This post was written by guest blogger Alexa Schmidt, Senior Technology for Impact Program Manager, Mercy Corps.
The organization I work for—Mercy Corps—strives to alleviate suffering, poverty, and oppression through economic development and emergency relief programs around the world. This work has always been challenging.
In this episode, we turn back the clock to October 2018 when the world was recovering from several major natural disasters, including Hurricane Florence in the U.S. and the September earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia. Host & Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly and International Medical Corps (IMC) Senior Director of Institutional Advancement Erica Tavares take this opportunity to explore cross-sector partnerships focused on disaster relief.
New $150,000 commitment includes cash and in-kind product donations to assist organizations providing relief services
BENTONVILLE, Ark., May 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ - In response to the record floods and tornados that have continued to impact Midwestern and Southern states this spring, Walmart, Sam’s Club and Walmart.org have committed to provide an additional $150,000 in support through cash and product donations. This builds on earlier commitments in March and early May and brings the total support committed to $500,000.
Takeaways from the Council on Foundations Leading Together Conference
At the recent Council on Foundations bi-annual conference, Leading Together, almost 1000 philanthropy leaders and business, government, and academia influencers gathered together to connect, share, and learn with one another.
When disasters strike, communities need all hands on deck to respond.
When disasters strike, communities need all hands on deck to respond. Private-sector companies can provide important resources, including warehouses, fuel, and other assets. But without a way for businesses to communicate what they can offer and emergency responders to share what they need, valuable resources may go underutilized.
In 2017, the United States experienced unprecedented devastation from three major hurricanes that struck weeks apart from each other. The following year, we endured this devastation once again when Hurricanes Florence and Michael started their paths of destruction in North Carolina and Florida, respectively.
Additional $3.25 million commitment will deliver targeted relief to families, small businesses impacted by devastating wildfires
SAN FRANCISCO, January 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced that the company will provide an additional $3.25 million in financial resources to residents, small businesses and nonprofit organizations in Butte County, California, to address critical housing and economic challenges that remain after devastating wildfires spread across the county last year.
On MLK Day of Service, hundreds of Duke Energy employees fanned out across our communities to serve others. Each year, thousands of people across the country spend the day serving their communities to carry on the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
From packing STEM kits for local students and stuffing teddy bears for children impacted by disaster to serving food and building homes for those in need, Duke Energy In Action volunteers put our purpose into action: to power the lives of our customers and the vitality of our communities.