FedEx pledges to support European migrant crisis
OCT 1, 2015: FedEx 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 arriving in Europe, and provide ongoing assistance to both the people and the local communities affected by the crisis.
“FedEx is committed to helping those arriving in Europe to escape conflict, as well as showing our support for the communities who are also affected by this humanitarian crisis,” said David Binks, president Europe at FedEx Express. “Working together with NGOs, we are utilizing our global transportation network and resources to deliver immediate assistance where it is needed most and that lays the essential foundations for rebuilding lives.”
Time is of the essence when it comes to providing help, and FedEx is mobilizing its humanitarian relief program through a donation of $1 million to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). The company will also use existing relationships with international organizations, including Direct Relief and Heart to Heart International, working closely with local partners in the most affected countries.