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PayPal Community Donates $1 Billion During Holiday Season

Dan Schulman, President and CEO, PayPal
Blog

As this is my first post of 2018, let me start by wishing everyone a Happy New Year.

At PayPal, we pride ourselves on always looking forward and never standing still. By challenging ourselves to do better and work harder we can better serve our customers and move further towards fulfilling our mission of democratizing financial services. With that said, however, I spent some time over the holidays reflecting on the past year – as I imagine many of you did as well – and wanted to offer a few thoughts and celebrate a meaningful milestone.

JetBlue Marks the 100-Day Milestone of its 100x35JetBlue Hurricane Relief Program in Puerto Rico

JetBlue’s relief program encompassing 100 days and 35 ways – and beyond - of caring for Puerto Rico now transitions to its long-term recovery phase.
Press Release

NEW YORK, January 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ – JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) announced the 100-day milestone of its 100x35JetBlue hurricane relief initiative, which launched shortly after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico in September 2017. A nod to the island’s 100x35 mile dimensions, 100x35JetBlue outlined 100 days and 35 ways – and beyond – of caring for Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. JetBlue has completed or launched 34 of the 35 initiatives, and now transitions to initiative #35: developing a long-term plan for supporting Puerto Rico and fostering economic growth.

Winging Supplies Across the Skies

How Louis Olsen takes philanthropy to new heights
Blog

by Mary Burich

Combining two loves is always a thrill. Using them to help those in need can put you on cloud nine. Or even above it, as the case may be.

That’s exactly what Minnesota native Louis Olsen did recently when he loaded his plane with the likes of work gloves, diapers and mosquito repellant – as well as 384 cans of SPAM® products – to aid victims and first responders of Hurricane Harvey.

Hurricane Harvey Holiday Meal

Hormel Foods and Jennie-O Turkey Store help those in need
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By Kelly Braaten

With the aroma of turkey, ham and all the fixings in the air, and music playing in the background, volunteers served a holiday meal for more than 1,000 people affected by Hurricane Harvey at Celebration of Life Church in Baytown, Texas.

Carnival Corporation's AIDA New Year’s Raffle: Donations for SOS Children’s Villages, Mercy Ships and Fly & Help

AIDA guests support social projects by buying a raffle ticket
Press Release

December 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- The annual New Year’s Raffle is taking place aboard all of the ships in the AIDA Cruises fleet. The proceeds from the raffle will once again go to a number of different projects.

For more than ten years, AIDA Cruises has supported the work of SOS Children’s Village with its worldwide projects for disadvantaged children. Thanks to our guests, it has been possible to support various SOS Children’s Village measures in Germany, Africa and the Philippines with donations totaling over one million euros.

Families Impacted by California Wildfires Get Help for the Holidays

Multimedia with summary

A nurse and ten families affected by the recent California Wildfires received a special Christmas surprise, thanks to Walmart and the Today Show. 

To watch the video, visit Today.com.

Verizon Makes 250,000 Tree Commitment With the Arbor Day Foundation to Restore Hurricane Destroyed Tree Canopies in Forests and Communities

Verizon Expands Partnership With Arbor Day Foundation Through the Hurricane Tree Recovery Program
Press Release

LINCOLN, Neb., December 21, 2017 /3BL Media/–  The Arbor Day Foundation announced today an expanded partnership with Verizon as part of its newly launched Hurricane Tree Recovery Campaign. Verizon has committed 250,000 trees as part of the tree restoration efforts in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. This comes on the heels of Verizon’s existing partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, which has planted more than 100,000 trees over the past year and a half.

How Businesses in Puerto Rico are Recovering After Maria

By Lizzie O'Leary
Article

The Bacardi rum plant was back up and running less than two weeks after Maria. Good news for the place that produces 80 percent of Bacardi's rum and employs 300 people. The company has paid its employees throughout hurricane recovery. 

"We got some comments from our primos [workers] saying 'coming to Bacardi to work it's like a bubble, because you forget all that's going on around,'" Class said. "But then people told me 'at four I get depressed because I have to go back to the reality of no power, no hot water, no food.'"

The Wendy's Company Reports on 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility Progress

Summary: 
  • Wendy's System Raises More Than $16 Million for Signature Cause, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, a 32 percent increase since 2015
  • Updates Standards Related to Antibiotic use in Beef and Pork; Completes Journey to All Chicken Raised Without Medically Important Antibiotics
  • Recruits 19 Franchise Organizations to Join Energy Reduction Challenge
  • Launches WeCare, Employee Disaster Assistance Fund
Press Release
  • Wendy's System Raises More Than $16 Million for Signature Cause, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, a 32 percent increase since 2015
  • Updates Standards Related to Antibiotic use in Beef and Pork; Completes Journey to All Chicken Raised Without Medically Important Antibiotics
  • Recruits 19 Franchise Organizations to Join Energy Reduction Challenge
  • Launches WeCare, Employee Disaster Assistance Fund

Atlas Copco Partners with CAN’d Aid to Provide Clean Drinking Water for Communities in Need

Press Release

ROCK HILL, S.C., December 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, has partnered with the CAN’d Aid Foundation to support the non-profit’s TOWNS program, which helps rebuild cities after disasters and provides families with clean drinking water. With Atlas Copco’s donation of $50,000 dollars, CAN’d Aid has been able to supply 96,000 cans of water to victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

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