- 22 May 2020
- Transport / Logistics Services
FedEx has donated shipping services to the Vietnam Red Cross Society as the SE Asian charity donates medical and protective equipment to the American Red Cross.
Thousands of medical masks are to be sent from Vietnam to the American Red Cross. The American Red Cross has only a limited inventory of PPE in order to maintain readiness to respond to disasters across the USA and to support the collection of around 40% of the US blood supply.
President of the Vietnam Red Cross Society Nguyen Thi Xuan Thu said: “The donation is a small contribution compared to what is needed in the U.S., but there is so much love behind every one of those masks. The gifts show the solidarity and friendship between the Vietnamese people and our U.S. counterparts.”
“During these extraordinary times, the actions of everyone and every sector of society matters greatly,” said Hardy Diec, Managing Director of FedEx Indochina. “At FedEx Express, we are proud to contribute by donating essential shipping services and proactively supporting relief efforts to get important, lifesaving equipment to those who need it most. We will continue to work with our nonprofit partners and stakeholders in fighting this public health challenge.”