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FedEx delivers $11 million in medical supplies to Irma victims

 

MEMPHIS, TN - Loading a cargo plane is no big deal for FedEx, but Friday employees said they weren't just delivering packages, but hope.

After Hurricane Harvey,  FedEx sent a plane of food and water to Texas.  Early this morning they filled one with water, generators and $11 million in medical supplies bound for Miami.

Most of the items, including about 4,000 hygiene kits and emergency medical backpacks, were donated by Direct Relief and Heart to Heart and will help Hurricane Irma victims in Florida and the Caribbean.

"This is what FedEx is best at.  We are best at helping people in need all around the world," said David Bronczek.

FedEx President and COO David Bronczek traveled to Florida with the flight crew.  Everyone on board, including the pilot and co-pilot volunteered to make the trip.

"It always feels good to help people no matter what you do," said Capt. Cynthia Berwyn.

FedEx will also be helping hundreds of its own employees in Florida impacted by Irma.

"Many of t hem have lost their own homes.  We are sending generators to our own employees," said Bronczek.

FedEx is also picking up 150 dogs and cats rescued during Irma.  They are flying them to a no-kill shelter in San Francisco.

FedEx also donated $2 million dollars to hurricane relief efforts in Texas and Florida.