The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation has a long history of responding quickly to help communities throughout the world in times of disaster.
In the same way Bristol-Myers Squibb strives to provide lifesaving medicines to patients to help them prevail over serious diseases, the Foundation strives to promote health equity, and improve the health outcomes of populations disproportionately affected by serious diseases or natural disasters.
Columbus County, NC, high school students learn skills while building bed frames for Hurricane Matthew victims
Amid the sawdust and hum of power tools, students at East Columbus High School in Lake Waccamaw, N.C., are helping rebuild their community.
Students built 50 wooden bed frames in their classroom workshop for Columbus County residents whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Matthew. The October 2016 storm started in Florida and moved up the coast, killing nearly 50 people and damaging more than 100,000 homes and businesses in North Carolina.
In rural Columbus County, flooding caused the most damage in Fair Bluff, a town about an hour from the coast.
Jiro-Ve has developed a creative approach to meet the last mile distribution challenge for getting safe, affordable lighting solutions to low-income households
Many social enterprises focus on innovation of high-quality products designed to reach low-income customers. By the numbers, this bottom of the pyramid strategy to reach impact and market at scale seems to make sense – analysis of World Bank data from 2011 shows that 71% of the world’s population can be considered poor or low-income.
When it comes to disaster relief, it's all hands on deck – and companies are stepping up in increasing numbers to provide donations, products and services to help those in need. Although some schools of thought may suggest steering clear of in-kind donations, with the right partner these donations can make all the difference on the ground. Now, two major companies are joining forces to deliver just the type of help needed in the wake of disaster.
MILAN, March 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Procter & Gamble and Whirlpool Corporation Europe, Middle East & Africa have teamed up to support communities hit by the earthquake in central Italy. The solidarity initiative headed by the two multinationals, in collaboration with the Italian Civil Protection Department, provides for the donation of 10 laundry containers, each equipped with washing machines, dryers and irons (Whirlpool, Indesit and Hotpoint) and P&G laundry detergents (Dash and Lenor).