Fedex pledges aid to Sandy victims
08 / 11 / 2012
FedEx says it will commit US$1.2m in cash and transportation help to support relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
As airfreight returns to normal today FedEx says its existing relationships with humanitarian organisations will allow the company to quickly lend its expertise to support several agencies.
FedEx say they expect to ship food, shelter, clothing, medical supplies, and hygiene kits to the stricken US regions on behalf of The American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, Heart to Heart International, and Direct Relief International.
Announcing the move Fred Smith, chairman, president and CEO of FedEx lent his support saying: “FedEx team members around the globe are deeply saddened by the loss of life and devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy.
“We will continue to work closely with several humanitarian and disaster relief organisations to assess the needs across the northeast and provide support to the areas hardest hit by the storm.”