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Delivering Joy To Troops Around the World


For 20 years, FedEx has teamed up with the United Service Organizations (USO) to deliver supplies and materials that help strengthen and connect service members, even in the most remote areas of the world. With the support of FedEx, the USO effectively delivers programs and packages to an increasing number of service members and their families each year.

Executives Called to Flex JEDI IQ, Yet Again


Just days into the new year and American executives are yet again being asked to flex and increase their justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI) IQ. The events of the last two weeks have further solidified the need for corporate executives – and the companies they lead – to address the realities of serious and deeply rooted inequity, systemic racism and bias in the United States.

Medtronic: Equity and Opportunity for All

2020 marked a year of new partnerships and practices aimed at addressing systemic inequities in hiring and talent management.

Creating better experiences for patients and customers starts with our people. A number of partnerships launched in 2020 are providing new opportunities to address systemic inequities in hiring and talent management processes, and accelerate progress in advancing inclusion, diversity and equity.

Black & Veatch's Knotts Named Society of American Military Engineers Fellow

Coveted honor for 30-year member of SAME is the highest individual recognition given by the group
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., January 7, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) has named Charysse Knotts a fellow and is inducting her into its Academy of Fellows, citing her more than 18 years of active service and dedication to the organization, both regionally and nationwide.

Army Veteran Remembers His Brother in Arms by Involving Walmart in Wreaths Across America

By Matt Smith, Walmart Corporate Affairs

The holiday season is generally a time for celebration, but for many military families, it’s also a time of remembrance.

For Patrick Simmons, losing a brother in arms on 9/11 motivated him to help families and friends all over the country remember the fallen by supporting Wreaths Across America. Even though COVID-19 has made things a bit different this year, the charity is committed to laying wreaths, and Simmons is still leading the charge of Walmart’s support.

Mohawk Industries honors veterans through Wreaths Across America Day participation

Press Release

CALHOUN, Ga., December 21, 2020 /3BL Media/—While many holiday traditions look different this year, Mohawk Industries is helping to ensure that one important tradition remains the same. 

International Paper Employees Make Holiday Cards for Heroes

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For the health and safety of our employees and our communities, volunteerism at International Paper looked a little different this year. Employees across the United States had a variety of opportunities to volunteer in meaningful ways individually and with family. One such volunteer opportunity was Holiday Mail for Heroes for the American Red Cross. Volunteers in South Carolina created holiday greetings for veterans and active military, which the American Red Cross distributed.

December 19 is Wreaths Across America Day

International Paper donates products and resources to support the annual demonstration of respect for veterans
Press Release

MEMPHIS, Tenn., December 18, 2020 /3BL Media/  - On December 3, 2020, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution designating Saturday, December 19, 2020, as "Wreaths Across America Day."  A convoy of volunteers will travel from Maine to Arlington National Cemetery to lay wreaths at the headstones of American veterans interred there. International Paper is donating 7,500 boxes and helping to purchase wreaths and transport them to Arlington National Cemetery.

Military Veteran Spotlight: Jabarr B.


During our season of giving back through The Home Depot Foundation’s Operation Surprise campaign, we’re celebrating our brave service men and women by spotlighting the military members in our orange family. In the coming weeks, former and active-duty military and spouses share their stories and career experiences working at The Home Depot.

Jabarr Bean is a veteran who served as an Infantry Captain during his time in the Marine Corps from 1998 to 2004. Today, he’s a regional vice president at The Home Depot.

Military Veteran Spotlight: Ashley J.


During The Home Depot Foundation’s Operation Surprise campaign, we’re celebrating our brave service men and women by spotlighting the military members in our orange family. In the coming weeks, former and active-duty military and spouses share their stories and career experiences working at The Home Depot. 

Ashley Jackson is a Home Depot associate, college senior and member of the Army National Guard. 


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