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Albertsons Companies Foundation’s Nourishing Neighbors Program Is Going Big to Help Our Neighbors in Texas

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The Albertsons Companies Foundation Nourishing Neighbors program is going BIG to help our neighbors in Texas. We are inviting customers and associates to support our efforts by donating online or in stores. Albertsons Companies Foundation will match the first $250,000 raised for a total commitment of $500,000 to feed those in need after unprecedented winter storms. 

Donations can be made at any Albertsons, Tom Thumb or Randalls store in our Southern Division, or online at http://bit.ly/3bCeReK

Wells Fargo Donates $500,000 for Winter Storm Relief in Texas

Funding to help with access to food and water, home repairs in hard-hit communities; customer support also available
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SAN FRANCISCO, February 25, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The devastating effects of several winter storms have left millions of Texans dealing with costly home damages and limited access to food and water. To help aid in relief efforts, the Wells Fargo Foundation is donating $500,000 to help individuals and families recover, including $50,000to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief and $100,000 to Feeding Texas, a network of 21 food banks in the state.

Alex Gilbert on the Texas Blackouts

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All eyes have been on the Lone Star State recently, watching the grim and undeniable impact of climate change on a population completely unprepared. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak with energy market expert Alex Gilbert about the devastating power outages in Texas amid a record freeze. We learn about Texas’s unique power grid, look at what could have been done to prevent the massive blackouts, and examine policies around the globe that could help mitigate the effects of extreme weather events to come.

Walmart, Sam's Club and the Walmart Foundation Announce Winter Weather Response Efforts To Help Those Affected by Recent Storms

Up to $1 million in cash and product committed to support relief efforts in Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana and Mississippi
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BENTONVILLE, Ark. Feb. 22, 2021 /3BL Media/– With the catastrophic storms, power outages and water shortages affecting Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana and Mississippi, Walmart, Sam’s Club and the Walmart Foundation are committing up to $1 million in cash and in-kind product donations to help with response efforts. 

T-Mobile Selected as State of Texas Telecommunications Relay and Captioned Telephone Services Provider

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What’s the news: T-Mobile will provide telecommunications relay services in the state of Texas for people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, DeafBlind, Low-Vision or have a Speech Disability, building on a 30 year legacy of service provided by Sprint (now part of T-Mobile). Connect with Relay Texas by dialing 711.

Why it matters: The Un-carrier is committed to connecting everyone.

Who it’s for: Texans who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, DeafBlind, Low-Vision or have a Speech Disability — and those who love them.

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What’s the news: T-Mobile will provide telecommunications relay services in the state of Texas for people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, DeafBlind, Low-Vision or have a Speech Disability, building on a 30 year legacy of service provided by Sprint (now part of T-Mobile). Connect with Relay Texas by dialing 711.

Why it matters: The Un-carrier is committed to connecting everyone.

Who it’s for: Texans who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, DeafBlind, Low-Vision or have a Speech Disability — and those who love them.

A Perspective on a Future Ready City: San Antonio

WSP USA’s San Antonio office leader explores how the Texas city is becoming a model for forward-thinking, equitable approaches to modern infrastructure challenges.
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The essence of being Future Ready™ is a commitment to forward thinking in a city’s approach to planning and implementing programs and projects. Solutions must satisfy today’s demands but be adaptable for tomorrow’s needs and serve multiple objectives.

Equally as important, for a city to be Future Ready it must have “historical awareness” and leadership that acknowledges past failures and adapts practices as needed to progress the community.

Mobilizing Our Resources: Partnering With Arbor Day Foundation for Community Resilience

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At International Paper, we mobilize our people, products and resources to address critical needs in our community. See how our support of the Arbor Day Foundation’s Community Tree Recovery Program is making a difference in the lives of disaster victims in Orange, Texas.

(Note: video footage from 2019 and earlier)

Click here to learn more about community engagement at International Paper. 

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Regulation Within Reach: Texas Summer

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From generation to the light switch, energy regulation determines the what, where, why, and how of your power. And yet, for most, it is the most mystifying part of the power sector. Unless you are an energy aficionado, a legislator, or part of regulatory body, the world of regulation, and how it affects your everyday life may seem incomprehensible and daunting. 

Local Student Saves Life Through DKMS Stem Cell Donation

by: Olivia Whitehead - KLBK
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“Eleven years ago my dad was the recipient of a kidney transplant from someone in the community who heard he was in need of a donor. So I knew what is was like to rely on someone outside of your family to give your loved one the gift of life and I wanted to be available to return that favor if it ever came up.”

CIT Leads $162 Million Financing for Texas Solar Plant

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NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2020 /3BL Media/-- CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT) recently announced that its Power and Energy unit served as sole lead arranger on a $162 million financing for the East Blackland Solar Project in Travis County, Texas.

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