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As the world watches the tragic aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), all of us at FedEx share in the grief as we see the extent of the destruction. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, survivors, loved ones and first responders affected by this storm.
Internally, our first efforts were accounting for our own team members who live and work in the Philippines. We are grateful that they are all accounted for and safe. Yet, we know that so many families are still waiting for word on their loved ones and waiting for food, water, and supplies. Like so many around the globe, our thoughts turn to “How can we help?”
We are honored to work closely with disaster relief organizations (American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Direct Relief, Heart to Heart and Water Missions) to donate transportation of equipment and relief supplies to impacted areas. While many agencies on the ground are still assessing needs, we are pleased to report that our first flights with aid are on the way.
Water on the Way
Last night, one of our planes left from Charleston, SC with two large “Living Water Treatment Systems” from Water Missions. Each unit can serve up to 5,000 people per day after a disaster. In addition, 10 potable water chlorinators were also on board to help respond to the huge need.
Other agencies have large efforts are underway and we will update this blog post as those great works finalize
In the meantime, many of our customers are also asking how you can help. We encourage anyone wanting to support the relief effort to contact the disaster relief organizations directly. Due to logistical challenges in the affected areas, these organizations prefer monetary support over the collection of new and used items.
- Direct Relief
- Heart to Heart International
- Water Missions International
- Salvation Army
- American Red Cross
About FedEx and Disaster Relief
Disaster relief is in our DNA. For decades, FedEx has been honored to deliver critical supplies, services and expertise to support victims of disaster. For more information, read our latest report on Global Programs in Disaster Readiness, Relief and Recovery or visit the Disaster Relief section of our website.
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