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Keep America Beautiful Celebrates 2020 America Recycles Day: Focus on Individual Recycling Action and Behavior

Keep America Beautiful Encourages Individuals to Join the Effort to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 12, 2020 /3BL Media/– Individual recycling action and behavior are themes of this year’s America Recycles Day®, a Keep America Beautiful® national program and the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States.

In its 23rd year, America Recycles Day (ARD), Nov. 15, educates people about the importance of recycling to our economy and environmental well-being and helps to motivate occasional recyclers to become everyday recyclers.

Vistra Donates $50,000 to Organizations Working to Support and Celebrate Veterans

Press Release

IRVING, Texas, November 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Vistra (NYSE: VST) announced today it is donating $50,000 to several organizations working to support active and veteran military members and to celebrate our nation’s heroes. With more than 400 veterans, guardsmen, and reservists in the Vistra family, the company has long recognized the immense value military experience adds to the workplace. In addition, the company is committed to working with veteran-owned businesses.

EarthX to Join Global GivingTuesday Movement in Support of Creating a Cleaner, Greener Planet

Press Release

DALLAS, November 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ – On December 1st, EarthX will kick-off the holiday season by celebrating Giving Tuesday with an inaugural fundraising campaign in support of important environmental programming that will help shape our world now and in the future. Such programs include a youth initiative, educational content for the world’s first environmental conservation streaming platform, EarthX TV, and an annual expo that brings together tens of thousands of people worldwide who are tackling some of the most important issues our planet is facing.

Duke Energy Provides $1 Million in Grants to Support 40 Organizations Focused on Social Justice, Racial Equity in North Carolina

40 organizations receive grants to reduce disparate outcomes, support training, policy and criminal justice reform
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., November 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Duke Energy has announced the recipients of $1 million in grants through the Duke Energy Foundation to nonprofit organizations committed to social justice and racial equity in North Carolina.

$25,000 grants will be distributed to 40 organizations across North Carolina.

Joint Base San Antonio Honored with America Recycles Day Recycling Hero Award

America Recycles Day is November 15
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SAN ANTONIO, TX, November 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) will receive the second annual America Recycles Day® (ARD) Recycling Hero Award by Keep Texas Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful®. The ARD Recycling Hero Award recognizes groups or individuals who have made a significant contribution to the promotion or implementation of recycling programs. The award will be presented to JBSA on ARD, a Keep America Beautiful national program and the only nationally recognized day dedicated to celebrating recycling annually on and around November 15.

Boosting Connections to First Responders in Rural America

As rural U.S. towns continue to struggle with basic connectivity, our community partner LISC is boosting signals for first responders and families in their communities.
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Imagine you’re a volunteer first responder, tasked with answering a late-night call for help. Far from the nearest hospital, your GPS goes in and out as you careen through the backcountry roads. You approach the scene and your signal drops. You’re now alone in the dark.

For many first responders in rural communities, this scenario is just part of the job. Too many communities still lack access to mobile broadband, and in the case of an emergency, it can be a matter of life or death.

Piedmont Natural Gas Employees Saved House in Nashville to Give Students a Home

It's a new home for young people who are clients of the nonprofit Monroe Harding
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Piedmont Natural Gas in Nashville is used to doing good work. But there’s one project that has employees really enthusiastic.

Tami Sturges had the idea. Instead of demolishing a house in the path of a natural gas pipeline project, she asked, could we do something productive with the house?

The company bought the three-bedroom house in Nashville’s West End intending to demolish it. That’s when Stephen Francescon, Piedmont’s community relations manager, turned to Monroe Harding, a nonprofit that provides foster care and supportive housing for young people.

Albertsons Companies Thanks Generous Customers for Record-breaking Donations Toward Nourishing Neighbors Childhood Hunger Relief

Customers donated $9.3 million at checkstands in September to enable 37.5 million healthy breakfasts; company and customer donations have now topped $110 million in 2020
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Thanks to the generosity of customers, the Albertsons Companies Nourishing Neighbors community relief fund raised a record $9.3 million in its September campaign to provide healthy breakfasts for children in need across its market areas. The funds – raised at the register and directed to local organizations in each store’s community – will enable 37.5 million breakfasts throughout the country.

Nourishing Neighbors is a charitable program of the Albertsons Companies Foundation, which is working to eradicate hunger in America.

Putting Purpose Into Action: Philanthropy

Excerpts from the 2020 Medtronic Integrated Performance Report
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ADDING BUSINESS VALUE

Our strategic philanthropic giving helps us deliver our Mission by serving as a good citizen worldwide. Medtronic and the Medtronic Foundation partner with organizations to make investments in underserved communities to achieve outcomes and meaningful impacts. Our philanthropic partnerships build trusting relationships with local and global organizations and engage our workforce through giving and volunteerism.

A STRATEGIC APPROACH TO PHILANTHROPY

47 Benevity Clients Make 2021 Forbes JUST 100 List of America's Most JUST Companies

Benevity applauds companies leading with corporate purpose in 2020
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CALGARY, AB – October 29, 2020 – Benevity, Inc., the leading provider of global corporate purpose software, today announced that nearly half of the leaders named on the 2021 Forbes Just 100 Ranking – which recognizes “America’s Most JUST Companies” – use Benevity products and services to power their corporate purpose.

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