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FedEx Stands Up Special Operation to Help Fight COVID-19

Effort is a collaboration with the U.S. Government and Major Retailers
Press Release

MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ —FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, has announced it stood up a special operation to help the U.S. government quickly move COVID-19 test specimens from more than 50 remote drive-thru testing centers at major retailers across 12 states.

Ventec Life Systems and GM Partner to Mass Produce Critical Care Ventilators in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

GM to also produce surgical masks to support frontline healthcare professionals
Press Release

BOTHELL, Wash., March 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Ventec Life Systems announced today General Motors will build VOCSN critical care ventilators at GM’s Kokomo, Indiana manufacturing facility with FDA-cleared ventilators scheduled to ship as soon as next month. This effort is in addition to Ventec taking aggressive steps to ramp up production at their manufacturing facility in Bothell, Washington.

Sesame Workshop Launches 'Caring for Each Other' Initiative to Help Parents and Children During Coronavirus Pandemic

Rich array of Sesame Street content, including newly produced Sesame Street Muppet moments designed to entertain, educate, and comfort parents, caregivers, and children
Blog

In response to the unprecedented uncertainty facing young children and families, Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, is offering a broad variety of free resources to help children and families during the coronavirus pandemic.

Feeding America Releases First Round of COVID-19 Fund Grants to Food Banks

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On March 13, Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization with a network of 200 member food banks across the country, announced the establishment of their COVID-19 Response Fund to help food banks across the country as they support communities impacted by the pandemic. Feeding America initially seeded the fund with $2.65 million to enable food banks to secure the resources they need to serve the most vulnerable members of the community during this difficult time. 

CITGO Private Foundation to Award Special Grants Supporting COVID-19 Efforts in Venezuela

Press Release

HOUSTON, March 26, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The Simón Bolívar Foundation Inc. (SBF), the non-profit, private foundation of CITGO Petroleum Corporation, is launching a special round of its small grants program to help alleviate the damaging effects of the COVID-19 crisis in Venezuela. Non-profit organizations working in Venezuela are critical right now, given the heightened risk the country’s population faces with a fast deteriorating public health system.

Republic Services General Manager Gives Back to the Community He Loves

Blog

Across the nation, our team members are doing their part each and every day to continue to provide service to our customers and keep communities clean. In Great Falls, Montana, General Manager Mike C. is purchasing meals from local businesses (many also are Republic customers) as a thank you to employees for their significant contributions.

It’s a win-win as our employees stay nourished and healthy, and local businesses that we serve are supported during a difficult time.

Mike is also organizing food collection drives for local food pantries.

Habitat Build: Together, We Are Mohawk

Mohawk employees volunteer their time with Habitat for Humanity
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“Together, We are Mohawk” was written across the backs of over 50 Mohawk employees that volunteered for this year’s Clark Howard Build for Habitat for Humanity in Atlanta at the end of February. 

March 2020 Social Value Insider

Newsletter

Check out the March Social Value Insider for upcoming events, information on the re-launch of the Canadian social value network and more!

https://socialvalue-canada.org/march-2020-social-value-insider/

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Nestlé Steps up Global Response to COVID-19 Pandemic, Joins Forces With the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Press Release

VEVEY, Switzerland, March 26, 2020 /3BL Media/ – At Nestlé, we care deeply for people and for the communities in which we operate, and we have an essential role to play during the COVID-19 crisis. Food and beverages help keep people healthy and enhance their quality of life. We care about our responsibility to provide good nutrition, especially for the most vulnerable in society – children, the elderly and those struggling with illness.

PYXERA Global Announces Multi-Action Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Press Release

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2020 /3BL Media/— As part of its response to the global pandemic, PYXERA Global is launching a new multi-action campaign that helps corporations respond to the COVID-19 crisis. The COVID-19 Response will feature immediate action to mobilize corporate employees to engage alongside organizations meeting critical needs and develop strategies to best respond to the current crisis.

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