After weeks of anticipation, the results are finally in. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell were voted FedEx Air & Ground Players of the Year, thanks to votes from fans across the country.
FedEx announced the 2014 FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Year winners at the 4th Annual NFL Honors awards show in Arizona, aired nationally on January 31.
Each week during the football season, all eyes were on the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week program, where fans voted on their favorite air (quarterback) and ground (running back) player. As part of the program, FedEx made weekly donations to local Red Cross chapters in each of the winning player’s names to support disaster preparedness and relief efforts around the world.
FedEx has donated a total of $130,000 to the American Red Cross during the 2014-15 NFL season through the FedEx Air & Ground Players of the Year Awards program.
Last week, nominee Le’Veon Bell even helped teach Phoenix-area children about home fire emergencies at the Kid’s Day at NFL Experience hosted by FedEx and the Red Cross.
Red Crossers across the country appreciate contributions from FedEx and the players to Red Cross chapters throughout the season.
HOW FEDEX HAS HELPED, AND HOW YOU CAN JOIN For nearly two decades, FedEx has supported the mission of the Red Cross by providing access to relief supplies for victims of disaster through in-kind shipping and storing, financial support and trained volunteers. In 2014, FedEx contributed more than $1.8 million in cash and in-kind donations to the Red Cross and its chapters.
You can join FedEx and help people affected by disasters like winter storms and countless other crises by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. Visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.