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Duke Energy Partners with Indiana Schoolchildren to Build Rain and Butterfly Gardens at Floyd County Park

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About 30 volunteers from Duke Energy paired with Floyd County third- and fourth-graders to create rain and butterfly gardens at Kevin Hammersmith Memorial Park, Floyd County’s new 35-acre park.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Duke Energy In Action Month Volunteers Impact Communities in 2018

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These are just a few of the numbers that showcase the impact of Duke Energy In Action Month. This year, we had a record-breaking month, with a 92% increase in the number of volunteers and a 95% increase in the number of hours logged. An annual initiative during the month of May, Duke Energy In Action Month mobilizes employees across our service footprint to volunteer their time in the communities we serve.

Las Vegas Sands: Honoring a Culture of Volunteerism

The Adelson Citizenship Award
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In 2017, Las Vegas Sands established The Sheldon G. and Dr. Miriam Adelson Citizenship Award presented by Sands Cares, an annual honor to recognize Team Members across all regions who have demonstrated dedication to giving back to their communities and important causes. The award was created to honor the Adelson family’s legacy of philanthropy and service.

Planet Water Foundation and Xylem Further Improve Clean Water Access with Innovative Home-Based Solution

Close collaboration between global water technology company and non-profit solves drinking water needs in remote community homes using FlowJet pumps
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Planet Water Foundation, a leading non-profit organization that addresses global water poverty by delivering clean water access and hygiene education programs and Xylem (XYL), a leading global water technology company committed to developing innovative technology solutions to the world’s water challenges, have devised a unique application for Xylem’s FlowJet advanced pumping technology to provide clean water access in homes located in some of the world’s most impoverished communities.

On World Refugee Day: An Opportunity to Change the Narrative

By: Samantha Joseph, Account Manager
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I was standing in the medical container of the refugee camp in Greece where I was volunteering when all the sudden, I heard shouting and saw dozens of people running towards me. In the chaos, it was very difficult to tell what had happened and who was hurt. Two children were passed to our nurses and I could see they were severely burned. A woman was laid down at our door unconscious, a man was screaming. Someone finally translated – a gas cooker had exploded inside of a tent where a mother, father and two of their three children were sitting.

Sears, Rebuilding Together Join for Annual Heroes at Home Program

Celebrated program aims to raise funds and take care of home rebuilds for military families in need
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HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., June 21, 2018  /3BL Media/ – For the 11th year in a row, Sears and Rebuilding Together have teamed to launch the Heroes at Home initiative, which benefits veterans and their families through fundraising and critical home repair nationwide.

Points of Light Honors Jesse Williams, Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly and Dwight Howard with Daily Point of Light Awards at Service Unites

Awards presented at the 2018 Service Unites conference honor and recognize individuals and companies for outstanding volunteer work
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ATLANTA , June 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Service Unites 2018, powered by Points of Light, convened nearly 2,000 nonprofit, government, business and civic leaders from 38 countries to gain and share the knowledge, resources and connections needed to galvanize the power of people to create change globally. During the three-day Atlanta event, Points of Light recognized four inspiring changemakers by presenting them with Daily Point of Light Awards, a prestigious honor started by President George H.W. Bush during his presidency.

CSR’s Newest Metric

Measuring the business impact of a purpose-driven culture
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Needless to say, one of the biggest investments for any company is their people. And with skilled talent being a fundamental resource constraint for most businesses across all industries, companies must work hard to mitigate the cost of lost employees. 

Astellas Employees at National Sales Forum Support Five Anaheim-Area Non-Profits

Employees Also Raised More Than $55,000 at Third Annual "One Astellas Spirit Run" for Seven Charitable Organizations
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Points of Light Announces 2018 Honorees of The Civic 50 at Service Unites

Annual awards initiative honors companies with superior community engagement
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ATLANTA, June 19, 2018  /3BL Media/ Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service announced The Civic 50 honorees of 2018, recognizing them as the most community-minded companies in the United States. Since 2011, The Civic 50 has provided a national standard for superior corporate citizenship and showcased how companies can use their time, skills and other resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business.

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