November 04, 2011: FedEx is providing donated funds towards a charter flight arranged by FedEx Trade Networks on Sunday, November 6, from the UK to Erzurumin Turkey,delivering 600 ShelterBoxes for relief efforts following the earthquake of October 22.
Each large, green ShelterBox is designed for a family of 10 and typically contains a disaster relief tent for an extended family, blankets, water storage and purification equipment, cooking utensils, a stove, a basic tool kit, a children’s activity pack and other vital items.
FedEx maintains a longstanding commitment to disaster relief. The company donated more than five million pounds (approximately 2,300 tons) of charitable shipping last year alone. The most recent donation provided two airlifts to Nairobi for Somalia famine relief, delivering 182 metric tons of high-nutrient food. Also, 1,000 shelter kits were sent to Sikkim India earthquake victims in October anda shipment of 55 tons of baby food moved by ocean to Japan recently for ongoing relief following the earthquake/tsunami in March.