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A Sense of Community is the Heart of Resilience

by Rick Fedrizzi, Chairman and CEO, IWBI
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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
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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

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

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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

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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.

Relief Efforts for Hurricane Irma: How You Can Help

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We are all deeply saddened and concerned to see the destruction caused by Hurricane Irma across the Caribbean and now in Florida. The entire PayPal community is thinking of the people in affected areas and we are deeply committed to assisting those in need.
 

Scotiabank Stands With Our Customers, Employees and Communities Affected by Hurricane Irma

Scotiabank donates $500,000 USD to organizations supporting the relief efforts in the Caribbean
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TORONTO, September 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Scotiabank is donating $500,000 USD to charitable organizations assisting with the rescue and relief efforts in the many Caribbean countries impacted by Hurricane Irma. Our thoughts continue to be with the people of the affected regions as they demonstrate strength and resilience following the devastation.

Walmart Announces a New Customer Campaign to Assist with 2017 U.S. Hurricane Relief

For a second time, Walmart will match customer donations two-to-one with additional cash and product donations of up to $10 million
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BENTONVILLE, Ark., September 11, 2017/3BL Media/ – In response to the severe weather impacting the country, Walmart is committing up to $10 million in additional support for 2017 U.S. hurricane relief efforts. This will bring the total committed by Walmart to hurricane relief efforts this year to $30 million, building on the support provided in response to Hurricane Harvey that hit the Gulf region two-and-a-half weeks ago.

American Wind Industry Companies Pledge $1 Million As Keystone Partners of Habitat for Humanity’s Post-Harvey Recovery Work

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WASHINGTON, September 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Companies in the American wind energy industry today announced they will donate $1 million to Hurricane Harvey repair and rebuilding as keystone partners of Habitat for Humanity’s Habitat Hammers Back initiative.

Habitat Hammers Back: Habitat for Humanity Receives Major Support for Hurricane Recovery As Leading Housing Nonprofit Begins Its Response

Habitat expands its hurricane recovery response to Hurricane Irma
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ATLANTA, September 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Four organizations will serve as keystone partners of Habitat for Humanity’s response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, each making contributions of $1 million or more to support the Habitat Hammers Back initiative. The gifts from the Dow Chemical Company, General Motors, Thrivent Financial and a group of American wind energy companies will support on-the-ground responses to the hurricanes in Texas, Florida and other affected areas.

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