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JetBlue Helps Rebuild Puerto Rico with Habitat Restoration

By Roya Sabri
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Two years ago, Puerto Rico made the news after Hurricane Maria swept through the commonwealth, causing thousands of deaths and destroying homes and infrastructure. Puerto Rico’s plight stayed in the news because of insufficient disaster relief.

Reel Works' UP Creative Program Showcases Students' Nickelodeon Shorts at Viacom HQ

By Harold Anderson
Blog

Last Thursday, Viacom’s Corporate Social Responsibility wrapped up the second year of it’s UP Creative mentoring program at Viacom headquarters with a final session and competition. UP Creative is a program that was created in partnership with an organization called  Reel Works. Reel Works is a local non-profit based in Brooklyn that teaches underserved teenagers filmmaking skills that help propel them to career paths in media.

Aflac Awards $125,000 in Grants to South Carolina Nonprofits

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Aflac is granting $125,000 to 17 local nonprofits working on projects that support health & well-being, education, and community development programs. The selected organizations and their projects are:

Massachusetts Middle Schooler Wins 2019 Arrow Innovation in Electronics Award

Press Release

DENVER, July 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Arrow Electronics presented Massachusetts seventh grader Vikram Anantha with its 2019 Innovation in Electronics Award at the National Invention Convention, a celebration of K-12 inventors and entrepreneurs from across the United States. 

Smithfield Foods Sponsors Veteran Honor Flight to Nation’s Capital

Company contributes $125,000 to fly 83 veterans to visit Washington, D.C. memorials this September
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D., July 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The Smithfield Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Smithfield Foods Inc., announced today a $125,000 donation to the Midwest Honor Flight organization to sponsor 83 World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War veterans for an all-expenses-paid flight to visit the nation’s capital.

Robert Ruano Appointed to Serve on Arbor Day Foundation Board of Trustees

Ecostrata Services Executive to Serve Three Year Term
Press Release

LINCOLN, Neb., July 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation Board of Trustees has appointed Ecostrata Services Founder and President Robert Ruano to serve for a three-year term. Robert has over 29 years of management experience both in the private and public sectors. Robert’s professional leadership includes many years in City of Miami government, overseeing all grant applications and environmental initiatives.

Carnival Cruise Line Partners With Clean the World to Assist in Global Soap Recycling Initiative

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Organization’s First Large-Scale Cruise Partner, Carnival to Donate Nearly 40 Tons of Recycled Soap Each Year to Communities in Need Worldwide

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Organization’s First Large-Scale Cruise Partner, Carnival to Donate Nearly 40 Tons of Recycled Soap Each Year to Communities in Need Worldwide

Aflac Reports on Effort to Give Children With Cancer Huggable Robots

Aflac says some of the money for the Aflac Duck robots comes from donations from agents.
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By Allison Bell 

A foundation affiliated with Aflac Inc. has given toy robots that look like the Aflac Duck to children who are facing cancer in about 200 U.S. hospitals and clinics, Aflac said today.

The Columbus, Georgia-based company started distributing My Special Aflac Duck robots last year.

JetBlue’s Soar with Reading Initiative Lands in New York City Placing Free Book Vending Machines in Each of the Five Boroughs

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  • JetBlue Invites Customers, Crewmembers and the Community to Share #BookDrop Moments and Inspire Book Donations to Communities in Need
  • JetBlue Welcomes Marley Dias, Founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, as the Latest Soar with Reading Partner and Ambassador
Press Release
  • JetBlue Invites Customers, Crewmembers and the Community to Share #BookDrop Moments and Inspire Book Donations to Communities in Need
  • JetBlue Welcomes Marley Dias, Founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, as the Latest Soar with Reading Partner and Ambassador

World Population Day 2019: Addressing the Environmental and Social Impacts of Rapid Population Growth

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In the wake of the world’s population reaching 5 billion people, World Population Day was established in 1989 by the UN. The purpose of this day is to bring attention to the environmental and social impacts of rapid population growth.

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