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FedEx is helping the Vietnam Red Cross Society transport thousands of donated medical masks to the American Red Cross in the United States. The donation was mobilised by the Vietnam Red Cross Society to help US communities cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes masks donated by the Vietnam Red Cross and by the Hanoi branch of the Vietnam-US Alumni Club (VUSAC).
FedEx is donating its shipping services to the Vietnam Red Cross Society to deliver medical and protective equipment to the American Red Cross in fighting COVID-19
The American Red Cross maintains a limited inventory of personal protective equipment (PPE) in order to maintain readiness to respond to disasters across the country and to support the collection of about 40 per cent of the United States’ 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 US, but there is so much love behind every one of those masks. The gifts show the solidarity and friendship between the people of Vietnam and the US.”
“During these extraordinary times, the actions of everyone and every part 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 the most. We will continue to work with our nonprofit partners and stakeholders in fighting this public health challenge.”
Earlier in April, FedEx, in co-ordination with DuPont and the US Embassy in Vietnam transported shipments from Vietnam to Texas carrying more than 450,000 Tyvek protective suits. FedEx Express aircraft are being used to transport critical PPE supplies to the locations where they are needed around the world.
FedEx Express is the world’s largest express transportation company, providing fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and territories. FedEx Express uses a global air and ground network to speed up the delivery of time-sensitive shipments, by a definite time and date with a money-back guarantee.