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Fifth Third Commits $175,000 to Address Effects of COVID-19 in West Michigan

Donations will focus on health, homelessness and hunger
Press Release

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Fifth Third today announced $175,000 in philanthropic commitments to help address the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in West Michigan. The funds from the Fifth Third Foundation will be deployed to meet the immediate needs of the following organizations: Feeding America West Michigan, Greater Lansing Food Bank, South Michigan Food Bank, Cherry Health and Mel Trotter Ministries.

Charity: Food

Blog

During the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, the issue of food security for vulnerable communities and frontline responders has taken on increased relevance and importance. There are hundreds of nonprofit organizations that are working in this critical area around the world, and their efforts are to be congratulated, appreciated and supported by all of us. Here are five organizations that are responding in herculean ways to combat food insecurity and help those most in need during this health crisis:

Why the Current Crisis Could Be a Defining Moment for Building a More Resilient and Sustainable Future

by Philippe Delorme
Blog

The current crisis is a defining moment for modern society. It is a stark reminder of our vulnerability and interdependence in face of global threats. Let’s consider it as a turning point towards building a more resilient and sustainable future.

A stark reminder of our vulnerabilities

The crisis has exposed the vulnerability of humans

Fifth Third Commits $75,000 to Address Effects of COVID-19 in Toledo

2 nonprofits receive funds to help with emergency efforts
Press Release

TOLEDO, Ohio, May 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The Fifth Third Foundation today announced a $75,000 philanthropic commitment to help address the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in Toledo. The funds from the Fifth Third Foundation have been deployed to meet the immediate needs of individuals in the community that seek assistance from Connecting Kids to Meals and Mobile Meals of Toledo, Inc.

Helping Youth Spark Connection and Create Community to Support Well-Being

by Katrina Briddell, Manager, Sustainability & Social Impact
Blog

During these past several weeks of social distancing, the topics of connection and well-being have come into sharper focus more than ever. Whether it’s navigating new ways to work and learn virtually, coping with not being able to connect with friends and loved ones as before, or noticing how changes both big and small in our lives impact our mental health—the importance of connection and well-being is paramount these days, for old and young alike.

Keep America Beautiful Opens Applications for 2020/2021 National Youth Advisory Council

Service Learning and Leadership Development Program Available to 20 High School Students
Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., May 7, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful®, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, is accepting applications for its 2020-2021 National Youth Advisory Council (YAC) through Friday, July 10, 2020.

Porter Novelli Purpose Summit: Day 1 Preview

Newsletter

This Thursday, we will host Day 1 of the Porter Novelli Purpose Summit: Committing to Action Amid COVID‐19, which will take an in-depth look at how the pandemic is accelerating the transformation of business as a force for good. Conversations will highlight the actions of brands like L.L. Bean, Ben & Jerry’s, Georgetown University’s Business for Impact initiative, among others; insights from our extensive, ongoing research; and useful perspectives from Porter Novelli leaders.

WATCH: Together We Are We

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Healing a world turned upside down by COVID-19 will require all of us — companies, governments, individuals and nonprofits — to work together. Since March, purpose-driven companies and their people donated $640 million dollars to more than 79,000 different causes and gave 786,000 hours of their time and completed 53,000 small acts of Goodness. 
 
And it doesn't stop here. 
 
 
 
 

On #GivingTuesdayNow, American Express is Expanding Its Global Support in the Fight Against COVID-19

Press Release

NEW YORK, May 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ - On #GivingTuesdayNow, we’re proud to recognize and support the heroic efforts of organizations, essential workers and others who are putting in countless hours to care for and provide relief to communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

At the start of this crisis, American Express mobilized quickly to back nonprofits leading the charge to provide protective equipment to frontline healthcare workers, research and develop vaccines and treatments, and feed communities impacted by COVID-19. 

American Express, Hilton and World Central Kitchen Partner to Support Frontline Healthcare Workers with Daily Meals

Program feeds frontline healthcare professionals staying for free in rooms donated by Hilton and American Express and enables some furloughed restaurant staff to return to work in Los Angeles, New York City and Washington, D.C.
Press Release

May 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ - American Express (NYSE:AXP) and Hilton (NYSE:HLT) recently teamed up to donate up to 1 million hotel room nights to medical professionals on the frontlines fighting COVID-19. Since April, hundreds of thousands of room nights have been booked.

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