Submitted by FedEx Corporation
This story first appeared in the FedEx Delivering for Good Report.
Whenever there is a mega-disaster, like the Category 4 hurricane Laura that hit the gulf coast of the U.S. in 2020, FedEx reaches out to the disaster relief organizations we support to see if they may have a special need where FedEx can help. While we focus on delivering humanitarian aid, we also know that animals are often displaced after disasters. After hurricane Laura, we called the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) and learned they could use assistance getting animal relief supplies (such as kennels and food) to their emergency shelter operation in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. We provided complimentary shipping to the ASPCA, providing three large trucks to move the supplies, weighing more than 53,000 pounds in total, from Missouri to the emergency shelter in Lake Charles.
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