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Beware of These 6 Money Risks Caused by COVID-19

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The economic fallout from COVID-19 has been swift as many reel from faltering paychecks and falling investments. Add to that an increased concern for health and safety, and it’s easy to see why consumers today are, well, uneasy.

All this uncertainty can lead people to commit money blunders they wouldn’t commonly make. However, at a time when there are so many things outside of our control, it’s more important than ever to zone in on those within our control and avoid making unnecessary financial mistakes. Here are six areas where you should maintain your guard.

Minnesota Nonprofits Rework Volunteering During COVID-19

By Kelly Smith
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At General Mills, the Minnesota-based company started a program in April paying Minnesota employees to volunteer at local food-related charities.

Each Friday, Hannah Marmorine, 30, of Maple Grove, logs off work early to go pack bags of meals for students in need at the Sheridan Story in Roseville, a nonprofit she’d helped with before.

“I’ve found a lot of joy in volunteering during this time,” Marmorine said.

COVID-19: An Update From Around the World

“I would rather lose my entire crop and keep the health of my family.” – Anonymous coffee farmer, Colombia
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By Katie Barrow Schneider

Fifth Third Commits $25,000 to Address Effects of COVID-19 in Northeast Florida

Florida’s First Coast Relief Fund receives funds to support immediate needs
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JACKSONVILLE – The Fifth Third Foundation today announced a $25,000 philanthropic commitment to help address the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in Northeast Florida. The funds from the Fifth Third Foundation are pledged to The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida and directed to Florida’s First Coast Relief Fund to help meet the immediate needs of individuals in the community.

Tetra Tech Renovates Medical Facility to Receive Non-Acute COVID-19 Patients

Providing quick-response engineering design and construction oversight services to convert a closed hospital in East Orange, New Jersey
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Tetra Tech provided engineering design and construction oversight services on a quick-response project managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Philadelphia District, to convert a closed and partially abandoned hospital into a 250-bed facility to receive non-acute COVID-19 patients in East Orange, New Jersey.

Boosting the Impact of Social Purpose Leaders

Nonprofit organization GRAVIS receives this year's American Express Leadership Academy Alumni Award in recognition of its work in India's Thar Desert
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To continue backing the communities we serve around the world, including the nonprofit leaders who are helping drive positive change, American Express today announced the recipient of the 2020 American Express Leadership Academy Alumni Award: Prakash Tyagi, executive director of the India-based NGO, GRAVIS. The organization works to expand access to clean water, food, education and healthcare in rural communities in the Thar Desert.

Frederick Kaufman: Voices Inside Our Heads

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When faced with something overwhelming, terrifying, or incomprehensible, the human mind can get pretty creative. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak to author Frederick Kaufman about the common threads running through pandemics, money, and food systems: namely, conspiracy theories.

IOC and WHO Strengthen Ties to Advocate Healthy Lifestyles

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IN THE MIDST OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC THAT CONTINUES TO AFFECT PEOPLE’S LIVES AROUND THE WORLD, THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) AND THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) ARE STRENGTHENING THEIR EFFORTS TO PROMOTE HEALTHY LIFESTYLES, INCLUDING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, SPORT AND ACTIVE RECREATION, AS A TOOL FOR HEALTH ACROSS THE GLOBE.

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IN THE MIDST OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC THAT CONTINUES TO AFFECT PEOPLE’S LIVES AROUND THE WORLD, THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) AND THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) ARE STRENGTHENING THEIR EFFORTS TO PROMOTE HEALTHY LIFESTYLES, INCLUDING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, SPORT AND ACTIVE RECREATION, AS A TOOL FOR HEALTH ACROSS THE GLOBE.

ViacomCBS Employees in Asia on Fostering Creativity in Quarantine

What employees have learned about staying connected to each other and their work.
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By Stuart Winchester

ViacomCBS’ employees in Asia may have some helpful perspective for their peers around the world.  

In a virtual panel hosted by ViacomCBS International Networks (VCNI) President and CEO David Lynn, employees shared some of the lessons they’ve learned throughout the lockdown period. Employees from the Beijing office, some with masks still dangling from their ears, spoke about returning to the office, while their still-sheltering colleagues in Singapore talked about the creative measures they’ve adopted to stay connected. 

BET’s COVID-19 Relief Effort Raises Funds With Homespun Videos and Heartfelt Sentiments

By Jeff Vasishta
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Other than the actual fundraising, one of the enjoyable things about “at home” music events in this time of coronavirus is watching artists perform unvarnished.

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