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Wells Fargo Funds Legal Assistance for Renters at Risk of Eviction

Wells Fargo Foundation donates $5.4 million to 15 organizations to help keep people affected by COVID-19 housed
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SAN FRANCISCO, September 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Up to 40 million U.S. renters impacted by the COVID-19-related economic downturn could face eviction once federal rental protections end, according to research from the Aspen Institute and the COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project.

HP Inc. and the Arbor Day Foundation Team Up to Plant One Million Trees by the End of 2020

During Climate Week, HP continues to showcase its commitment to a low-carbon, circular economy through protecting, restoring, and promoting sustainable forests while setting goals and intentions to reduce consumption in operations over the next 5 years.
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Highlights:

  • HP takes next step in realizing a forest-positive future by pledging one million trees to support Arbor Day Foundation  
  • Since announcing its forest-positive vision for printing in 2019, HP has donated more than $12 million to NGO partnerships to protect forests, improve responsible forest management, and develop science-based targets for forests. Its expanded commitment to the Foundation will drive high-impact tree planting initiatives, including the restoration of California forests devastated by the 2018 Carr and Camp wildfires.
  • HP to speak about the importance of a forest-positive future during an Arbor Day Foundation panel at Climate Week on September 24
  • HP pledges to reduce potable water consumption in global operations by 35% by 2025
Press Release

Highlights:

  • HP takes next step in realizing a forest-positive future by pledging one million trees to support Arbor Day Foundation  
  • Since announcing its forest-positive vision for printing in 2019, HP has donated more than $12 million to NGO partnerships to protect forests, improve responsible forest management, and develop science-based targets for forests. Its expanded commitment to the Foundation will drive high-impact tree planting initiatives, including the restoration of California forests devastated by the 2018 Carr and Camp wildfires.
  • HP to speak about the importance of a forest-positive future during an Arbor Day Foundation panel at Climate Week on September 24
  • HP pledges to reduce potable water consumption in global operations by 35% by 2025

Furry Friends Not Forgotten by FedEx

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Whenever there is a mega-disaster, like the recent category 4 hurricane Laura that hit the gulf coast of the U.S., FedEx reaches out to the disaster relief organizations we support year round to see if they may have a special need where FedEx can help.

While we focus on delivering humanitarian aid – to help people impacted by the disaster – we also know that many animals are often displaced and in need of shelter and care. These animals include people’s pets…our furry friends.

Saving Lives: Team Takes Time to Precisely Prepare

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Like a team carefully packing parachutes, they knew their work mattered and needed to be performed with great care…lives depended on it.

It's Preparedness Month. Here's How to Get Ready for Natural Disasters

Duke Energy employees made storm kits to help people prepare for natural disasters; you can make a kit, too.
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If there’s a big storm or other emergency, you won’t have time to pack the things you need. But if you have a storm kit prepared, you’ll be ready.

That’s why Duke Energy provided storm kits to nonprofits in its service area.

“As storm threats continue to grow, we want to ensure our most vulnerable communities have access to these storm kits to help them prepare and stay safe,” said Kevin McLaughlin, the company’s vice president of government affairs and community relations in North Carolina.

Announcing the September and October Coffee Talk Sessions with AbbVie, Comcast NBCUniversal, and International Paper

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We are excited to announce the kick off of our Fall Coffee Talk Series, hosted by CyberGrants team members, and covering pertinent topics impacting Corporate Social Responsibility leaders. These 45-minute web-based strategic discussions will focus on current social impact topics and provide the audience opportunities for learning and information gathering. No slides, just candid conversations.

Explosion in Beirut Triggers 60-ton Response From Direct Relief and FedEx

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After the catastrophic explosion in Beirut, FedEx immediately reached out to the disaster relief agencies we work with year round to see how we could help with relief efforts. We discovered that Direct Relief, a humanitarian relief organization FedEx has supported for many years, had critically-needed medicines and supplies that they wanted it to get over to Lebanon – 60-tons worth!

Birdies Bank Big Bucks to Benefit Heart to Heart International

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Birdies. Not those hatched in a nest, but rather, those made on made on the golf course. PGA Professionals and friends, Justin Thomas and Bud Cauley recently took part in a “birdie challenge.” The golfer with the most birdies would have $100,000 donated in his name by FedEx to Heart to Heart International (HHI), a nonprofit providing humanitarian development and crisis relief worldwide.

FedEx and Direct Relief Team Up to Deliver Aid to Lebanon

More than $11 million worth of critical medical supplies transported in wake of explosion
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MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 28, 2020 /3BL Media/—More than 60 tons of critical aid will offer needed relief to medical personnel in Beirut, Lebanon. FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) transported the emergency supplies via a dedicated charter flight to help health facilities responding after a deadly explosion ripped through the city earlier this month, putting significant strain on the medical system.

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