November 17 was an unseasonably warm and humid day in Washington, Illinois, a small city outside Peoria with a population of about 16,000.
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Most pet owners share the same feeling -- our pets are part of our family. We care for them and protect their well being the same way we do our children, spouses, siblings, parents, or any other family member.
From the early 1900s to the mid 1980s, wildfires were not a significant danger in the United States. The U.S. government had amassed data on the causes and behavior of wildfires, enabling the government to respond efficiently to major wildfire threats.
by Shane O'Connor, Program Advisor, FedEx Global Citizenship
Like many people, I was shocked and saddened to hear about the shooting tragedy that happened last week in Colorado. But as often happens when tragedy strikes, the community, including the business community, came together in Aurora to help those affected by this terrible crime.
According to the Small Business Administration up to 90% of small businesses get the majority of their business from within two miles of their front doors.
By: Dr. Teo A. Babun, Jr., AmericasRelief Team
A recent American Red Cross poll of small businesses sponsored by FedEx shows that fewer than half of small businesses (41%) have a disaster preparedness plan in place. Why so few?
Hurricane Isaac reminded people in the city of New Orleans and around the country how important disaster preparedness is. While the storm was not as powerful as Hurricane Katrina, it still caused major flooding in Plaquemines, St. John’s, and St. Tammany Parishes in Louisiana.
I was working 400 miles away from Haiti, the day of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that caused significant damage and loss of life more than two years ago. As the weeks passed, I was invited to be a part of a delegation, convened and hosted by the U.S.