When a natural disaster strikes, getting the right supplies into the hands of disaster survivors, doctors, and relief workers can be extremely challenging. Disasters often create an urgent need to deliver lifesaving essentials while fracturing the existing distribution channels in the areas most in need.
October 28, 2016 /3BL Media/ - More than 30 tons of critical aid is on the ground and in the hands of relief workers in Haiti. FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) delivered the emergency supplies on board two charter flights this week in an effort to provide assistance to the people and communities affected by Hurricane Matthew.
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When forecasting warned that record rainfall could be coming to Louisiana, a team at Walmart’s home office did what they always do when severe weather is imminent: Pull together the right people to prepare for help.
Because there are about 30 Walmart stores and Sam’s Club locations in the Baton Rouge area where the flooding eventually hit, the company’s Emergency Operations Center had a responsibility to local associates and communities. Logistics, operations, and merchandising teams assembled quickly, first mapping alternate routes for trucks delivering to stores in and around Louisiana and ramping up shipments of diapers, bottled water and other essentials.
Hurricane Matthew crossed the Western portion of Haiti on October 4 and portions of Eastern Cuba that afternoon. It was the first category 4 storm to make landfall in Haiti since 1964. According to the Haitian government, the death count associated with the storm is more than 1,000. The hurricane destroyed homes, displaced thousands of people, ruined plantations, and drowned livestock.
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Railroaders are often among the first to mobilize in response to a disaster, as the rail network provides a lifeline to affected communities. In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, CSX employees have gone back to work quickly with enhanced efforts to restore much-needed transportation services to quickly get customers and communities what they need.
Donations and needed supplies to assist organizations leading the hurricane relief and includes $500 thousand for recovery efforts in Haiti.
BENTONVILLE, Ark., October 12, 2016/3BL Media/ – Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have made a commitment to provide support through cash and product donations of $2 million to organizations helping with relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Matthew.
NORFOLK, Va., October 11, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Norfolk Southern is donating $50,000 to the American Red Cross to assist with Hurricane Matthew relief efforts across five Southeastern states.
Hurricane Matthew brought heavy rains and flooding across NS’ service territory in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia. More than 13,000 people in those states sought shelter in Red Cross and community evacuation shelters as the storm moved up the coast.
NEW YORK, October 10, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Bristol-Myers Squibb and the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation are supporting emergency relief effort in Haiti following the Category 4 hurricane which hit the island on October 4, destroying homes and crops, flooding streets and cutting off transportation across the island. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and has been plagued by natural disasters over the past decade.
The company is donating $600,000 in medicines to help the people of Haiti.
Hurricane Matthew is devastating. According to the New York Times, Florida’s “Atlantic coast is feeling the force of the Category 3 storm, and the National Weather Service warns of ‘extremely dangerous and life-threatening’ winds. ‘Evacuate, evacuate, evacuate,’ the governor urged 1.5 million residents yesterday.” More from their reporters about the destruction in Florida, South Carolina and elsewhere can be found here.