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Carnival Corporation Relief Effort Collects 2,841 Tons of Supplies for the Bahamas; Company Thanks Individuals and Organizations for Generous Donations

With outpouring of support from countless donors, company's partnership with Tropical Shipping delivers much-needed food and supplies directly to country's National Emergency Management Agency
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MIAMI, September 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL;NYSE: CUK) today announced that its relief program to provide humanitarian aid to The Bahamas collected and delivered during its first week over 2,841 tons of food and supplies in over 90 shipping containers – a remarkable milestone made possible by generous donations from countless individuals and organizations throughout South Florida and North America.

Carnival Corporation and Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation Pledge $2 Million for Hurricane Dorian Relief

Pledge from Carnival Foundation, philanthropic arm of the world's largest leisure travel company, and its nine global cruise line brands to be matched by Carnival Corporation Chairman Micky Arison and his wife Madeleine's Family Foundation
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EDITOR'S NOTE: Earlier today Carnival Corporation announced a partnership with Tropical Shipping to collect and ship donations to The Bahamas National Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.

Data Science to Improve Foresight and Decision Making in the Humanitarian Sector

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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.

Bridgeport Classroom Turned Into Secret Lab

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) - Students at one shoreline high school got a big surprise this morning. Sikorsky Aircraft, and parent company Lockheed Martin, took over a classroom with high-tech science gear.

See video and continue reading on WTNH.com

Lockheed Martin and Central High Students Partner on Top-Secret Project

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STRATFORD, Conn., March 6, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Lockheed Martin and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital curriculum resources, digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, surprised students today at Central High School in Bridgeport with a top-secret STEM mission, to create a prototype aircraft out of clay that could serve in a humanitarian aid mission.

Lockheed Martin engineers, who are also Central High alum, were on hand to help students complete the challenge. Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz also attended the event.

HP + Global Citizen Come Together at Cannes to Show Why Education Cannot Wait

Education currently receives less than 2% of humanitarian aid
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by Madge Thomas

On the one-year anniversary of the World Humanitarian Summit, Global Citizen and HP joined forces, hosting the Educate Every Child, Everywhere event during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival. The event brought together corporate partners, members of international press associations and global citizens, to spotlight the progress and dire need for education in emergencies, including through the Education Cannot Wait (ECW) fund.

10 Million Bottles of Life-Saving Water Delivered to Communities in Need by Nestlé Waters North America and Americares

Long-term partnership bringing rapid relief in times of trouble
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The cost of natural disasters worldwide could reach $314 billion annually by 2030, up from around $250 billion now, according to a 2016 report by the World Bank, which cites rising climate change as a key threat to cities around the globe.

TED@UPS: What If Data was Donated?

Companies give money and time to humanitarian issues. But what about data?Companies give money and time to humanitarian issues. But what about data?
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Mallory Soldner | UPS 

Companies are constantly searching for new and innovative ways to solve the world’s most vexing problems. What many firms don’t realize, however, is that they already have a silver bullet at their disposal. It’s their data.

If corporations focused as much on donating information as money, we could make immediate changes around the globe.

From Epiphany to Action

Fifteen years ago, in the wake of 9/11, former marketing executive Janine Maxwell had an epiphany that she couldn’t ignore. Will her story inspire you to pursue your own calling?
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“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

An epiphany is a sudden, striking realization. To me, it is also a call to action. In a moment, I’ll tell you how an epiphany led me to leave my comfortable home in Canada to become an activist and mother of 138 children in Africa.

But first, I’ll explain why 9/11 put me on this path.

My hope is that my story leads you to listen to your own epiphanies and inspires you to take action – whether it’s following a call to invent, build or to serve others.

My World Fell Apart

Louisiana Flood: Field Colleagues and Corporate Social Responsibility Help Patients, Relief Agencies and Each Other

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August is rainy season in Louisiana, but when Kris Washington, Pharm.D., Sr. Regional Medical Liaison, Diabetes Field Medical Affairs, saw sheets of rain falling in her state day after day earlier this month, she knew it wasn’t weather as usual.

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