Visa and the Visa Foundation today announced a commitment to help the people impacted by Hurricane Florence in the United States and Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines. In response to these events, Visa is taking several actions to support relief efforts, including:
Reviving tourism and agriculture is critical for the island’s economic recovery following last year’s hurricane
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, September 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- One year after deadly Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, the global organization Mercy Corps is helping the island’s small businesses, farmers and fishermen get back on their feet.
Meals that Matter mobile relief operations sent with cooking teams
SPRINGDALE, Ark., September 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ — In response to flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, Tyson Foods will send teams to prepare meals for those affected by and responding to the disaster. A cook site will be set up in Fayetteville, North Carolina, at the Walmart store at 7701 S. Raeford Rd. Free, hot meals will be provided onsite beginning Thursday morning at 11 a.m. for anyone who is in need.
Hurricane Florence is causing vast devastation in the U.S. South East and Mid-Atlantic regions of North and South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia and Maryland. Xylem joined forces with iHeart Radio to donate water to support disaster relief efforts. Nine employees in Atlanta, GA spent two days collecting, loading, and delivering cases of water to those affected by Florence. Xylem encouraged customers and channel partners to support the drive, by either donating items or volunteering, which spanned from Monday, September 17 to Tuesday, September 18.
Hurricane Florence made landfall over North Carolina and South Carolina in the early morning hours of September 14th and the storm has continued to make a devastating impact in the area. The National Weather Service described Florence as the “Storm of a Lifetime,” and millions of people in the Carolinas and Virginia evacuated and the extent of the damage is still being measured.
We are all thinking about those who have been impacted by this powerful natural disaster and thank the brave men and women working tirelessly to provide aid to those in need.
Contributes immediate and long-term recovery assistance through a network of public-private partnerships
ATLANTA, September 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ – UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced a more than $1 million commitment through The UPS Foundation in support of recovery efforts following the devastating flooding, infrastructure damage and utility outages caused by Hurricane Florence.
The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation is supporting emergency relief effort in the southeastern United States following Hurricane Florence, which made landfall in North Carolina on September 14. The storm is slowly moving across the Carolinas, causing widespread flooding, destroying homes and forcing thousands of residents to flee.
Walmart will match customer donations two-to-one up to $5 million for a total of $7.5 million
BENTONVILLE, Ark., September 14, 2018/3BL Media/ – With a catastrophic storm, flooding and power outages hitting the Eastern Seaboard, Walmart and Sam’s Club are launching a customer campaign to assist impacted communities with hurricane relief. Walmart is matching customer donations to Foundation For The Carolinas. For each dollar you donate Walmart will donate 2 dollars ups two-to-one with cash donations up to $5 million for disaster response and recovery.
DENVER, Co., September 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Arrow Electronics today announced that it is joining the Call for Code initiative with Founding Partner IBM, an effort designed to inspire new technology to address pressing social challenges. IBM’s five-year, $30 million USD commitment to the initiative is focusing its efforts this year on encouraging software developers around the world to create applications for natural disaster preparedness and relief.