MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A FedEx manager ascended to great heights Wednesday night to bring awareness to his favorite charity.
John Dunavant, FedEx's Head of Operations, said he planned to camp out on a roof at the sorting hub for 36 hours, or until $10,000 is donated to his favorite charity, Diversity Memphis, and its Memphis Walk fundraiser next month.
All around the sorting hub Thursday, employees were getting into the donating spirit, filling up collection baskets to help Dunavant out.
To prepare for camping out on a hot roof in the middle of August, Dunavant stocked up on food and water. For a man who lives and breathes FedEx, the view from the top was fun.
"We sorted about 1.5 million packages while I was up there, and 140 planes landed and took off, so it was a pretty perch to be in," he said.
Dunavant said he was ready, if necessary, to do his work during his lofty stay.
"I've got my laptop up there, so for my direct reports, they're probably going to get a lot while I'm up there," he said.
But Dunavant said it would all be worth it if his time on the roof helps generate awareness for the programs offered by Diversity Memphis.