FedEx Delivers…a Major Donation!
If there’s one thing FedEx has mastered, it’s delivering. And they did just that and more when they visited The Salvation Army, Golden State Division in San Francisco during National Salvation Army Week.
But this wasn’t your typical white package delivery.
Instead, FedEx donated a custom Disaster Response Unit (DRU) to The Salvation Army, the first vehicle of its kind to be used in San Francisco. The custom-designed unit, complete with a GPS tracking device, features a fully functional kitchen capable of feeding approximately 2,500 people per day. It was a fitting donation considering the company’s commitment to supporting disaster relief efforts around the world.
The canteen will also be used throughout the average week, supporting The Salvation Army’s street outreach program which serves around 750 unsheltered people per week.
Per usual, the company’s timing was spot-on. The special delivery, one of 15 units donated by the company in the last five years, occurred at the end of The Salvation Army’s 59th annual National Salvation Army Week.
“Mobile feeding units are the main pillars of The Salvation Army’s disaster response capability and other local feeding efforts,” said Major Wayne Froderberg, emergency disaster services coordinator, The Salvation Army’s Golden State Division. “[This] will allow our responders to be among the first on the scene of a disaster and help ease the devastation experienced by so many involved.”
*From all of us at The Salvation Army, Thank you, FedEx Corp for your generous donation!*
Click here to visit The Salvation Army, Golden State Division’s Website.