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After Hurricane Irma, How Power Gets Restored

Crews From the Midwest Traveling to Florida to Help Get the Lights Back On

By Jessica Wells

Mike Volrich will celebrate 30 years with Duke Energy next week, but he is still finding new opportunities. On Monday, he traveled to Florida to work a hurricane for the first time. 

He has worked countless ice storms and tornadoes in Indiana throughout his career, and although they have different hazards, he approaches them all with the same mindset.

HanesBrands Donates More Than a Million Clothing Items to Harvey Flood Victims

by Fran Daniel

Hanesbrands is donating more than a million underwear and activewear items to assist victims of flooding from Hurricane Harvey in Texas and the Gulf Coast.

This equates to more than five trailer loads of the underwear, socks, intimate apparel, T-shirts and activewear fleece.

The company said it has teamed up with nonprofit charity Delivering Good and Glen Raven Logistics, a North Carolina-based transportation company, to get the items valued at more than $2 million to flooding victims.

JPMorgan Chase to Donate $1 Million to Support Hurricane Irma Relief Efforts

Press Release

TAMPA, Fla., September 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ - JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced today that it is donating $1 million to aid the response to Hurricane Irma across affected communities in the U.S. and the Caribbean.

The firm’s donations will include:

On National Day of Service, Jonathan and Drew Scott Urge Support of Habitat Hammers Back Hurricane Recovery Initiative

Press Release

ATLANTA, September 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Jonathan and Drew Scott are urging support of Habitat for Humanity’s response to Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma in a new public service announcement out today. Through the Habitat Hammers Back initiative, the global housing nonprofit is assisting families in Texas and has begun assessing damages in Florida and the Caribbean.

Consumers Energy Crews Heading Into Path of Hurricane to Restore Power

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Over 200 Consumers Energy employees and contractors are working in Florida today to help restore power to over 4 million homes and businesses that lost power due to Hurricane Irma.

A Sense of Community is the Heart of Resilience

by Rick Fedrizzi, Chairman and CEO, IWBI

I know I’m not the only one who has watched in stunned disbelief at the horrible images that are coming out of Houston and South Texas. They are eerily similar to the ones we watched this same weekend 12 years ago coming out of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast when Katrina and Rita hit. And to the ones that filled our screens during Sandy’s march through the northeast.

AT&T Pledges an Additional $1.4 Million to Hurricane Relief With New Matching Donation

Support for rescue and recovery efforts in communities hit by recent hurricanes in the U.S. and Caribbean

AT&T* is donating another $1.4 million to hurricane relief, which includes a $1 million matching donation to Team Rubicon, $150,000 to Telecoms Sans Frontieres, a group that is working to reestablish connectivity for emergency responders and communities in the Caribbean, and $250,000 to local charities in states impacted by Irma. We will work with state officials to direct the $250,000 donations where they can be most beneficial.

Merck Donates $1 Million to Hand in Hand Hurricane Relief Fund

Donation made as part of Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief television fundraiser
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Our thoughts are with everyone affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.  Merck provides disaster-relief assistance through cash and product donations during major disasters and supports efforts in disaster preparedness and recovery. We are committed to helping those helping in the wake of these recent storms.

Statement by Rebuilding Together on the Devastation Caused by Hurricane Irma


Caroline Blakely, President and CEO of Rebuilding Together, made the following statement regarding the damage caused by Hurricane Irma.

Press Release

Caroline Blakely, President and CEO of Rebuilding Together, made the following statement regarding the damage caused by Hurricane Irma.

National Grid Crews Head to North Carolina & Florida to Aid Irma Response Efforts

Press Release

WALTHAM, Mass., September 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ - More than 300 National Grid employees and 100 vehicles--including National Grid's mobile command unit—will be departing on Tuesday, September 12th to support Duke Energy and Tampa Electric in their response efforts to Hurricane Irma.


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