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Unusual Donation of Redfish Feeds Hungry in Florida

How Duke Energy’s Crystal River Mariculture Center pitched in to help families struggling through COVID-19
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Even though the Citrus County Family Resource Center in Florida has more people to feed because of the pandemic, families will get something special this summer. Duke Energy donated 500 pounds of redfish fillets from its Crystal River Mariculture Center to help feed about 1,500 people. 

During the summer, the nonprofit has more families to feed and fewer donors because snowbirds have returned home – and the pandemic’s economic hardships have made conditions worse.

“We’ve had a lot more people who have never asked for help before,” said Ginger West, the center’s director.

Webcasts Focus on Role of Buildings, Communities and Organizations to Respond to Today's Global Health Challenges Webcasts With IWBI: July 20 - July 24

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With the gravity of the situation regarding COVID-19, today, more than ever, the spaces where we spend our time play a role in the future of protecting our families, our businesses and the public at large. Join IWBI and the WELL community for an array of virtual panels and discussions surrounding the importance of better buildings, more vibrant communities and stronger organizations.

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July 23 at 12:00pm ET: Keeping COVID-19 out of the classroom

How Feed the Children Is Addressing Food Insecurity Amidst the Pandemic

By Randall Popelka and Erik Cooke
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According to current research, more than 17% of young children in the U.S. lack sufficient food — a rate 3 times higher than during the worst of the Great Recession. The escalating food crisis young children are facing today is alarming and calls for resourcefulness and resilience. Feed the Children is working diligently to adapt its programming and services to accommodate to current community needs due to the pandemic.

Education Today: Exploring the Digital Vortex

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Join us for the second part of our new two-part blog series from #EducationNow on the Digital Vortex from Ronaldo Mota, a member of the Brazilian Academy of Education. Don’t miss the first installment in the series, Education Then: Entering the Digital Vortex.

He Deployed With Disaster Team to Help During COVID-19

Duke Energy’s Larry Reeder set out to make a difference with the National Disaster Medical System
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Who knew a magazine ad could change your life and give it greater purpose, joy and meaning?

That’s what happened for Larry Reeder, an Army veteran and radiation protection technician at Duke Energy’s Crystal River, Fla., power plant.

For Reeder, it all started 10 years ago while returning from a business trip. He picked up the magazine from the seat pocket on the airplane and the advertisement caught his eye because it read, “The Best of Care in the Worst of Times. Take on New Challenges. Join an Amazing Team. Protect Health and Save Lives.”

Seizing the Moment to Advance Data for Social Impact

COVID-19 is accelerating nonprofits' work and data science is stepping up to help
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The coronavirus pandemic has amplified the power of data science for social impact in many ways, from helping to deliver school lunch stipends to parents after schools closed to using technology to make accessing critical safety net programs more streamlined and user-friendly.

The Power of IoT in the New Normal

By Janet Ooi, IoT Industry Solutions and Marketing
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The world was not prepared for the pandemic. Never before has the entire world experienced such strange times. Working and studying from home has now become the new norm. The world is desperate to find a cure for this pandemic. Scientists are working hard to find the best treatment options, while “scientist-wannabes” are coming up with a variety of hoax measures to treat the global pandemic— everything from sesame oil, vinegar gargles, and sheep's head soup to garlic water. You name it.

The Importance of Recycling During a Pandemic

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Just about everything is shipped in a paper box including vital medical supplies and everyday items you buy at the grocery store. It’s also why recycling paper products and cardboard boxes has become even more critical to ensure there’s enough paper to support a variety of manufacturers in the supply chain.  
 
During the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s been high demand for necessary supplies and without recycling, it’s hard for paper and cardboard manufacturers to keep up with the needs of the health care and grocery industries.

How Associates Around the World Are Supporting Their Communities During the Pandemic

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As the coronavirus pandemic continues to upend daily life around the globe, T. Rowe Price remains committed to supporting our associates, clients, and communities. One of the greatest strengths of our culture has always been our associates’ passion and dedication to giving back to those most in need.  

“Our associates have a long history of generosity, and the past several months have been no exception,” says Renee Christoff, head of Global Associate Engagement + Corporate Responsibility.

The Cisco Intern Experience Goes Virtual

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This post was authored by Carl Hubbard an HR Undergraduate Program intern.

It’s hard to believe that just eight months ago, from my little apartment in Florence, Italy, I was clicking through the electronic paperwork for the offer I had just received from Cisco. I was going to be an incoming intern for the HR Undergraduate Program (HRUP) during the Summer 2020 season – and I could not have been more excited.

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