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Duke Energy Employees Choose $1 Million in Grants for Social Justice

Phyllis Young nominated this Florida clinic from her childhood neighborhood, one of 80 to receive a grant
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Phyllis Young has volunteered for countless community events, nonprofit boards and fundraisers, but being able to help Willa Carson Health and Wellness Center in Clearwater, Fla., this year means more.

The Road to a Vaccine, Season 2, Ep. 3: How Is COVID-19 Affecting Children? What Parents Worldwide Should Know

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In Season 2 of "The Road to a Vaccine," host Lisa Ling interviews scientists, global health leaders and other experts on the COVID-19 front lines to reveal the latest medical advances and collaborations to create a coronavirus vaccine—and hopefully a return to a world without the pandemic.

In Episode 3, Lisa Ling talks to UNICEF’s Henrietta Fore about global efforts to get all kids vaccinated. Harvard's Dr. Vikram Patel discusses children’s mental health during the pandemic. Plus, parents ask the experts their pressing questions about COVID-19.

Direct Relief's 90 Ton Aid Shipment Heads to Lebanon Early Next Week

By Beth Farnsworth
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"It's a big list. A lot of stuff was blown up," said Direct Relief President and CEO Thomas Tighe. "Like in any tragedy, it's important that they know that people are pulling for them not just objectifying their suffering."

On Thursday, Tighe and his team received confirmation from FedEx CEO, Fred Smith, that the corporation would donate one of its cargo planes to deliver the aid. Trucks will haul the 80,000 pound shipment from the Santa Barbara warehouse to FedEx headquarters in Memphis, TN. From there, the aid will be flown to Lebanon.

Each of Us Has the Ability to Save a Life; That Is the Power of Blood.

The choice to register and donate to someone in need; that is the power of love.
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With Black donors currently only making up 7 percent of the registry, DKMS has launched the “Power of Blood” initiative with an aim to increase awareness of the topic in the Black community and encourage participation in the registry. For Emma Hall, a 10-year-old battling Aplastic Anemia, this initiative is a chance to share her story and change the fortunes of patients like her across the country.

Johnson & Johnson Named to Fast Company's 2020 Best Workplaces for Innovators List

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The company is proud to have made the list for the second year in a row. From its work on an Ebola vaccine—and an investigational COVID-19 vaccine—to collaboration taking place across its Johnson & Johnson Innovation centers, we take a look at the innovative spirit that permeates the company's culture.

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The company is proud to have made the list for the second year in a row. From its work on an Ebola vaccine—and an investigational COVID-19 vaccine—to collaboration taking place across its Johnson & Johnson Innovation centers, we take a look at the innovative spirit that permeates the company's culture.

Play On: Tapping into Gaming's Mental Health Benefits

Online gaming unlocks new opportunities for health and well-being when gathering in person isn’t an option.
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By Melanie Ehrenkranz 

I haven’t seen one of my closest friends in nearly three months. He lives a short walk from me, but because of our current socially distant reality, the closest I’ve come to seeing his face is looking at the avatar he designed for the game Animal Crossing: New Horizons. When my phone pinged with a GIF he sent me showing off his avatar’s new outfit — a suit and a monocle — for a second, it made me feel a little closer to him in a way I hadn’t in quite some time. 

Abilities First at Hershey

KIMBERLY MISCAVAGE, Manager, Human Resources, Global Supply Chain 2.0
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  • As the mother of a child with a rare neuromuscular condition, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has had a large impact on my personal and professional life.
  • Many of the modern conveniences we all use today originated due to the ADA.
  • At Hershey, our Abilities First Business Resource Group (BRG) connects those employees living with a disability with employees who are passionate about accessibility and accommodations to successfully live and work.
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  • As the mother of a child with a rare neuromuscular condition, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has had a large impact on my personal and professional life.
  • Many of the modern conveniences we all use today originated due to the ADA.
  • At Hershey, our Abilities First Business Resource Group (BRG) connects those employees living with a disability with employees who are passionate about accessibility and accommodations to successfully live and work.

WHO Confirms All $55.1 Million Announced at 'One World: Together At Home' Is Helping the World Fight COVID-19

The critical funding is helping provide PPE, deploy Emergency Medical Teams, and more.
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The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially confirmed that it has received 100% of the $55.1 million in funding toward the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO, powered by the United Nations Foundation and the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation,announced during the Global Citizen One World: Together At Home concert in April this year.

Mohawk Donates Cleaning Supplies, Hand Sanitizer and Water Bottles to Local Schools

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Mohawk Industries is supporting safety precautions as local students, teachers and staff return to school. 

The company recently made several large donations in northwest Georgia prior to the beginning of the school year:  

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