To Celebrate World Oceans Day, World's Largest Cruise Company Announces Gift to Support Ecologically Important Lands and Waters
MIAMI, June 5, 2014 /3BL Media/ – To help celebrate World Environment Day today and in advance of World Oceans Day on June 8, Carnival Foundation in partnership with Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest cruise company, is providing a $2.5 million gift over five years to support The Nature Conservancy’s global marine protection priorities
Protection of land will secure traditional Alaska Native home sites and natural resources sacred to the Dena’ina people
Eklutna, AK, June 5, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is donating 143 acres of land adjacent to the Native Village of Eklutna to The Conservation Fund for permanent land and habitat preservation. The property is located approximately 25 miles northeast of Anchorage, in the heart of Dena’ina Athabascan country where Alaska Native people have lived for thousands of years.
At Yum! Brands we believe it is our responsibility and privilege to do everything we can to make a difference in the fight against hunger. Our World Hunger Relief (WHR) program is the largest private sector hunger relief effort, spanning more than 125 countries and territories, 40,000 KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurants and more than 1.5 million employees and franchise associates.
2013 WHR efforts created unprecedented awareness and engagement and raised a record-breaking $37 million in overall cash and food donations for WFP and other hunger relief agencies.
Participants will create short messages to share with cancer patients in need, as part of McKesson's Giving Comfort initiative
MONTVILLE, CT, June 4, 2014 /3BL Media/– As part of Moore Medical’s annual education conference (EdCon), Giving Comfort – a program of the McKesson Foundation that provides care packages to low-income cancer patients – will issue a challenge to attendees to create one-thousand origami paper cranes with wishes and words of comfort for patients. These “Comfort Cranes” will then be shared with cancer patients and caregivers through Giving Comfort’s partners in 33 states.
UTC-Sponsored East Hartford Relay For Life Raises More Than $295,000
On a clear, starry evening at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn., hundreds of people stood in the darkness at the East Hartford Relay For Life event, waiting expectantly for the final speaker at the Luminaria Ceremony to address them.
Minutes earlier, with the overhead lights extinguished, participants took one final lap around the track – walking, skipping and even doing handstands as they crossed the finish line, lit by bulbs forming the word “HOPE.” The track was encircled by 750 glowing luminaria bags adorned with a photo or name of a loved one lost or battling cancer.
The Downtown Topeka Inc. project to revitalize South Kansas Avenue in downtown Topeka, Kan., recently received a boost from the BNSF Railway Foundation.
Andy Williams, regional director, Public Affairs, presented the first check, which will be used to beautify South Kansas Avenue. The total donation will be paid over a three-year period. BNSF and the seven other sponsor companies will have input into amenities, pocket parks and other aesthetic improvements in the downtown Topeka area.
The Only Domestic Violence Shelter in Collin County Receives Helping Hand Following a Devastating Leak
DALLAS, June 4, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Hope’s Door, a domestic violence shelter known for offering a helping hand is now on the receiving end after a devastating plumbing leak forced the Plano, Texas center to close its doors to new clients. With a $25,000 repair bill looming, the shelter is already currently at capacity and began sending women and children elsewhere.
Employee volunteers help to shop and deliver toy donation.
On a blustery early December morning, nearly 40 UTC volunteers from across the company convened at two Toys “R” Us locations to make UTC’s $80,000 donation to the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots foundation a reality.