FedEx Donates 17th Disaster Response Unit to Salvation Army

FedEx Ground Vice President, Steve Myers speaking at the event on Wednesday.

The maters of timeliness, our friends at FedEx donated a custom $100,000 Disaster Response Unit (DRU) to The Salvation Army in Western Pennsylvania on Wednesday, May 15th, just in time for the 60th annual National Salvation Army Week. The DRU will help Salvation Army workers and volunteers better serve communities impacted by disaster by providing meals and refreshments.

The first of its kind to be used in Western Pennsylvania, the custom designed unit, complete with a GPS tracking device, features a fully functional kitchen capable of feeding approximately 2,500 people per day.

“Both FedEx and the military have been our faithful supporters in disaster relief,” said Major William Bode, The Salvation Army’s Western Pennsylvania Divisional Commander.  “We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate this special day.”

This is the 17th DRU that FedEx has donated to The Salvation Army’s global fleet, representing more than $1.7 million dollars in corporate contributions.

“At FedEx, we are passionate about helping people prepare for the unexpected and are known for making critical deliveries when and where it counts,” said Rose Flenorl , manager, Social Responsibility, FedEx Services.  “Through the donation of this new Disaster Response Unit, we hope to help The Salvation Army continue to deliver much needed food and aid to Western Pennsylvania residents in their times of need.”

From all of us at The Salvation Army, thank you, FedEx Corp for your incredible support of our Emergency Disaster Services!