When the COVID-19 Outbreak Hit, That Community Was Behind Them to #inspireaction
At a ceremony at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in 2000 to celebrate what would have been Martin Luther King Jr.’s 71st birthday, the late Coretta Scott King said, "The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members."
That spirit of a compassionate community helped several organizations dedicated to address food insecurity, among other needs, in Baltimore as the pandemic upended service models.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 3, 2020 /3BL Media/– International Paper (NYSE: IP) is taking action to address critical needs in its Memphis community during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. The world’s leading producer of renewable, fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper has committed to donating boxes and paper to local organizations that are addressing immediate hunger, hygiene and educational needs.
Support Directed to First Responders, Community Relief Funds, and Teachers
PRINCETON, N.J., Apr. 2, 2020 /3BL Media/-- As the battle to contain the COVID-19 pandemic continues, NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG) announces broad efforts to aid those on the front lines of the pandemic response and provide relief to people adversely impacted.
International Medical Corps and Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital partner to prepare for COVID-19 surge
LOS ANGELES, April 1, 2020 /3BL Media/—As part of its global response to the Covid-19 pandemic, International Medical Corps has deployed two medical shelters and equipment to Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital (MLKCH), which serves an area of high medical need in South Los Angeles.
March 31, 2020 /3BL Media/ - In the period of a few short weeks, the way we live and work has been upended. The length of time this “new normal” will last is not yet clear. What is clear is that individuals and non-profits are doing incredible work in local communities around the world in light of the extraordinary reach of the coronavirus pandemic.
Today, we recognize Good Deeds Day (3/29) a day late - a global day that unites people from 108 countries to do good deeds for the benefit of others and the planet. Since 2007, millions of people from thousands of organizations and businesses join together every year to volunteer and do good.
NEW YORK, March 30, 2020 /3BL Media/-- CIT (NYSE: CIT) today outlined a $1 million community commitment to support those affected by COVID-19. These resources will provide some immediate relief to New York City and L.A. County, the respective headquarters for the company and its bank subsidiary.
AURORA, IL, March 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ — MetLife Foundation announced today that it is donating $50,000 to Northern Illinois Food Bank to help deal with increased demand for their services as a result of coronavirus.
Food banks face the challenge of getting shelf-stable food into people’s homes as quickly as possible, especially now that vulnerable populations such as the elderly have been advised to practice social distancing. In addition, food banks face greater need from families with children who no longer have access to meals at schools.
To help food banks continue distributing needed meals to vulnerable communities, Edison International has donated $500,000 to five Southern California nonprofits.
by Caroline Aoyagi-Stom
When Tammy Tran and her three sisters were growing up in Santa Ana, she recalls the food boxes they regularly received from the Orange County Food Bank filled with cheeses, cereal boxes and canned food.
“My parents are immigrants from Vietnam and were struggling. Growing up, I thought everyone got those boxes,” said Tran, a senior manager at Southern California Edison.