Veterans CSR News

Governor Northam Announces Major Donation from Smithfield Foods to Support Programs for Homeless Veterans

Press Release

RICHMOND, Va., August 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Governor Ralph Northam today announced that The Smithfield Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Smithfield Foods, Inc., has donated $150,000 to support state programs for homeless veterans and their families. Governor accepted the donation from Smithfield Foods on behalf of the Virginia Veterans Services Foundation (VVSF) during a special ceremony in Richmond. The donation will be designated to the Homeless Veteran Fund.

Merck Named a 2020 Military Friendly® Employer

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Merck is honored to be named a 2020 Military Friendly® Silver Employer, marking the eleventh consecutive year the company has received the Military Friendly® designation. The Military Friendly Employers list has come to set the standard for organizations to provide the best opportunities for veterans and their spouses.

Whirlpool Achieves Bronze-Level Military Friendly Employer Status

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Whirlpool Corporation was recognized as a Veteran Friendly Employer for the fifth year in a row by Victory Media. Victory Media publishes GI Jobs, Military Spouse and other military related media, and reviews hundreds of companies in search of those that are truly “veteran friendly.” This year, Whirlpool is being recognized for the first time as a Bronze-Level Friendly Employer. Whirlpool was also recognized in 2018 as a Military Spouse Friendly Employer and a Military Friendly Brand.

Some of the activities that led to this recognition include;

Volunteers Help Build Homes for Low-income Veterans

SCE employees partner with the nonprofit Homes4Families to construct needed housing for vets.
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By Susan Cox

Neither thieves nor triple-digit temperatures could deter Southern California Edison employees and volunteers from their mission to help house veterans.

Duke Energy Foundation Provides More Than $500,000 in Grants to Support Community Resiliency in Florida

Summary: 
  • Projects to strengthen communities by addressing economic and quality of life issues, as well as storm preparation

  • Includes Victories for Veterans program, a unique partnership with the Tampa Bay Rays and City of Mexico Beach Restoration Project

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  • Projects to strengthen communities by addressing economic and quality of life issues, as well as storm preparation

  • Includes Victories for Veterans program, a unique partnership with the Tampa Bay Rays and City of Mexico Beach Restoration Project

Kansas City’s Chamber of Commerce Honors Black & Veatch’s Diversity, Inclusion Emphasis

‘Champion for Diversity Award’ cites company’s ‘durable commitment’ to multicultural workforce
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ – With a global footprint as an infrastructure solutions leader, Black & Veatch has committed to workplace diversity and inclusion more reflective of the more than 100 countries on six continents in which the company has offices. The 104-year-old engineering, procurement and construction giant now proudly announces that those efforts are being recognized.

Johnson & Johnson Signs the Military Spouse Employment Partnership to Help Service Member Spouses Build Careers

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A 24% unemployment rate is just one of the many job challenges faced by military husbands and wives. A new company partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense is designed to help those facing these employment obstacles.

Press Release

A 24% unemployment rate is just one of the many job challenges faced by military husbands and wives. A new company partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense is designed to help those facing these employment obstacles.

Announcing Our 2019 Values in Action Report

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At Comcast NBCUniversal, we believe we are at our best when we are working to educate, entertain and empower people and communities. This is why we focus year-round on building meaningful connections to the communities we serve across our company.

Lockheed Martin Releases 2018 Global Diversity and Inclusion Report

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BETHESDA, Md., July 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], ranked among the ‘50 Best Companies for Diversity’ by Black Enterprise magazine in 2018, is releasing its 2018 Annual Report on Global Diversity and Inclusion. 

PSEG Employees Raise Money for Veterans at Annual Tank Pull

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In an amazing display of strength, PSEG employees participated in the tenth annual Tank Pull competition this past weekend, raising money for veterans.

At the event, competitors in teams of twenty volunteers try to move an 80,000 pound tank mounted on a flatbed truck.

Congratulations once again go to the two PSEG teams for not only participating in the “quick pull” and the “minimum weight pull” events – but also for winning first place in their respective fundraising categories.

The two PSEG teams were the IBEW Local 94 “Pullin’ Badgers” and the “Power Rangers.”

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