Like so many school districts around the country, it’s back-to-school time here in Santa Rosa, Calif. I look forward to this week every year, the excited buzz of students filling the halls and classrooms and the celebration of a new school year. But this year is a little different. With more than 800 families in our district displaced as a result of last October’s wildfires, we just won’t know until those school doors open how many students will be back this year. Many families spent the summer evaluating if they will stay in Santa Rosa and rebuild, or move.
This week marks one year since Hurricane Harvey hit US soil, causing $125 billion in damage and contributing to the costliest year for climate-related disasters in US history, totalling more than $300 billion.
When news of natural disasters like hurricanes, wildfires, floods and droughts pop up in people’s news feeds, they feel compelled to give immediately. You may find yourself scrambling to respond to hundreds of “what are we doing about this?” questions from employees and leadership—unless you have a plan.
During Hurricane Harvey, Billy and his son were able to help Lisa Bates and her family safely evacuate their home
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One year ago, Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, Texas, and led to historic flooding. Lisa Bates, an independent agent licensed to sell Aflac products, and her family – including her 10-month-old daughter – were stranded and in need of help.
With no power and little battery left on her phone, Lisa sent out a message on social media. Within minutes, hundreds responded from her Aflac family, including Billy Cable, 2018 Aflac #CSRHero and Aflac policyholder. Thanks to Billy and his son’s immediate response, Lisa and her family were able to evacuate their home safely.
Visa released its 2017 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report, the company’s summary of progress in its ongoing commitment to corporate responsibility, sustainability and ethical leadership. The report addresses the commitments and progress Visa has made across its most significant environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.
Black & Veatch, Tesla, Canadian Solar, Lloyd Electric and SunCrate Energy bring resilient microgrid power to SU Manuel Ortiz in Puerto Rico
YABUCOA, Puerto Rico, August 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Eleven months since their three-building school was first plunged into darkness by Hurricane Maria, 140 students in Puerto Rico’s picturesque Yabucoa district have reliable power.
Operation Homefront Continues to Support Victims of 2017 Disasters
SAN ANTONIO, T.X. , August 9, 2018 /3BL Media/– As America prepares for the 2018 hurricane season, Operation Homefront, thanks to generous support from the Walmart Foundation and others, are ensuring that military families in Florida and other locations impacted by the devastating series of natural disasters in 2017 are not forgotten. The need to assist these families continues, as temporary federal programs and moratoriums that were implemented to support the victims of these disasters are now expiring.
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation commit cash and product to assist local organizations with recovery and relief services
BENTONVILLE, Ark., July 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have made a commitment to provide support through cash and product donations of $50,000 to organizations in response to the severe weather that impacted Marshalltown, Iowa. As a part of this commitment, Walmart is working closely with local officials and governmental entities to help meet the needs of those affected.
The White Box event space at Viacom’s Times Square headquarters was getting loud and rowdy in the late afternoon on Tuesday, July 16 as 95 interns from three New York City offices sang along to music, socialized and volunteered to help others in need.
After you are evacuated from your home, where do you go? Relatives may be fleeing too. Hotels fill up fast. In September 2017, that question was on many minds as people in Florida tried to escape the path of Hurricane Irma. But for our affected employees, their co-workers had an answer.
Our teams in nearby Atlanta collaborated to create an internal digital listing of homes for rent for the Comcast NBCUniversal family. Those with living space to share could list their homes as options for their teammates in need.
Rising floodwaters. Hurricane-force winds. Rapidly spreading wildfires. These catastrophes all share one thing: they test the spirit. Throughout our entire Comcast NBCUniversal family, stories of selfless service and compassion have emerged from the recovery efforts. Our employees have an inclination toward action, so these are only a few of the hundreds of incredible examples of how we are Comcast strong.