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The Arbor Day Foundation’s Texas Community Tree Recovery Campaign Partners With Praxair, TruGreen, FedEx, Texas A&M Forest Service, LMC/Embark and Memorial City Mall to Distribute Free Trees to Local Texas Residents Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Arbor Day Foundation program helps rebuild and beautify communities one tree at a time
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HOUSTON, October 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation’s Texas Tree Recovery Campaign will hold a tree distribution event in Houston, TX on Saturday, October 13, 2018, for homeowners to replace trees lost in Hurricane Harvey. This event is a partnership between the Arbor Day Foundation, Praxair, TruGreen, FedEx, Texas A&M Forest Service, LMC/Embark and Memorial City Mall will distribute 1,000 new trees to local residents from 9:00 a.m. until noon at The Lawn at Memorial City, 9755 ½ Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77024. These trees will be free of charge.

We Are Only Half As Good As We Want to Be

Here are 3 things companies are doing about it this charitable season.
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Last year, we saw seismic shifts in the causes people supported as we also crossed the $400 billion giving mark for the first time. We saw more people and companies give more than ever before, which is heartening in what has felt like a time of tension, crisis and unprecedented natural and “man-made” disasters.

Yet despite these seemingly huge numbers, most Americans are only half as charitable as they intend. 

Duke Energy Donates $100,000 to NC Farm Bureau Disaster Relief Fund in Aftermath of Hurricane Florence

Summary: 

Nonprofits to receive funds for long-term relief for farming families.

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Nonprofits to receive funds for long-term relief for farming families.

How Companies Can Make a BIG Impact This Charitable Season

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More companies are taking an employee-centric approach to their CSR programs with three key social impact trends in mind that help engage more people, maximize their impact and foster compelling, purpose-driven workplace cultures. 

Check out our infographic to find out what these three trends are and how you can leverage them to do even more good this charitable season and beyond.

Webinar: Doing Good Looks Different in 2018

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We’ve seen a big trend this year with leading CSR programs shifting their approach to doing good by putting their people at the center—and they’re driving more employee engagement and social impact as a result. How are they doing it?

Watch our recent webinar, “Doing Good Looks Different in 2018,” to learn how these companies are maximizing their impact by leveraging three key ingredients: responsiveness, democratization and inclusivity.

Subaru's Act of Kindness for an Area Family in Need

A local family going through tough times purchased a new Subaru... but dealer Subaru of Gwinnett went above and beyond when they delivered their new car.
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A local family going through tough times purchased a new Subaru... but dealer Subaru of Gwinnett went above and beyond when they delivered their new car.

Click here to view the video.

Benevity Releases Annual Trend Data on Top Causes Supported by Companies and Their People

Donations to Human Rights Organizations and Crisis Relief Are the “New Normal”
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CALGARY, Canada, September 26, 2018 /3BL Media/  Benevity, Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility and employee engagement software, today announced its annual trend data on the “Top Ten Causes” that have been supported by Benevity clients and their people this year to date, as well as the shifts in top donation recipients between 2015 and 2018.

JetBlue Celebrates Puerto Rico and Supports Tourism to the Island with Its Newest Livery: Bluericua

Bluericua, designed with help from JetBlue crewmembers in Puerto Rico, features the unique icons and cultural elements of ‘La Isla del Encanto’
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, September 24, 2018 /3BL Media/ - JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU), Puerto Rico’s largest airline, has unveiled its latest special livery, which is dedicated to “La Isla del Encanto.” The Airbus 320 aircraft – tail N779JB - is named “Bluericua,” blending JetBlue’s brand with the affectionate name for people of Puerto Rican descent. This custom-designed livery is inspired by JetBlue’s admiration for Puerto Rico’s dynamic culture, stunning beauty and the passionate spirit of its community.

Companies Step up Support in Wake of Hurricane Florence

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Warnings of Hurricane Florence’s strength were widespread last week as companies boarded buildings and individuals evacuated to safer ground. Although the storm was reduced to a Category One by the time it made landfall, Florence left a path of destruction in its wake in the form of catastrophic rain, storm surges and flooding that is still impeding return to some communities a week later. As reports of devastation came in, companies jumped to action. Here’s a roundup of companies that took a distinctive approach to relief:

Book Excerpt: Waging Justice

A doctor’s journey to speak truth and be bold
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From the devastating wildfires racing through northern California to the hurricanes that slammed into Puerto Rico and Texas to daily challenges to democracy, we are constantly reminded we are living in a time of major environmental, social, and geopolitical upheaval.

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