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A Model for Wildfire Disaster Relief

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Nearly 20,000 residents have been asked to evacuate their homes in Northern California as a result of the multiple wildfires that have been burning for weeks, and CNBC has reported that more than 16,000 homes have been threatened by potential damage from the wildfire at this point, leading to evacuation orders for nearly 25,000 residents.

Caterpillar Inc. | Sharing Generously Around the World

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Our success contributes to the social stability of regions around the world in many ways. Caterpillar’s products help build infrastructure for transportation, energy, telecommunications, waste and water.

Learn more here about how we, as individuals and as a company, contribute our time and resources to promote the health, welfare and economic stability of communities around the world.

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation Announce a Commitment of $200,000 for California Wildfire Relief

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation commit cash and product to assist local organizations with recovery and relief services
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BENTONVILLE, Ark., July 31, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have made a commitment to provide support through cash and product donations of $200,000 to organizations in response to the severe wildfires that are impacting California. As part of this commitment, Walmart is working closely with local officials and governmental entities to help meet the needs of those affected.

VSP Global and GLAM4GOOD Join Forces to Expand Access to Critical Resources

Year-long effort brings vision care, eyewear, clothing and fashion accessories to communities in need
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RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., June 25, 2018 /3BL Media/– A charitable collaboration, first developed through Hurricane Harvey outreach, is now taking formal shape in a year-long effort to provide access to comprehensive eye exams, prescription glasses, beauty and fashion items where they are needed most.

Abbott Partners with Nonprofits to Provide Disaster Relief - Before the Storm

After a hurricane, every second counts. That's why Abbott is helping community food banks and clinics prepare proactively.
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It’s not enough to be reactive when hurricanes strike— for hurricane season, the best defense is a good offense. Advance preparation ensures that aid can be delivered more quickly, ultimately saving more lives.

All Hands on Deck: Employees Team up to Assist Flood Victims

Medtronic Young Professionals partner with All Hands - an international disaster relief organization. Together, they helped those in Louisiana following devastating floods.
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Donning a hooded protective jumpsuit, ventilation mask and heavy work gloves – only her smiling eyes are visible as she raises a 20-pound sledge hammer high above her head.

“Not your average day of work,” said Kelli Gutow as she smashes through a wall of mold-infested beams.

Kelli is one of 15 Medtronic employees who recently spent a week volunteering with All Hands Volunteers to provide disaster relief efforts for residents in Denham Springs, Louisiana.

AEP Releases 2018 Corporate Accountability Report; New Sustainability Goals Unveiled

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American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) issued its 12th annual Corporate Accountability Report to provide a comprehensive view of AEP’s progress as a business and community partner.

The report details AEP’s developments in energy and technology, social responsibility, community investments and environmental stewardship, as well as information on the company’s business strategy, governance and financial performance.

Restoring Power in Puerto Rico was ‘Experience of a Lifetime’

Duke Energy workers reflect on what they gave, what they received in Puerto Rico
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For Duke Energy lineworkers who helped restore power in Puerto Rico, the nearly two months they spent on the hurricane-ravaged island changed them in ways they never expected.

Some returned home with a refreshed outlook on life.

“You realize what you’re blessed with back at home, as far as family, work and friends – the things you hold dear to your heart,” said Craig Mustard of Lebanon, Ohio.

Others learned to become more resourceful on the job.

Microsoft Philanthropies Donates $1.8 million to Team Rubicon to Support Disaster Recovery

The veteran-built nonprofit will receive technology, services and training to overhaul its technology platform and fuel data-driven intelligence
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The veteran-built nonprofit will receive technology, services and training to overhaul its technology platform and fuel data-driven intelligence

By Jennifer Langston

When Rich Kulesa arrived as a Team Rubicon volunteer in a small Texas town flooded by Hurricane Harvey, he found neighborhood streets still littered with unsalvageable furniture, televisions, clothes, strollers — the entire contents of people’s lives mounded up on the curb.

SCE Puerto Rico Power Restoration Effort Expands

A family with a disabled son gets power for the first time in five months
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As other utilities complete their power restoration assignments and leave Puerto Rico, Southern California Edison’s work on the island has expanded to include new territory.

SCE’s first incident management team arrived in Puerto Rico in December to help set up restoration efforts in Ponce on the south side of the island. Since then, SCE’s teams have been planning and coordinating repairs.

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