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Huggies Supports Hand to Hold's Virtual NICU Support Groups Amidst Social Distancing

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Parents and caregivers of NICU babies are facing escalating mental health challenges due to virus infection fears, additional financial concerns, limitations on when they can visit their baby in the NICU, and being socially isolated from their support system of family and friends.

From Diagnostics to Masks: How a Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge Winner Is Helping Front-line Health Workers

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OmniVis developed a handheld, IoT device that detects cholera in water samples within 30 minutes of collection. Until now, that process took over a week. Shorter detection times can reduce illness and death from the disease. The biotechnology company was a second runner-up in the 2017 Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge. The challenge recognizes entrepreneurs who are using technology to address a social or environmental problem.

Coronavirus Means Building Owners, Companies Need To Look At New Health Standards

By Jerred Schenke, Bisnow Atlants
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"In this moment, WELL and anything that really stresses the importance of place in our health and well being ... has never been more relevant,” IWBI President Rachel Gutter said...
 
Usually, a virus will have a preferred mode of transmission. But with COVID-19, early indicators appear it can move person-to-person in all three ways just as easily, Allen said. That fact will force building owners to rethink and update many of their aging systems, especially to protect against airborne viruses.

Childcare for Essential Workers Inspires Kimberly-Clark’s Scott® Brand to Support Boys & Girls Clubs of America

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From the medical field to the production lines, workers were put in a tight spot when schools closed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. And for families with two working parents in essential jobs, many needed to locate quality childcare, and fast.

Boys & Girls Clubs across the country came to the rescue, keeping Clubs open to specifically look after the children of healthcare workers, first responders and other critical personnel.

Duke Energy Foundation Provides Funds to North Carolina K-12 Education Organizations During COVID-19 Crisis

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 15, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The Duke Energy Foundation has announced $810,000 in grants to support North Carolina K-12 programs focused on summer reading loss and STEM and experiential learning.

Given the COVID-19 crisis, the Foundation has also provided each organization with the option to use the funds to address unforeseen operational challenges.

Cleaning In The Time Of Coronavirus

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We hope you are staying as safe as possible during the outbreak of Covid-19. As you hunker down at home for the long haul, here are some tips to improve sanitization and disinfection; from hand washing as self-care and UVC light to clean your phone to disinfectants meeting EPA standards and HEPA vacuuming at home. Stay tuned for more tips on wellness in the time of Coronavirus!

Hand Washing to Feel Good!

Doing Your Recycling Best During COVID-19

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We’ve all been staying at home the past few weeks with very good reason – preventing the spread of COVID-19. During this time, you probably are generating more waste, particularly food and beverage packaging, takeout containers and cardboard boxes. As household waste increases, it’s more important than ever to be mindful of the right things to put in your recycling bin.

Huggies Commits 5 Million Diapers, $1 Million Grant and NICU Support for COVID-19 Relief

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One in three U.S. families couldn’t afford to buy enough diapers for their children before the coronavirus pandemic hit. Now, more parents than ever are seeking support from diaper banks around the country.

To help families who are struggling, Kimberly-Clark’s Huggies® brand is donating 5 million diapers to the National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) and $1 million to the United Way Worldwide COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund for programs in the U.S. Huggies has contributed 250 million diapers to NDBN since 2011.

Volunteers Make Sure Seniors in Johnson County, Indiana, Are Safe

Duke Energy grants help nonprofits in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio battling pandemic
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COVID-19 has hit Johnson County residents harder than most in Indiana. That’s where Kim Smith comes in.

The county south of Indianapolis ranks third in the state for number of confirmed cases with the peak predicted to be weeks away. Smith, executive director of Johnson County Senior Services, is busy responding to calls for help from some of the county’s most vulnerable residents. Her nonprofit runs a food pantry, meal delivery and transportation service for seniors and people with disabilities.

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