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Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and FedEx to Activate Volunteers for Conservation Project

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB) will lead a volunteer day with FedEx team members to plant trees in Garfield Park to restore the beauty of trees planted nearly 100 years ago to honor fallen WWI soldiers, through a grant program sponsored by FedEx and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF). The project is part of a three month effort in 14 major U.S. cities to pair FedEx team members with local nonprofits for a day of service to address the most pressing urban environmental challenges.

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful was selected by FedEx and NFWF to receive the grant because its project maximized philanthropic and volunteer resources to improve air and water quality and enhance community spaces in urban areas.

WHEN: Monday April 23, 2012 | 9:00 am

WHERE: Garfield Park | 2345 Pagoda Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46203

SPOKESPEOPLE: Bob Palmer—Vice President, FedEx Express
60 FedEx team member volunteers
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. representatives

VISUALS: Volunteers, neighbors, and project partners will plant 60 trees in the Garfield Park Memorial Grove.

BACKGROUND: FedEx and NFWF have entered into a unique collaboration to address the most pressing urban environmental challenges in major U.S. cities. Last year, grants were awarded to local nonprofits in Los Angeles, Memphis, New York City, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Indianapolis, Philadelphia and Seattle. In 2012, FedEx will collaborate with NFWF for projects in Memphis, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Dallas, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Chicago, Colorado Springs, Washington D.C., Newark, Miami, Seattle, Boston, and San Francisco.

The FedEx commitment to NFWF supports FedEx EarthSmart Outreach, which is a focus area of EarthSmart – a FedEx commitment to deliver innovations to meet ambitious sustainability goals. EarthSmart Outreach uses FedEx philanthropic and volunteer support to address environmental challenges that are strategically aligned with FedEx business goals.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Ashlee Fujawa
afujawa@kibi.org
317-612-7797 (cell)

Paula Bosler
Pmbosler@fedex.com 
317-484-5825 (cell)

Please visit http://news.fedex.com/ for additional details about the program.