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BACARDÍ® Rum to Host United for Puerto Rico Concert & Telethon

Press Release

CATAÑO, Puerto Rico, and HAMILTON, Bermuda, December 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Family-owned Bacardi is pleased to announce its BACARDÍ rum facility will play host to the United for Puerto Rico live concert and telethon on Sunday, December 10. All proceeds from the fundraising initiative will go directly to organizations benefiting Puerto Ricans impacted by the devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Community Tree Recovery: Restoring Neighborhoods, One Tree at a Time

In the wake of natural disasters, you can help bring healing and hope to communities and the people who live there
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Trees play a vital role in our communities. So when natural disasters strike, the loss of trees is much more than meets the eye. The Community Tree Recovery program was created out of the great need for trees in the wake of natural disasters. Through this program, residents who lost trees in major disasters caused by wildfires, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and insects can receive free trees to plant in their yards. This work is critical for re-establishing neighborhood trees…as well as a sense of community.

Family of Volunteers Are a Bright Light in Their Storm-Darkened Puerto Rico Community

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As Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico face the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, Points of Light is honoring everyday citizens who stepped up to serve their communities during the immediate response and to embark on the long road to recovery. 

Cisco Expands Time-Off Policies ​t​o Better Support Global Employees in “Moments That Matter”

by Joe Cozzolino, SVP, Cisco Services
Blog

I couldn’t be a successful Cisco leader if I didn’t focus on delivering the best possible business outcomes to our customers. At Cisco, we are committed to delivering customer and shareholder value through world-class products, services and support. But the other side of this commitment is that the quality of our service depends on the quality and focus of our people. We all go through changes in our lives that demand extra time and attention. I believe that the better we support our employees through those changes, the better they’ll be able to serve our customers.

General Motors Sustainability Newsletter - December 2017

Newsletter
At GM’s Lansing Assembly Plant, Biodiversity Efforts are for the Birds
It all started in 2004 with a nature habitat initiative at GM’s Lansing Delta Township site in Michigan. With help from numerous NGOs, community and supplier partners over the next couple of years, the LDT site established a wildlife habitat. The project included more than 20 acres of diverse woodlands, 40 acres of restored prairie, and 15 acres of wetlands. It was the first GM site to earn Wildlife Habitat Council certification in 2006.

Bringing Power to Puerto Rico

Kohler Power Associates Provide Hurricane Relief
Article

When Wayne Hirschmann – Supervisor, Field Service, Technical Support, and Troy Erickson – Service Application Specialist, boarded the Kohler plant bound for Puerto Rico, they didn't know where they would be staying, exactly what they would be doing or when they would be coming home.

Major League Baseball Players Swing Hammers for Habitat for Humanity

Players Trust hosts events in Dallas to benefit victims of natural disasters
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When disasters strike, Major League baseball players strike back.  That's why Major Leaguers from across the United States and Latin America traveled to Texas recently to trade in their bats and gloves for hammers and hard hats.

The Players Trust relief efforts in Dallas this week were a reminder from Major League Baseball players that they haven’t forgotten victims of the natural disasters that befell southern Texas, Florida, Northern California, Mexico and Puerto Rico earlier this year.

Schneider Electric Donates Solar Lanterns to the Light and Hope for Puerto Rico Campaign

Summary: 
  • Supplies from Schneider Electric include 100 APC Mobiya TS170 S Portable LED lighting systems
  • The portable LED lighting systems provide citizens of Puerto Rico with backup power and lighting during outages
Press Release
  • Supplies from Schneider Electric include 100 APC Mobiya TS170 S Portable LED lighting systems
  • The portable LED lighting systems provide citizens of Puerto Rico with backup power and lighting during outages

Giving Tuesday: Dell Team Members Make a Difference in Puerto Rico

by Heather Wilson
Article

In the rural, mountainous town of Jayuya, Puerto Rico, Dell Services Director Jeff Poyner looked around and surveyed how locals were reacting to the devastation of their homes. Weeks earlier on September 20, Hurricane Maria slammed into the island as a fierce Category 4.

Nonprofit Heroes Are Reconnecting Lives in Puerto Rico

by Tae Yoo, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Blog

Imagine a storm washing away your ability to communicate by phone, email, or text. Picture it knocking out your electricity and cutting off your supply of food and clean water. If you need help, you have no way to ask for it. If you have loved ones, you have no way to confirm they are safe.

That is what happened to Puerto Rico’s entire population of 3.4 million people when Hurricane Maria devastated the island on September 20.

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