Disaster Relief CSR News

Vistra's TXU Energy Donates $100,000 to Texas Food Banks as Pandemic Strain Continues

Donations coincide with a company-wide commitment to Hunger Action Month
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IRVING, Texas, October 1, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Vistra's flagship retail electricity brand, TXU Energy, today announced it is committing $100,000 to support Texas food banks, still working through soaring demand and resetting logistics due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Day Brightened in 60 Seconds With Water Mission

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An email from a special colleague you haven’t heard from in a while. A cheerful voicemail message from a dear friend. A text that makes you feel special. A heartwarming tag on social media. Our days are brightened by these unexpected connections.

Well, we received an email the other day from one of the relief organizations we support: Water Mission. In it was this unexpected link to a day-brightening 1-minute video of the organization in action.

Furry Friends Not Forgotten by FedEx

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Whenever there is a mega-disaster, like the recent category 4 hurricane Laura that hit the gulf coast of the U.S., FedEx reaches out to the disaster relief organizations we support year round to see if they may have a special need where FedEx can help.

While we focus on delivering humanitarian aid – to help people impacted by the disaster – we also know that many animals are often displaced and in need of shelter and care. These animals include people’s pets…our furry friends.

Verizon Foundation Commits $300,000 to West Coast Wildfires and Hurricane Sally Relief Efforts

By: Kate Jay & Bernadette Brijlall
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BASKING RIDGE, N.J., September 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Today, the Verizon Foundation announced $300,000 in donations to support immediate relief efforts across communities in California, Oregon and Washington impacted by the wildfires, as well as hardest hit areas of Alabama and Florida impacted by Hurricane Sally.

Saving Lives: Team Takes Time to Precisely Prepare

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Like a team carefully packing parachutes, they knew their work mattered and needed to be performed with great care…lives depended on it.

It's Preparedness Month. Here's How to Get Ready for Natural Disasters

Duke Energy employees made storm kits to help people prepare for natural disasters; you can make a kit, too.
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If there’s a big storm or other emergency, you won’t have time to pack the things you need. But if you have a storm kit prepared, you’ll be ready.

That’s why Duke Energy provided storm kits to nonprofits in its service area.

“As storm threats continue to grow, we want to ensure our most vulnerable communities have access to these storm kits to help them prepare and stay safe,” said Kevin McLaughlin, the company’s vice president of government affairs and community relations in North Carolina.

Announcing the September and October Coffee Talk Sessions with AbbVie, Comcast NBCUniversal, and International Paper

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We are excited to announce the kick off of our Fall Coffee Talk Series, hosted by CyberGrants team members, and covering pertinent topics impacting Corporate Social Responsibility leaders. These 45-minute web-based strategic discussions will focus on current social impact topics and provide the audience opportunities for learning and information gathering. No slides, just candid conversations.

Washington and Oregon Wildfires: Information for T‑Mobile and Metro by T‑Mobile customers

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As wildfires burn in Southern WA and in Eastern Oregon, our thoughts are with the thousands of people who have been affected. T-Mobile is keeping a close eye on the situation, including any impacts on our network, customers, and employees. At this stage, our network is holding up well in both states and we have hundreds of generators deployed throughout the affected area in the event local power grids are affected.

If you are in an area that could potentially be impacted, please monitor and follow any evacuation orders that may be issued by local authorities.

CASE Dealer, Sequoia Equipment, Supports Team Rubicon Fire Recovery in California

CASE dealer Sequoia Equipment provided equipment to support Team Rubicon’s heavy equipment operation in clearing sites and debris from a wildfire swept through Niland, California.
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CASE Construction Equipment dealer Sequoia Equipment supported Team Rubicon with equipment in a recent heavy equipment operation clearing sites and debris from a wildfire that swept through Niland, California on June 28, 2020. Team Rubicon volunteers braved scorching temperatures that averaged 112 degrees to remove more than 5,000 tons of material to help local residents on their path to recovery.

Explosion in Beirut Triggers 60-ton Response From Direct Relief and FedEx

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After the catastrophic explosion in Beirut, FedEx immediately reached out to the disaster relief agencies we work with year round to see how we could help with relief efforts. We discovered that Direct Relief, a humanitarian relief organization FedEx has supported for many years, had critically-needed medicines and supplies that they wanted it to get over to Lebanon – 60-tons worth!

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