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Explosion in Beirut Triggers 60-ton Response From Direct Relief and FedEx

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After the catastrophic explosion in Beirut, FedEx immediately reached out to the disaster relief agencies we work with year round to see how we could help with relief efforts. We discovered that Direct Relief, a humanitarian relief organization FedEx has supported for many years, had critically-needed medicines and supplies that they wanted it to get over to Lebanon – 60-tons worth!

Birdies Bank Big Bucks to Benefit Heart to Heart International

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Birdies. Not those hatched in a nest, but rather, those made on made on the golf course. PGA Professionals and friends, Justin Thomas and Bud Cauley recently took part in a “birdie challenge.” The golfer with the most birdies would have $100,000 donated in his name by FedEx to Heart to Heart International (HHI), a nonprofit providing humanitarian development and crisis relief worldwide.

Dealing With Derecho Destruction: CNH Industrial Foundation Donates to Local Relief Efforts

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The CNH Industrial Foundation has donated $20,000 to support disaster relief operations in wake of the devastating Derecho that cut a path of destruction from Nebraska to Illinois last month.

The Logistics of Disaster Response

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When disasters occur, relief teams are often faced with an excess of donated materials that are not needed and can even be detrimental to providing support. The influx of unnecessary materials can slow the progress of delivering goods to those in need. Even the right supplies can be problematic when they reach the wrong location or arrive at the wrong time—such as before there is a place to safely store them. The result is that, according to the National Science Foundation, up to 60 percent of goods donated after a disaster end up going to waste.

How a Dog Daycare Owner Is Getting Back on Her Feet With a PayPal Empowerment Grant

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Bridgett Jeffries has dedicated her life to caring for other people’s furry family members as if they were her own. The longtime animal shelter volunteer and proud parent to three dogs took a leap of faith in 2017 when she left her corporate job to open Café Wakefern, a dog daycare and boarding business, in Columbus, Ohio. She named her business after a café to evoke a “cozy, communal” coffee-shop feel, indicative of the safe and welcoming environment she creates for her canine customers.

Walmart, Sam's Club and the Walmart Foundation Announce Relief and Recovery Efforts To Help Those Affected by Hurricane Laura

Up to $2.5 million in cash and product committed to support local response organizations in southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas
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BENTONVILLE, Ark. September 1, 2020 /3BL Media/ – With the catastrophic storm, flooding and power outages affecting southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas, Walmart, Sam’s Club and the Walmart Foundation are committing up to $2.5 million in cash and in-kind product donations to organizations leading response and recovery efforts.

How T-Mobile Is Supporting Communities Impacted by Hurricane Laura

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Hurricane Laura made landfall in Texas and Louisiana last week, causing large amounts of damage and widespread power outages throughout the region.

The situation is still very fluid as first responders and utilities assess the damage caused by the storm. Our teams are working closely with authorities to gain safe access to impacted areas and working around the clock to refuel backup generators and deploying additional backup power where needed to make sure our customers stay connected while they recover from the impacts of this storm.

FedEx and Direct Relief Team Up to Deliver Aid to Lebanon

More than $11 million worth of critical medical supplies transported in wake of explosion
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MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 28, 2020 /3BL Media/—More than 60 tons of critical aid will offer needed relief to medical personnel in Beirut, Lebanon. FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) transported the emergency supplies via a dedicated charter flight to help health facilities responding after a deadly explosion ripped through the city earlier this month, putting significant strain on the medical system.

T‑Mobile Responds to 2020 California Wildfires

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As wildfires unfold across Northern California, we are keeping a close eye on any network impacts and our teams are ready to respond. Our thoughts are with impacted communities.

Our network is holding up well and is experiencing very minimal impacts from fire damage or power outages. Our engineering teams continue to actively monitor and optimize our network to minimize customer interruptions.

Given the unpredictable nature of wildfires, we also encourage our customers to make a few preparations:

Hurricane Marco and Tropical Storm Laura: Information for T‑Mobile and Metro by T‑Mobile Customers

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August 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ - As Hurricane Marco and Tropical Storm Laura approach the Gulf Coast, T-Mobile is closely monitoring both storms and evaluating ways to support our customers and employees. If you are in an area that could potentially be impacted, we encourage you to follow any evacuation orders that may be issued by local authorities and hope that you stay safe over the coming days.

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