FedEx team up with Direct Relief to deliver aid to Lebanon
After a deadly explosion ripped through Beirut, Lebanon earlier this month, FedEx have teamed up with Direct Relief to get more than 60 tons of critical emergency supplies transported to the city via a dedicated charter flight.
This move will be critical in helping to ease the immense strain the disaster has put on their medical system and shows the strong relationship between humanitarian organization Direct Relief and FedEx in action. $11 million worth of medicines, medical supplies and personal protective equipment provided by Direct Relief was picked up by FedEx a couple of days ago and its on route to its destination.
“FedEx has catalyzed and made possible a huge boost of urgently needed assistance to people in Beirut by providing its world-class team, logistics expertise and aircraft,”
“Direct Relief and the many partners with which we’re working to help, including the American Task Force on Lebanon, are profoundly grateful for FedEx once again providing just an extraordinary example of leadership and action to assist people slammed by a humanitarian crisis.”
– Thomas Tighe, CEO, Direct Relief
The help being provided is also part of the company’s FedEx Cares “Delivering for Good” initiative, where the company uses its global network and unparalleled logistics expertise to help organizations with mission-critical needs in times of disaster. It’s refreshing to see companies banding together to providing vital aid during catastrophic events, especially during such uncertain times for many.
“We’ve seen the devastation from the explosion and know people are still in desperate need of help. On behalf of our 500,000 FedEx team members, we are proud to be able to use our global network to provide these lifesaving resources,”
“We are inspired by Direct Relief’s commitment to making a difference in the lives of others and we are honored to work alongside this incredible organization.”
– Richard Smith, executive vice president, Global Support, FedEx Express