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Walmart, Sam’s Club and Walmart.org Double Commitment for Spring Storm and Flood Disaster Relief in the Midwest and South, Bringing Total Support to $1 Million

With flooding predicted to worsen in various states during the coming week, additional funds committed to support increased relief needs
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BENTONVILLE, Ark., June 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ – With rain and flooding continuing and expected to worsen across much of the Midwest and South, and communities in Ohio, Kansas, Missouri, Indiana, and Texas still experiencing ongoing relief needs due to the recent outbreak of tornados, Walmart, Sam’s Club and Walmart.org have committed to double the support provided so far this spring, bringing the total commitment to $1 million. 

How Splunk’s First Giving Campaign Turned a Modest Budget into Major Impact

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Engaging a workforce spread across 33 international offices in a giving campaign is no small task. Data company Splunk started with a small incentive for employees to give to their favorite causes. A whopping 61% of their people participated, but something else remarkable happened. Find out how Splunk’s modest budget had a major impact.

PT Freeport Indonesia, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, provides Flood Relief Rescue and Medical Services

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When a flash-flood hit Sentani, Indonesia, on March 16, 2019, PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) was ready to help.

Within 24 hours, PTFI had mobilized resources to provide food, water, and critically needed rescue and medical services. Within 48 hours, the company had sent five emergency preparedness teams and two medical personnel to Sentani.

PTFI’s humanitarian efforts also included:

Cisco | What's on Your Desk: TacOps Edition

Dustin Li from Cisco's Tactical Operations team teaches us what goes into the group's different kits.
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What is your name and what do you do?

My name is Dustin Li, and I am one of the operations coordinators for Cisco Tactical Operations (TacOps). My job is a catch-all that includes everything from handling logistics for deployments and making sure equipment is ready to deploy, all the way to advancing our thought leadership efforts by giving talks at conferences and managing our remote sensing strategy.

Sappi North America Opens 2019 ‘Ideas That Matter' Call for Entries

Company celebrates 20th anniversary of grant program that enables social good through creative design
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BOSTON, May 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ –  Sappi North America, Inc., a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, today announced the call for entries for its 2019 Ideas that Matter grant program, inviting designers to show the world how print can play an important role in changing lives for the better.

Verizon Honored With Arbor Day Foundation’s Friend of the Forest Award

Arbor Day Foundation Award Recognizes Commitment to Using Trees in Sustainability Goals
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LINCOLN, Neb., May 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation has announced today that Verizon has been awarded the Friend of the Forest award, which recognizes a corporation and its leaders for their commitment to using trees and forests to achieve corporate sustainability goals and targets. The award will be presented on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at a tree planting event on Verizon’s corporate campus in Southlake, Texas.

Rebuilding Communities and Restoring Hope: Sparking Opportunities for Learning in Puerto Rico

By Laurie Horenstein
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In late September 2017, Hurricane Maria made a direct hit on Puerto Rico, with winds of 155 miles per hour and as much as 30 inches of rain in a single day in some locations. Much of the island’s infrastructure was completely destroyed – including their electricity grid and their communications infrastructure. Three months later, five Intel employees traveled to the Mayagüez region of the island to assess hurricane damage at the local schools.

Bacardi and Mercy Corps Work Together to Aid Hurricane Recovery in Puerto Rico

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More than a year after Hurricanes Maria and Irma hit the Caribbean, recovery efforts continue. As home to Casa BACARDÍ Visitor Center and the world’s largest premium rum distillery in the world, the recovery of Puerto Rico remains a priority for Bacardi. In 2018, the company provided a USD $1 million grant to Mercy Corps, a global humanitarian organization, to drive longer term rebuilding and recovery, providing support to small business owners and tourism recovery in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and St. Martin.

Scaling Your Volunteer Program for Greater Impact

How Charles Schwab turned Volunteer Week into a cultural movement
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Schwab Volunteer Week has become a key part of Charles Schwab’s culture. What started as one day of volunteering in seven cities has quickly spread to 170 communities, engaging nearly 7,000 employees and supporting 300 nonprofits across the country.

How did they create that kind of scale with a small team? And how is it helping them create greater impact all year round? Amanda Lenaghan, Senior Program Manager at Charles Schwab, shares her secrets to success in this blog.

The UPS Foundation Mobilizes Its Disaster Relief Network by Land, Sea and Air to Support Cyclone and Flooding Relief Efforts

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·         The UPS Foundation is coordinating with United Nations partners to speed food and supplies to impacted communities in Mozambique and Malawi

·         Efforts continue in collaboration with relief organizations to provide safe shelter, food and relief supplies to victims of the recent tornados and floods in the U.S. Midwest

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·         The UPS Foundation is coordinating with United Nations partners to speed food and supplies to impacted communities in Mozambique and Malawi

·         Efforts continue in collaboration with relief organizations to provide safe shelter, food and relief supplies to victims of the recent tornados and floods in the U.S. Midwest

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