On September 15, 2017 Federal Express shipped more than $11 million worth of critical aid with the help of relief workers in Florida. There were 2 essential trips; one in and one out. Originating from Memphis, the FedEx Express MD-10 was freighted with medial supplies for those affected by Hurricane Irma in Florida. The trip into Miami, Florida brought in humanitarian efforts with the assistance of Direct Relief. The medicine and supplies will be delivered to health centers within Florida in addition to the caribbean islands that were affected.
The outgoing trip boarded 150+ cats and dogs from Miami shelters that will arrive in Oakland, California and be delivered into no-kill San Fransisco shelters. Members of the Miami HEAT heard about the overcrowding crisis at local shelters and teamed up with the Golden State Warriors to come up with a plan. The National Basketball Association teams reached out to FedEx to assist. Without the generosity of FedEx and the Golden State Warriors, this cross-country effort wouldn’t be possible.
The ASPCA has helped transport more than 1,000 cats and dogs out of groups directly distressed by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. All while continuing to provide search-and-rescue and sheltering help in Florida and Texas.
The animals transported to the West Coast will have a second chance to find safe and loving homes thanks to destination shelters opening their doors. This will remove Florida’s cats and dogs out of impacted communities to free up much-needed space for owned pets evacuated from the storm.
All at FedEx are committed to working with humanitarian and disaster relief associations to offer help and ship supplies to help those hardest hit by the hurricanes.