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Benevity Sees Exponential Surge in Searches for Nonprofits Providing COVID-19 Support in India

More companies activate relief campaigns on Benevity’s platform for the crisis in India, expected to peak in mid-May
Press Release

CALGARY, Alberta, May 11, 2021 /3BL Media/-- Benevity, Inc., the leading provider of global corporate purpose software, today announced a surge in activity on its platform from companies and their people looking to support COVID-19 relief for India. Seven of the top 10 searches on the platform in April 2021 were directly related to the COVID-19 crisis in India, indicating a strong desire for companies and their people to find and support trusted nonprofit organizations that are providing relief.

Bacardi Limited Donates $100,000 To Support India COVID-19 Efforts

Pledge to local organization Give India aims to provide assistance to local relief agencies
Press Release

HAMILTON, Bermuda, May 10, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Bacardi Limited announces today a USD $100,000 contribution to Give India to help the country in its fight against the COVID-19 virus. Funding provided by Bacardi is earmarked to provide immediate assistance to local relief agencies working to mitigate the worsening impact of the coronavirus pandemic in India. Additionally, the Bacardi team on the ground in India have provided funding for oxygen concentrators to be sent to a local NGO offering humanitarian aid to marginalized communities.

National Grid Donates 33,500 Tubs of Sanitizing Wipes to Local Non-Profits in MA, NY and RI

Press Release

May 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ - National Grid today announced the donation of more than 30,000 tubs of its surplus sanitizing wipes to over 60 non-profit organizations across Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York.  

United Airlines Expands India Relief Efforts With Online Fundraising Campaign

Airline providing up to 5 million bonus miles for donations and matching up to $40,000 in cash donations to disaster relief partners
Press Release

CHICAGO, May 12, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- United Airlines expands its efforts to support those impacted by the COVID-19 crisis in India with the launch of a new online fundraising campaign. Customers can donate to the airline's relief partners: Airlink, Americares, GlobalGiving Foundation and World Central Kitchen. United is offering up to 5 million bonus miles to encourage MileagePlus® members to support this effort and will match each donation up to a total of $40,000 in cash donations.

Rockwell Automation Donates $40,000 to Strengthen India's COVID Relief Efforts

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Rockwell Automation today announced a $40,000 donation to the United Way’s India COVID-19 Relief Fund.

“Our team members, business partners, communities and customers in India are deeply impacted by this wave of infections. Our hearts go out to all of them and their families during these dire times,” said Patricia Contreras, vice president, Public Affairs.

Arbor Day Foundation Enlists AT&T and DroneSeed to Accelerate Tree Plantings After Western Wildfires

Drones to plant 60,000 trees at rate six times faster and years earlier than traditional methods
Press Release

LINCOLN, Neb., April 22, 2021 /3BL Media/  – The Arbor Day Foundation (ADF) today announced it will accelerate the planting of over 60,000 trees through a collaboration with AT&T and DroneSeed to deploy drones across 300 acres of the western United States devasted by wildfires.

State Farm to Help Forests and Communities Recover Through Partnership With the Arbor Day Foundation

Press Release

LINCOLN, Neb., April 13, 2021 /3BL Media/ – State Farm, America’s largest auto and home insurer, is partnering with the Arbor Day Foundation to help restore areas that have been devastated by natural disasters across the country. These efforts will range from restoring natural forests that were affected by wildfires, hurricanes, and other natural disasters, to helping plant and distribute trees around local communities where natural disasters have created local challenges such as urban heat islands.

How Packaging Innovation Can Help in Emergency Situations

by Fabrice Digonnet, Dow Global Project Leader
Blog

When disaster strikes, humanitarian aid workers around the world show us their hero-like capabilities. They organize and activate within hours, or even minutes. The obstacles they face to do their job are extreme and unpredictable.

Team Depot Tornado Relief Efforts Underway

Article

On Friday, March 26, Georgia experienced the strongest tornado it had seen in almost a decade. An EF-4 tornado hit Coweta County with 170-mph winds and severely impacted the city of Newnan. 

In response, Team Depot, the company’s associate volunteer force, took immediate action to assist with relief efforts. More than 200 disaster relief kits were packed on Friday with critical items like N95 masks, paper towels and gloves. Team Depot volunteers delivered them the next day to impacted homeowners and local first responders.

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