As natural disasters around the world become more frequent and cause greater damage, global water technology leader Xylem is furthering its commitment to humanitarian disaster response by providing training and resources to employee volunteers around the globe. An industry leader in providing commercial flooding and disaster prevention, mitigation and response to water operators and their communities, the company has expanded its humanitarian disaster relief efforts in recent years.
June 1 marks the official start of hurricane season and serves as a reminder that the recovery after a storm is a long journey. One that family-owned Bacardi Limited continues to support year round through its collaboration with global humanitarian organization Mercy Corps.
In 2017, Cisco launched a five-year, $10 million partnership with Mercy Corps called “Technology for Impact.” The aim was to combine Cisco’s resources and technology with Mercy Corps’ extensive experience in the humanitarian sector to accelerate scale and social impact. Now in its third year, Tech for Impact has reached nearly seven million people in 29 countries.
In 2016, Cisco committed to positively impact one billion lives by 2025. We will achieve this goal through our social impact grants to nonprofits and our signature corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs, like Cisco Networking Academy. Four years into our commitment, we are 47 percent of the way toward our goal (469 million lives impacted).
Small businesses are at the heart any community and their success feeds into the economic development of their neighborhood. That’s why, more than two years after the devastating hurricane season that included Hurricanes Maria and Irma, Bacardi and Mercy Corp continue to support the recovery of small and medium-sized businesses in the Caribbean. Among them is Kaffeina, a small bistro with European Caribbean influences located in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico.
Bangladesh is experiencing one of the worst humanitarian crises in history. Since August 2017, Bangladesh has seen an unprecedented influx of Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. Among the nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees now residing in the overcrowded camps and settlements in Cox’s Bazar district, 55% are children under the age of 18 and 52% of adults are women.
All proceeds raised are in addition to the $1 Million previously pledged by Bacardi to support Bahamas relief efforts
MIAMI, October 2 2019 /3BL Media/ – Following the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, The Real HAVANA CLUB’s “The AMPARO™ Experience,” announced today that it will host a special performance of its sold-out show on Wednesday, October 16 to help raise funds to aid in hurricane relief and recovery efforts. For this effort, The Real HAVANA CLUB has partnered with Mercy Corps in its disaster relief efforts to provide urgent assistance and aid to the Bahamas.
Share innovative ideas, receive free business mentoring, and enter to win cash prizes of up to $5,000.00
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands and GREAT BAY, St. Maarten, August 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ — After the 2017 storms, small businesses are still struggling to recover. The global humanitarian organization Mercy Corps and Bacardi, the largest privately held spirits company in the world, are launching the Caribbean Innovation Challenge 2019, a competition to award business innovation and strengthen businesses on the islands, entrepreneurs can win up to $5,000 USD.
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.
What if San Francisco was suddenly empty? Or New York City? Or both? Imagine over 9 million people fleeing their homes, families and friends, schools, and jobs—leaving two of the United States’ most populous cities nearly empty. Our world would look different—we would notice and want to know what’s going on. We would want to help.