FedEx and TNT deliver food supplies to workers and seafarers
DUBAI, U.A.E.: FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, and TNT are celebrating the spirit of Ramadan by distributing Iftar food packs to less fortunate members of the community within the UAE.
In Dubai, FedEx Express is participating in a food distribution initiative managed by SmartLife, a non-profit organization, under the supervision of Dubai Chamber of Commerce. 500 food packs were distributed to workers in two labor accommodations in Sonapur. Each pack contains 5kg of food including flour, rice, sugar, tea, and more.
In Sharjah, TNT is working with Mission to Seafarers, a non-profit organization, to distribute food packs to seafarers. The food packs included essential food items, such as rice, lentils, oil, dates, and curry powder.
“With Ramadan representing a month of generosity, and 2017 the Year of Giving in the UAE, our commitment to support the communities in which we live and work provided a strong link to give comfort and support to those who work tirelessly in our community,” said David Ross, regional president of FedEx Express Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa. “FedEx was founded as a people-first company, and this is a philosophy that we extend beyond our own team members at FedEx and TNT – we believe that delivering a positive impact is part of our responsibility towards the communities we live and work in.”
Across the globe, FedEx believes in ‘delivering for good’ – using its global network to deliver resources where they are needed most. The company is investing US$200 million in more than 200 global communities by 2020, to create opportunities and deliver positive change around the world.
About FedEx Corp.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $60 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 400,000 team members to remain “absolutely, positively” focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities.
FedEx Express is the world’s largest express transportation company, providing fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and territories. FedEx Express uses a global air-and-ground network to speed delivery of time-sensitive shipments, by a definite time and date with a money-back guarantee.
SmartLife is a NGO, licensed by the Community Development Authority (CDA), Dubai. The objective of the organization is to work closely with blue collar workers in the various labor camps in Dubai and to help them improve their potential and thus the quality of lives through the diverse projects of SmartLife.
About Mission to Seafarers:
Mission to Seafarers is a global non-profit organization funded entirely by donations, which operates over 121 Seafarers’ Centres in more than 200 ports in over 50 countries. Mission to Seafarers UAE has operated in the United Arab Emirates since 1962, providing welfare to seafarers in 17 ports around the country. In 2016 Mission to Seafarers UAE assisted 1589 seafarers who were without pay for a combined total of 6,356 months, or 529 years, more than double the previous year.