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Marco Krapels: Empowering Puerto Rico

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We have profiled nonprofit startup Empowered By Light in the past because of the organization’s good work in developing countries. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak to one of its co-founders because of the work they’re currently doing in this country. Marco Krapels joins us to discuss his recent trip to Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Krapels talks about what compelled him to go, gives us an eyewitness account of the devastation there, and outlines the services Empowered By Light is providing to local Puerto Ricans.

PHOTOS: Habitat for Humanity Assembles 2,000 Shelter Repair Kits to Aid Puerto Rico Families

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COVINGTON, Ga., October 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Habitat for Humanity will send 2,000 shelter repair kits to Puerto Rico to help families repair their damaged homes following Hurricane Maria. The kits—which are being assembled by Habitat volunteers in metro Atlanta this week—are the first phase of the Habitat Hammers Back recovery initiative in Puerto Rico.

Disaster Relief Solutions for the Long Run

How workplace giving and grants can mobilize help
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The series of storms that rocked Southeast Asia, the Caribbean and the southern United States has now passed, and the earthquakes in Mexico appear to have subsided. As residents slowly move back home, we at Benevity have been touched by the response of our clients and their employees. Together, they have raised almost $20 million (and counting) in response to the hurricanes through hundreds of dedicated fundraising campaigns. And they’re coming together again to support people affected by the wildfires that devastated California.

Comcast NBCUniversal Contributes Nearly $1.5M in Cash and In-Kind Support for Northern California Wildfire Relief Efforts

$500,000 cash donation to North Bay fire relief fund provides support for the residents and communities Comcast serves throughout the impacted areas
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PHILADELPHIA, October 23, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Comcast NBCUniversal today announced it will donate $500,000 in cash to the North Bay Fire Relief Fund, and almost $1 million worth of in-kind support for the affected communities. 

Comcast will produce advertising spots and donate advertising time on its cable systems to build awareness and solicit donations to the North Bay Fire Relief Fund.  The Fund has been established to provide much needed assistance to residents affected by the North Bay Fires in Northern California.

Kohler Mexico Comes Together to Support Earthquake Victims

Associates rally to help relief efforts
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A 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico City on Sept. 19, killing 369 people, collapsing 38 structures and leaving nearly 200 buildings severely damaged—but through the chaos, goodwill is prevailing

"Landslides, shattered glass, shouts and fear paralyzed all of Mexico," said Claudia Sanchez, Associate Market Analyst – Latin America Engines. "But, as in any crisis situation, Mexicans jumped into action, risking their own lives to help those still buried in rubble."

During Hurricane Harvey, He Helped Shelter Residents Survive the Night Until Help Arrived

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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.

Ingersoll Rand Disaster Relief Update

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The Ingersoll Rand crisis response team has now made contact with all Ingersoll Rand employees and all of its contractors in Puerto Rico. While the devastation that Hurricane Maria left in her path has impacted the entire island of Puerto Rico, the resolve and positivity portrayed by the people is amazing.

After Hurricane Harvey, Houston Wedding Planner Coordinates Recovery Effort Powered by Volunteers

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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.

VIDEO | FedEx Delivers Relief Supplies to Puerto Rico

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FedEx has committed an additional $1 million in cash and transportation support to deliver critical medical aid and supplies to help communities recover after the devastating hurricane season, as well as the earthquake in Mexico. This brings the company’s total commitment to $3 million in disaster relief over the past few weeks. FedEx is proud to use its global network to help numerous relief agencies respond to these unprecedented disasters.

Veteran Leads Platoon of Volunteers in Hurricane Irma Prep and Recovery Work

The Mission Continues Miami Service Platoon reported for duty, supporting residents impacted by the storm
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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. 

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