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Hurricane Prep Tips from Dell Disaster Response Volunteers

by Alicia Lopez, Latin America Giving/Global Disaster Relief Response Manager
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The 2018 hurricane season – which kicked off June 1 – is expected to be “near-or above-normal,” according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. As those who have been in a hurricane will tell you, nobody affected by Harvey or Irma or any other event will look at an approaching storm without profound anxiety.

Registration Open for Renewable Energy Markets 2018

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Don't miss this chance to lock in our lowest-available rate. REM 2018 will explore best practices in renewable energy procurement, and emerging trends in policy, technology, and market innovation.

Xylem Volunteers Build Homes in Houston After Hurricane Harvey

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Last year, Hurricane Harvey caused widespread devastation, forcing thousands of people out of damaged homes in Texas. In December, 25 Xylem employees volunteered with Houston Habitat for Humanity, rebuilding homes that had suffered from flooding and water damage in the wake of the hurricane. Between December and the end of April 2018, Xylem will have sent more than 100 volunteers to work with Houston Habitat for Humanity.

When Disaster Strikes: Companies Plan for Employee Catastrophic Assistance

By Jan Lee
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If there is any positive takeaway from last year’s unexpected climate events, it’s that emergency response networks can and are learning how to adapt to meet the challenges of natural disasters.

CITGO and Rebuilding Together Houston Partnership Targets Hurricane Harvey Recovery

$6 Million Donation Designed to Repair up to 300 Homes in Three Years
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CITGO Petroleum Corporation is donating up to $6 Million to Rebuilding Together Houston with an immediate goal of repairing up to 300 homes in Houston’s Independence Heights community over the next three years, in addition to longer-term recovery efforts. The partnership is part of the CITGO Fueling Good. Rebuilding Lives. initiative, which is dedicated to recovery in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

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CITGO Petroleum Corporation is donating up to $6 Million to Rebuilding Together Houston with an immediate goal of repairing up to 300 homes in Houston’s Independence Heights community over the next three years, in addition to longer-term recovery efforts. The partnership is part of the CITGO Fueling Good. Rebuilding Lives. initiative, which is dedicated to recovery in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

Houston, Texas Commits to Anti-Trafficking and Fair Trade

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HOUSTON, November 28th, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Fair Trade Campaigns is proud to announce Houston’s designation as the first Fair Trade Town in the state of Texas, the second largest Fair Trade Town in the United States. Houston is also the first major city to announce a zero tolerance human trafficking policy in city service contracts.

CITGO Announces First Annual National STEM Day Celebration

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HOUSTON, Nov. 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ ― CITGO Petroleum Corporation will host its first annual National STEM Day Celebration on November 8, 2017 to honor the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) community and draw attention to the progress made in the advancement of STEM education. The event will take place at the West Houston Institute and is in celebration of National STEM Day, which was established to encourage children to explore and pursue their interests in STEM. 
 

HPE’s Spaceborne Computer Successfully Powers Up in Space and Achieves One TeraFLOP

Mark Fernandez, Americas HPC Technology Officer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Co-Principal Investigator of the Experiment
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  • Approximately one month after the Spaceborne Computer was launched on the SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft, the system has reached the International Space Station and successfully turned on
  • To test the speed of the system in relation to its Earth-based counterparts, HPE and NASA engineering teams conducted a number of benchmarking tests
  • The Spaceborne Computer achieves over one trillion calculations per second, also known as one teraFLOP, which is up to 30 times faster than a laptop
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  • Approximately one month after the Spaceborne Computer was launched on the SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft, the system has reached the International Space Station and successfully turned on
  • To test the speed of the system in relation to its Earth-based counterparts, HPE and NASA engineering teams conducted a number of benchmarking tests
  • The Spaceborne Computer achieves over one trillion calculations per second, also known as one teraFLOP, which is up to 30 times faster than a laptop

HanesBrands Donates Additional Underwear And Activewear to Assist Hurricane Victims in Florida and Puerto Rico

Hanes Is Also Assisting Its Puerto Rico Employees with Food, Water and Other Necessities
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To-date, Hanes has donated more than 2 million pair of underwear, socks, t-shirts, and fleece to assist victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and Elsewhere.

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To-date, Hanes has donated more than 2 million pair of underwear, socks, t-shirts, and fleece to assist victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and Elsewhere.

Bringing Hope

When disaster strikes, Convoy of Hope is ready
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by Mary Burich

Hormel Foods has been a partner of Convoy of Hope for several years, sending resources to help the group stage community events that give people an opportunity to get services otherwise out of their reach. “Groceries and even haircuts,” says Kelly Braaten, manager of external communications for Hormel Foods.

The relationship expanded recently when the company jumped at the chance to stock Convoy of Hope’s warehouse shelves, giving the group much-needed supplies for its disaster-relief program.

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