FedEx Corp. has committed approximately $1 million in cash and transportation support to deliver emergency supplies and critical medical aid to the thousands of migrants and refugees escaping conflicts, and provide on-going assistance to both the people and the local communities affected by the crisis.
Through the company’s monetary and transportation contribution, FedEx will deliver immediate relief and longer term support for those affected by the crisis. Specific contributions include:
• Providing a $1 million cash donation to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in response to its international appeal for assistance in countries including Italy, Greece, Serbia, Hungary and Macedonia.
• Transporting on behalf of Direct Relief large volumes of medical supplies for use in refugee camps in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey providing shelter for Syrian refugees.
• Transporting on behalf of Heart to Heart International large volumes of essential hygiene kits for use on the ground by International Medical Corps in providing emergency healthcare to refugees in Greece.
• On-going cash donations to the American Red Cross and its Annual Disaster Giving Program.
FedEx will also provide “bags to the future” for the youngest refugees affected by this crisis. Each bag contains toys and other items to help children adapt to their new environment. These are made possible through FedEx employee donations.