equipment for those affected by the disaster. The Memphis-based courier company also presented The Salvation Army with a $50,000 cash donation.

Thomas Tighe, President and CEO of Direct Relief, commented: "In response to enormous human tragedy in Nepal, Direct Relief is working to ensure that more lives are not put at risk by providing emergency medical aid to the country's Ministry of Health and to local partners we have worked with for several years." Tighe continued: "The extraordinary step FedEx has taken...and its amazing a powerful force-multiplier to the humanitarian effort underway."

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