MEMPHIS, Tenn.–FedEx Corp. has committed approximately $1 million in cash, transportation support and a chartered flight to deliver critical medical aid and supplies to Nepal in the wake of last week’s devastating earthquake. The Memphis-based global transportation and logistics company is mobilizing its disaster relief program through its existing relationships with Direct Relief, Heart to Heart International, Water Missions International, American Red Cross and The Salvation Army, said a release.
“FedEx is committed to responding to the aftermath of the earthquake in Nepal,” said Frederick W. Smith, chairman and CEO of FedEx Corp. “Working together with international relief organizations, we are utilizing our global transportation network to assist in this massive recovery effort.”
“In response to enormous human tragedy in Nepal, Direct Relief is working to ensure that more lives are not put at risk by providing emergency medical aid to the country’s Ministry of Health and to local partners we have worked with for several years,” said Thomas Tighe, president and CEO of Direct Relief. “The extraordinary step FedEx has taken in making this aircraft and its amazing team available is a powerful force-multiplier to the humanitarian effort underway.”