More Than 1,000 FedEx APAC Volunteers Contribute During FedEx Cares Week
HONG KONG, September 9, 2013 —FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYS: FDX) and one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, will launch its sixth annual FedEx Cares Week in Asia Pacific. From September 7-15, more than 1,000 FedEx volunteers from 11 Asia-Pacific markets, including Australia, mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam, will donate their time and talents to serve local organizations.
With a global theme of “Uncommon Heroes, Common Good.”, FedEx Asia Pacific volunteers will commit more than 4,000 hours in 36 community activities and generate goodwill in their local communities by making a difference in people’s lives. This year’s projects include cleaning up parks and coastlines, preparing and distributing meals for the needy, providing care for disadvantaged children, and promoting environmentally responsible behavior. (See Appendix for detailed local programs).
“Volunteerism is an integral part of FedEx culture. We want the sight of a FedEx employee helping young children, the elderly or the environment to be as familiar as a courier making an important delivery. Each year we move a step closer to achieving this goal as more employee volunteers take part in FedEx Cares Week activities. With the strength of our network and our workforce we have the ability to make a big difference to the lives of people across the entire Asia Pacific region,” said David L. Cunningham Jr., president, FedEx Express Asia Pacific.
In celebration of its 40th anniversary, FedEx Cares Week is one of the many ways FedEx is giving back to the community. For example, in April, more than 300 team members in mainland China, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam joined the 40th anniversary volunteer activities, which included reading, safety, and mobile medical clinic programs for children, as well as sustainability projects in the community.
Since FedEx Cares Week first launched in the U.S. in 2005, it has expanded to more than 40 countries and territories around the globe. Together, FedEx volunteers around the world will donate thousands of hours of their time serving their local communities and improving the quality of life for people in need.
For more information about FedEx Cares Week and the FedEx commitment to volunteerism and the communities it serves, please visit https://www.facebook.com/FedExAPAC or fedexcares.com