FedEx has announced it’s committing about $1 million to support relief efforts in the wake of the Nepal earthquake.
The company’s contribution will be in the form of a mix of cash, transportation support and a chartered flight to deliver medical aid and supplies. FedEx says it’s mobilizing its disaster relief program through the company’s existing relationships with Direct Relief, Heart to Heart International, Water Missions International, American Red Cross and The Salvation Army.
FedEx’s specific contributions will include:
- Providing a $250,00 cash donation to the American Red Cross and a $50,000 donation to The Salvation Army
- Sponsoring Heart to Heart International’s mobile medical clinic, “which contains tents, vital medicines, medical supplies, portable medical equipment, communication equipment, non-perishable food and water purification systems.”
- Transporting on behalf of Direct Relief large volumes of IV solutions, medicines, surgical supplies, and other medical essentials requested and approved by Nepal’s Ministry of Health and Population.
- And transporting 12 large Living Water Treatment Systems, 31 potable water chlorinators and 12 large water tanks on behalf of Water Missions International. “Combined,” says FedEx, “these systems will provide fresh water for up to 370,000 people per day.”