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FedEx Launches Fifth Annual FedEx Cares Week

FedEx Week of Service Expands to Nearly 80 Cities Around the World

Submitted by: FedEx Corp.

Categories: Volunteerism, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Sep 21, 2009 – 12:06 PM EST

 

MEMPHIS, Sep. 21 /CSRwire/ - FedEx Corp. (NYS: FDX) today launches its fifth annual FedEx Cares Week, providing volunteer and service opportunities for team members both in the U.S. and around the world. More than 4,000 FedEx volunteers will donate their time and talents to serving local organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life in the communities they serve.

FedEx Cares Week will be held from Sept. 21 – 28, 2009 in more than 30 U.S. cities, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, New York, Newark, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Paul/Minneapolis and Washington, D.C.

Additionally, FedEx team members across the globe will serve their communities for FedEx Cares Week in countries such as Australia, Bermuda, China, the Dominican Republic, Hong Kong, Mexico and the Philippines.

"FedEx Cares Week gives FedEx team members in nearly 80 communities across the globe the opportunity to serve and make a difference in their own backyards," said Rose Flenorl, manager of Global Signature Programs at FedEx. "The FedEx culture breeds a passion and commitment to the many communities in which we live and serve. FedEx Cares Week is just one way we join together to give back."

Now in its fifth year, FedEx Cares Week serves as the formal kick-off for the annual FedEx United Way campaign. In addition to volunteering hundreds of thousands of hours each year, FedEx and its team members gave nearly $15 million to the United Way in 2008.

This year’s FedEx Cares Week service projects include:

  • Preparing grocery donations at The Greater Boston Food Bank for distribution to local hunger relief agencies
  • Cooking, packaging and delivering meals to those in need at Food & Friends in Washington, D.C.
  • Painting, gardening and organization projects at The Henry Street Settlement in New York City
  • Refurbishing the Boys & Girls Club of Venice in Los Angeles
  • Planting trees with Reforestamos Mexico

For more information about FedEx Cares Week and the FedEx commitment to volunteerism and the communities it serves, please visit csr.fedex.com.

About FedEx

FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $34 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 275,000 employees and contractors to remain absolutely, positively focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. For more information, visit news.fedex.com.

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