FedEx Collaborates with The Salvation Army Peacehaven to Support Social Needs of Seniors in Singapore
Singapore, 24 October, 2023 – FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and one of the world’s largest transportation companies, teamed up with The Salvation Army Peacehaven to arrange a series of enriching lifestyle excursions for over 170 senior residents from their nursing homes, day centres and active ageing centre.
A team of 35 FedEx volunteers and friends accompanied these senior citizens to visit popular attractions, such as River Wonders and Bird Paradise. Additionally, FedEx sponsored over 130 admission tickets to the attractions providing beneficiaries with opportunities to appreciate nature.
“Committing to do good is one of the core culture values at FedEx. We firmly believe that supporting the social needs of local communities can significantly contribute to the development of a more inclusive and compassionate society,” said Eric Tan, managing director of FedEx Express Singapore. “By creating opportunities for the elderly, we are living out our diversity, equity and inclusion commitment to ensure opportunities are available for everyone. Our volunteers were so excited to see their impact through the time and companionship they offered that created such a positive experience for these senior citizens.”
“The initiative from FedEx has brought about significant benefits to our senior citizens. The outings have created valuable opportunities for them to connect with others, fostering a profound sense of belonging and emotional well-being,” said Tan Wee Keong, community relations manager of The Salvation Army Peacehaven. “We extend our deepest appreciation to FedEx Singapore for its unwavering dedication to enriching the lives of our elderly residents.”
The initiative is part of the FedEx Cares global community engagement program. Read here to learn more about FedEx Cares initiatives across Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa.