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Teamwork: Medtronic Helps Villalba Restore Power

Thousands receive water and electricity after Medtronic assists with critical repairs
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The lunch lines are long again at Ricardo Gonzalez’ café in Villalba, Puerto Rico.

In the wake of Hurricane Maria, he had to operate on generator power for more than a month. That meant limited menus and limited hours.

But when the public power returned, so did the lunch crowd.

“That was tremendous,” Gonzalez said. “The teamwork between Medtronic, the town, the mayor and PREPA (the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority) helped get back power.”

That teamwork took place high in the mountains above Villalba.

Helping in Houston: Employees Step up Following Historic Hurricane

After Hurricane Harvey hit, Medtronic employees took action – including one man who put work on hold and rescued flood victims trapped in their homes.
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On one street, eerie silence. On another, people screaming for help.

And water everywhere.

Dodging submerged cars and picket fences, their boat’s propeller had already sustained damage. They knew it wouldn’t last much longer, but they had to keep going.

There were more families needing to be rescued.

Michael McDaniel is a Medtronic employee and a proud Texas-native. The 38-year old lives in Dallas with his wife and two children. But he grew up in Houston.

Volunteers Put Work on Hold and Serve in Puerto Rico

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It’s a departure from their day job.

“A week ago, I was at my desk looking over financial reports,” laughs Kamrin Helland.

But this week, Kamrin, a marketing leader at Medtronic, finds herself in Puerto Rico with a team full of software engineers, IT technicians, and field reps. 

Typically, they’re behind computer screens and meeting with surgeons. Not scrubbing walls or resealing roofs.

“This is out of our comfort zone,” she says. “But it’s worth it.”

Medtronic Is Back to Full Production in Puerto Rico

All production lines at all facilities are operating at pre-hurricane levels.
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When visitors arrive at any of the Medtronic production facilities in Puerto Rico, they can’t tell by looking that a hurricane had devastated this area just weeks earlier.

They don’t notice on the production line either.

Every production line, for every product at every Medtronic facility in Puerto Rico is now operating at pre-hurricane levels.

Honoring Heroes

Hormel Foods and CytoSport honor Northern California firefighters; help feed residents
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By Mary Burich

When Ryan Bennie mentioned that he and his fellow firefighters “need a break,” he was saying a mouthful. Ryan was front and center during the Northern California wildfires that erupted in October 2017, racking up more than $9 billion in damages and taking dozens of lives along the way.

“It’s hopefully my career fire,” he says.

Ecolab Provided 665 Tons of In-kind Product Donations in 2017 to Aid Global Disaster Relief

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ST. PAUL, Minn., April 30, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Ecolab Inc. continued its commitment to supporting communities in need throughout 2017 by providing 665 tons of cleaning, sanitizing and public health products, valued at more than $5 million, to support natural disaster relief efforts throughout the world.

Going From Ingredients at Nestlé to Hurricane Response in Houston in Two Days

How Jessica balances life as an active Military Reservist and a Raw Materials Specifications Specialist at Nestlé USA
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by Brittan Maisch, Employer Brand Digital Manager

For most of us, balancing life and career can be a challenge. Now imagine that you’re not just balancing one career, but two: life as a First Sergeant in the Air Force, being called up for disaster response, along with a civilian career working to perfect ingredients at Nestlé. What happens when a hurricane hits?

How PayPal is Doing Well by Doing Good

By Dan Schulman, President and CEO at PayPal
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In a time when technology has transformed people’s lives in so many ways, financial services is one area where the full potential of the Internet era has yet to be realized. We’ve been hearing for decades about how the decline of cash and the rise of the digital economy will revolutionize financial services and usher in more convenient, accessible and affordable transactions. But so far, the traditional financial order remains firmly in place. While change is underway, the way most people move and manage their money hasn’t changed much since credit cards appeared on the scene 50 years ago.

The UPS Foundation Awards $16 Million to Increase Humanitarian Relief, Community Resilience, and Safety Efforts

UPS expands medical drone network and public health care supply chain initiatives in Africa
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ATLANTA, April 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The UPS Foundation, which leads the global citizenship efforts of UPS (NYSE: UPS), today announced it is awarding 2018 grants and in-kind support totaling more than $16 million to non-profit, non-governmental organizations and United Nations agencies for humanitarian relief, community resilience and safety programs worldwide. Grants provide support for disaster response, preparedness and recovery, enhancing public health care supply chains and improving global road safety.

100x35JetBlue | Thanking Our First Responders in Puerto Rico

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In the days following Hurricane Maria, first responders from different departments answered Puerto Rico’s call for help.

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