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FedEx makes $1 million commitment to Harvey relief efforts

By Meagan Nichols / / August 29th, 2017

FedEx plans to write a seven-figure check and lend its transportation services to areas affected by Hurricane Harvey.

The Memphis-based company announced a $1 million cash commitment and volunteered to help transport medical aid and supplies. FedEx said it supports disaster relief efforts through the American Red Cross, Direct Relief, Heart to Heart International, Salvation Army and Team Rubicon. This aid falls under the company’s FedEx Cares “Delivering for Good” initiative.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the millions of people affected by this unprecedented storm,” said David J. Bronczek, president and chief operating officer of FedEx Corp., in a release. “FedEx will continue to work closely with humanitarian and disaster relief organizations to provide support and deliver supplies to assist those hardest hit by the storm.”

FedEx has suspended service in some parts of Texas.

To see a complete list of what areas are currently impacted, FedEx recommends customers go to its FedEx Service Alerts website to see the affected ZIP codes.

"Our priority is always the safety of our team members and providing service to our customers,” said Chris Allen, spokesperson for FedEx. “FedEx has implemented contingency plans to lessen the effect of Hurricane Harvey on operations and mitigate potential service delays. We are also supporting organizations such as Direct Relief, American Red Cross and Heart to Heart, which are providing necessary supplies to those impacted by the storm.”

Founded in 1973 by Fred Smith, today FedEx Corp. has roughly 400,000 employees around the globe and makes 13 million shipments each business day. The company reported $60.3 billion in annual revenue for fiscal 2017. - 24/7 Support including Chat

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