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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.

Visa Responds to Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut

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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:

Mercy Corps: One Year Since Maria, Puerto Rico Is Back In Business But Deep Wounds Remain

Reviving tourism and agriculture is critical for the island’s economic recovery following last year’s hurricane
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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.

Tyson Foods Deploys Disaster Relief Teams to North Carolina

Meals that Matter mobile relief operations sent with cooking teams
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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.

Xylem Volunteers Join iHeart Radio in a Water Donation Drive to Help Victims of Hurricane Florence

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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.

Relief Efforts for Hurricane Florence: How You Can Help

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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.  

The UPS Foundation Mobilizes its Disaster Relief Network and Pledges an Initial $1 Million to Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts

Contributes immediate and long-term recovery assistance through a network of public-private partnerships
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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.

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