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Fifth Third Commits $75,000 to Address Effects of COVID-19 in Columbus

3 homeless shelters receive funds to help with emergency efforts
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COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The Fifth Third Foundation today announced a $75,000 philanthropic commitment to help address the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in Columbus. The funds will be deployed to meet the immediate needs of the Community Shelter Board, YMCA of Central Ohio, and YWCA Columbus.

FEMA’S ‘Project Airbridge’ Takes Flight With 25 UPS Charter Flights, Dedicated FEMA Distribution Center

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April 7, 2020 /3BL Media/ - UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced the  company is managing and brokering 25 charter flights in support of Project Airbridge, a coordinated effort between the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), numerous countries and the private sector designed to expedite the arrival of critical supplies needed in U.S. hospitals.

Red Cross Leverages Access to FedEx Network for Blood Distribution

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To manage the distribution of their current available blood supply, Red Cross is using FedEx Priority Alert service in conjunction with their in-kind account.

In just one day last month, they were able to use the account to send out several hundreds of units of blood which has the potential to save thousands of lives. The Red Cross is using their additional access to maintain a sufficient supply of blood products for patients nationwide, whenever and wherever it is needed most.

Smithfield Foods, Feeding America Join Mr. Beast for COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Smithfield’s “Good Food Challenge” welcomes the public to join the company and its brands in support of Feeding America and its nationwide network of more than 200 food banks that feed more than 46 million people.
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Now more than ever, it is important to focus on how we can help our neighbors in need. Smithfield Foods has partnered with Mr. Beast as part of our “Good Food Challenge” to benefit Feeding America by donating a million servings of protein to food banks in North Carolina for COVID-19 relief.

Pfizer and The Pfizer Foundation Donate $40 Million in Charitable Grants, Expand Product Access and Mobilize Colleagues to Combat COVID-19 Pandemic

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  • Building on Pfizer’s longstanding commitment to fight infectious diseases, grants will help address urgent needs of U.S. and global partners on the front lines of the pandemic 

  • Donations complement Pfizer’s COVID-19 R&D investments, as well as collective scientific and philanthropic contributions made by the biopharmaceutical industry

  • U.S. Patient Assistance Program and other programs respond to changing needs of patients and medical community

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  • Building on Pfizer’s longstanding commitment to fight infectious diseases, grants will help address urgent needs of U.S. and global partners on the front lines of the pandemic 

  • Donations complement Pfizer’s COVID-19 R&D investments, as well as collective scientific and philanthropic contributions made by the biopharmaceutical industry

  • U.S. Patient Assistance Program and other programs respond to changing needs of patients and medical community

Hilton and American Express to Donate Up to 1 Million Rooms to Frontline Medical Professionals During COVID-19 Crisis

Press Release

Hilton (NYSE:HLT) and American Express (NYSE:AXP) today announced that the companies, in partnership with Hilton’s ownership community, will donate up to 1 million hotel room nights across the United States to frontline medical professionals leading the fight against COVID-19.

Beginning next week, Hilton and American Express will make rooms available without charge to doctors, nurses, EMTs, paramedics and other frontline medical staff who need a place to sleep, recharge or isolate from their families through the end of May.

United Airlines Partners With New York City to Fly Medical Volunteers to Help in COVID-19 Fight

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NEW YORK, April 7, 2020 /3BL Media/-- United Airlines is partnering with New York City to provide free round-trip flights for medical volunteers who want to help in the frontline fight against the COVID-19 crisis. The airline is working closely with the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City and a network of medical volunteer organizations, including The Society of Critical Care Medicine, to coordinate travel for doctors, nurses and other medical professionals from across the country to help treat patients, in this time of unprecedented need.

Alliant Energy Partners With Iowa State to Create Face Shields for Hospitals

Alliant Energy funds 3D printing completed by students, plans to distribute face shields to Iowa hospitals
Press Release

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – April 6, 2020 – /3BL Media/ - Alliant Energy (NASDAQ: LNT) is partnering with a team of Iowa State University students to manufacture and distribute face shields to medical professionals at hospitals in Iowa.

Hospitals need more personal protective equipment due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This collaborative effort will provide shields for hospital staff to use, helping to save lives while preventing the spread of the virus. This support is part of Alliant Energy’s continued commitment to assisting the communities they serve.

The New York Times Company and Verizon Offer 14M Students Free Access to NYTimes.com

By: Emily Vicker
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NEW YORK, April 6, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The New York Times Company and Verizon today joined forces to offer all students and teachers in high schools within the U.S. free digital access to NYTimes.com. With students across the country impacted by school closures due to the coronavirus pandemic, this partnership will help to keep them educated, informed and connected.

In a letter to readers, Times Company C.E.O. Mark Thompson and Verizon C.E.O. Hans Vestberg wrote:

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