Mumbai: Asia’s media and entertainment company Star and FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., airlifted 31 tonnes of necessities to Sichuan Province, China, on 1 June. The supplies will provide immediate aid to Sichuan’s earthquake survivors.
Also participating in the donation were Star’s advertisers Nissin Foods, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Hong Kong and Continental Supplies. Sourced by Star’s Greater China offices in Hong Kong, Taipei and Guangzhou, the relief supplies included tents, sleeping bags, mats, blankets, surgical masks, cup noodles and health drinks.
FedEx Express provided full cargo transport and logistical support, congregating the supplies in Hong Kong and dispatching them to Chengdu, where they were received by the Sichuan Provincial Civil Affairs Department. FedEx also provided land delivery support for the relief supplies that departed from Shenzhen and Foshan on Friday and arrived in Chengdu on 2 June.
"Three weeks have passed since the tragic earthquake struck Sichuan Province and while rescue workers have done a miraculous job, the survivors still face shortages of basic relief supplies. Our staff in Greater China did a terrific job sourcing emergency supplies and we are grateful for the tremendous support FedEx Express has shown in enabling us to see this initiative through." Said STAR CEO Paul Aiello.
"Addressing the needs of so many people demands cooperation from every sector of society," said FedEx Express Asia Pacific regional president David L. Cunningham. "We, at FedEx, are deeply saddened and moved by the disaster. But I see reason to hope in the quick response and efficient collaboration between officials, companies, and individuals to bring relief to those affected by the earthquake."
In support of Star and FedEx Express’s earthquake relief initiative, Nissin Foods contributed 1.6 tonnes of cup noodles and Otsuka Pharmaceutical Hong Kong offered 16 tonnes of Pocari Sweat, Soyjoy and Crystal Geyser water. Continental Supplies donated 15 thousand surgical masks.