“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is what are you doing for others?” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In honor of the January 18, 2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, FedEx team members from across the country submitted essays answering the question – “How are you working with a nonprofit to honor Dr. King’s legacy and promote inclusion in your community?”
We’re happy to announce the essay contest winners!
The 2020 California wildfire season brought unprecedented destruction. According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California experienced 9,639 fires, burning more than 4 million acres of land. These statistics not only beat the previous year (6,872 fires and 1.4 million acres burned), but also the 5-year average, which sits at 5,674 fires and 446,052 acres burned.
Over the past few weeks, more than 200 U.S. FedEx team members nominated and voted for their favorite nonprofit for the FedEx Cares 2020 Giving Tuesday Grant Contest. The top three winners based on team member votes will receive a grant from FedEx.
Finding a job may seem pretty straightforward – update your resume, fill out an application, interview for the job. However, if you’re one of the estimated 3.5 million Americans with Autism spectrum disorders (ASD), it’s not that simple.
For many high-functioning young adults with autism, it is not a lack of intelligence or ability but rather a lack of training, education and social support that limits their futures.
When asked to think of a local organization that is dedicated to helping people, one name immediately came to mind – The Arc Gateway. The Arc Gateway’s purpose is to provide the best possible life experiences for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Since 1954, Arc Gateway has provided life-enhancing programs that help the people they serve realize their dreams, without regard for race, creed, color, sex or any other attribute. They see ABILITY not the disability.
FedEx, like many other socially responsible companies, is pitching in with our resources as best we can to help fight Covid-19. The most obvious way we are able to help is by making our network available to relief organizations through in-kind transportation support. There are a number of these organizations that we support year-round, across the globe. In addressing the pandemic, we’re helping them get personal protective gear, equipment, blood and medications where needed most in a fast, efficient and reliable way.
During the current coronavirus pandemic, we are hearing about so many wonderful acts of kindness and about nonprofits and companies that are dedicating resources to help. These organizations, and the teams that are making things happen, are driven by individuals with big hearts and community spirit.
Recently, 450 hygiene kits for individuals and families in need were provided by Heart to Heart International, a global humanitarian organization based in Lenexa, Kansas, to the Rahway Family Success Center in Rahway, New Jersey.
Direct Relief is shipping 250,000 N95 masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) to as many as 1,000 community health centers and free clinics in all 50 U.S. states that are playing a critical frontline role as Covid-19 spreads.