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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

Press Release

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.

Purina's Giving Tops $28 Million in 2017 to Help Pets and People in Need

Charitable contributions touch shelter pets, victims of natural disaster, domestic violence
Press Release

ST. LOUIS, April 4, 2018 /3BL Media/ - With 2017 being among the most active hurricane seasons in history, countless people and pets were affected by natural disasters last year. Animals can be especially vulnerable during hurricanes, flooding and other natural disasters, leaving pet owners, pet shelters and others faced with difficult decisions and added hardships.

Xylem Volunteers Build Homes in Houston After Hurricane Harvey

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Last year, Hurricane Harvey caused widespread devastation, forcing thousands of people out of damaged homes in Texas. In December, 25 Xylem employees volunteered with Houston Habitat for Humanity, rebuilding homes that had suffered from flooding and water damage in the wake of the hurricane. Between December and the end of April 2018, Xylem will have sent more than 100 volunteers to work with Houston Habitat for Humanity.

Cisco VIDEO | Ushahidi's Crowdsourcing Software Gives People a Voice in Times of Crisis

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When a crisis occurs, the people who are affected can use Ushahidi's open-source platform to report what is happening around them via social media, email, and text. Their reports are compiled into real-time maps, which enable others to reach and help them more quickly.

Learn more about Cisco’s work with Critical Human Needs and Disaster Relief here.

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