FedEx pledges $1M to support Japan disaster relief

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FedEx Corp. on Tuesday, March 22, announced that the company has committed $1 million in cash and in-kind transportation to support earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in Japan. FedEx says longstanding relationships with humanitarian organizations will allow the company to lend transportation and logistics expertise to support several agencies in their vital relief work following the devastation.

FedEx says it will provide monetary or in-kind transportation support to the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Heart to Heart International, Direct Relief International, Water Missions International, United Way Worldwide, World Vision and Project Hope, allowing these agencies to provide emergency and humanitarian relief to the earthquake and tsunami victims, including food, shelter, medical supplies, water purification units, blankets and hygiene kits.

“The FedEx team is incredibly saddened by the loss of life and destruction caused by the earthquake in Japan, and we extend our deepest sympathy to the Japanese people,” says Fred Smith, chairman, president and chief executive officer of FedEx Corp. “FedEx will continue to work closely with several humanitarian and disaster relief organizations in coordinating logistics, assessing needs and providing support where we are best able to help in Japan.”