COVID-19

Cox Curbs Loneliness for Older Adults With One Call a Day

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ATLANTA, June 25, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Cox Communications announced on June 11 its One Call a Day initiative, a virtual volunteer program that connects Cox employees with seniors for daily touch base calls. 

Fifth Third Bank Partners With Steady to Help Customers Find Jobs and Maximize Earnings Opportunities

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Fifth Third Bank, National Association, announced today that it is partnering with Steady and its innovative application to help the Bank’s customers find work and maximize their earnings opportunities. The partnership is one of the Bank’s initiatives to assist people who are experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a time when more than 44 million unemployment claims have been filed.

Providing PPE to Community Organizations in Memphis

International Paper Donates Boxes to Shelby County Division of Community Services and Momentum Nonprofit Partners for PPE Distribution
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MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 29, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Shelby County Government Division of Community Services, Momentum Nonprofit Partners and International Paper have joined forces to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to Memphis area organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alkermes Awards COVID-19 Relief Fund Grants to 10 Innovative Programs Designed to Address Challenges for Patient Communities

- Special Edition of Alkermes Inspiration Grants® Program Focused on Addressing Pandemic-Related Needs of People Living with Addiction, Serious Mental Illness, or Cancer -
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DUBLIN, June 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- Alkermes plc (Nasdaq: ALKS) today announced that 10 nonprofit organizations have been awarded grants from the company's COVID-19 Relief Fund, a special edition of the company's signature Alkermes Inspiration Grants® program, that was established to assist nonprofit organizations in their work to rapidly address pandemic-related needs for people living with addiction, serious mental illness, or cancer.

Ecolab Uses Consumer Research to Launch New Science-Based Solution to Address COVID-19 and Strengthen Confidence as Hotels and Restaurants Reopen

Studies show consumers want a higher standard of cleanliness through hospital-grade products and independent verification in order to travel and dine out again
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ST. PAUL, Minn., June 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Recent research conducted by Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, food safety and infection prevention solutions and services, shows that consumers feel safer when hotels and restaurants raise their cleaning protocols to include hospital-grade disinfectants and third-party audits. Hotel guests said they feel “extremely safe” knowing a hotel room is cleaned with hospital-grade disinfectants compared to leading consumer brands1.

Innovation and Partnership Deliver 29,600 Masks for Kenya

By LeeAnne Lang, Bechtel Group Foundation operations manager
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In Kenya, a partnership between business leaders and a local social enterprise organization is creating affordable, re-useable masks for the country’s fight against COVID-19.

The Kenyan government began requiring face coverings in April, but the high cost of masks was a hurdle for many in the East African nation. In addition, most masks were designed for one-time use, an approach that didn’t mesh with the country’s sustainability goals. 

Keeping 6,000 Families in Homes During Hard Times

By LeeAnne Lang, Bechtel Group Foundation operations manager
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There’s no place like home for sheltering in place, but the economic upheaval from the global pandemic is making it harder to hold onto those homes.

“A short-term loss of income can turn into a long-term catastrophe if a family loses their housing,” says Annie Cacheiro, executive director of Aid to Distressed Families of Appalachian Counties (ADFAC). The nonprofit currently serves two counties in eastern Tennessee, an area with a history of economic hardship.

How College Students Can Still Prepare for Their Future, Virtually

School’s out and uncertainty runs high, but for undergraduates eager to start on their career paths, online internships and other unique learning opportunities can take them further than they anticipated.
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By Heidi Mitchell 

LIXIL Introduces the SATO Tap, a Novel Handwashing Station that Aims to Improve Hygiene for Millions in Developing Economies

LIXIL committing US$1m to support accelerated rollout to fight COVID-19
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TOKYO, June 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Washing your hands thoroughly with soap reduces the spread of disease and can help prevent COVID-19 infection. But for approximately 3 billion people around the world, this step is out of reach. According to UNICEF, 40% of the world’s population does not have access to basic handwashing facilities at home. In the world’s least developed economies, it is as high as 75% of the population. The COVID-19 situation is highlighting vast inequities in access to water, sanitation, and hygiene.

Moody's Analytics Offers Free Online Portal for Processing PPP Loan Forgiveness Requests

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June 25, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Moody’s Analytics has added new capabilities to its small business loan application and lending portal to help banks process loan forgiveness applications under the CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

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