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KeyBank Provides $5.7 Million in Financing for Construction of Affordable Housing for Seniors in Ohio

Press Release

CLEVELAND, October 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ - KeyBank Community Development Lending & Investment (CDLI) has provided $5.7 million to The Woda Group, Inc. (Woda) for the new construction of Audubon Crossing, located in Dayton, OH. The 50-unit, three-story residential apartment community will be income- and age-restricted to seniors 55 and older with 35-60% AMI.

KeyBank Provides $5.7 Million in Financing for Construction of Affordable Housing for Seniors in Ohio

Press Release

CLEVELAND, October 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ - KeyBank Community Development Lending & Investment (CDLI) has provided $5.7 million to The Woda Group, Inc. (Woda) for the new construction of Audubon Crossing, located in Dayton, OH. The 50-unit, three-story residential apartment community will be income- and age-restricted to seniors 55 and older with 35-60% AMI.

Las Vegas Sands Corp., Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth Announce Exclusive Private Screening of Youth Homelessness Documentary at Summit 17 on Nov. 2

First Annual Southern Nevada Youth Homelessness Summit Tackles the Issue Head-On with Expert Insights, Homeless Youth Perspective and the Kick-Off of a Collaborative Regional Plan
Press Release

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) and Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY) today announced that the Intersections: The 2017 Southern Nevada Youth Homelessness Summit will feature an exclusive private screening prior to national mass release of Lost In America, a feature documentary that follows director Rotimi Rainwater's journey to shine a light on youth homelessness in America.

Walmart Foundation Commits $500,000 to Operation Homefront to Support Military Families Impacted by Recent Hurricanes

The funding will meet critical needs for up to 1,000 military family members affected by the 2017 Hurricane Season
Press Release

SAN ANTONIO, October 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Walmart Foundation is committing $500,000 to Operation Homefront’s Critical Financial Assistance program to help meet the unique and urgent needs of military families affected by the 2017 hurricane season.

The Arbor Day Foundation Launches National Campaign to Restore Forests and Communities Ravaged by Recent Hurricanes

The Arbor Day Foundation sets goal of five million trees to public and private lands in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico restoring lost tree canopies
Press Release

LINCOLN, Neb., October 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Arbor Day Foundation unveiled a brand-new hurricane tree recovery campaign today to get millions of trees back in the ground in the wake of hurricane devastation in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. The initiative — which will engage and mobilize public and private partners — aims to plant and distribute 5 million trees over the next five years. The Arbor Day Foundation is already engaging with city and state leaders to ensure long-term recovery across the affected regions.  

The Fair Trade Difference Campaign Launch

Become part of the Fair Trade Difference by signing the pledge
Blog

Today we release a powerful 5-minute documentary video to kick off the Fair Trade Difference campaign and pledge drive. The purpose of the video and two-week campaign is to tell the story of Fair Trade in full color, and to inspire commitment to shopping Fair Trade by signing a pledge.

Harbor Habitat, Whirlpool Volunteers Work on Several Builds

By Tony Wittkowski
Article

BENTON TOWNSHIP — Trianna Sims is rarely speechless, but Thursday wasn’t like most days for her.

Alongside her husband, Dontrell, the Sims were given a ceremonial hammer Thursday morning at the site of their future Benton Township house being built by them and Harbor Habitat of Humanity volunteers.

Dontrell explained how much a home meant for him and his family. The Sims have moved three times within the past year, while tending to a 2-year-old boy, with another child on the way.

Duke Energy Awards More than $300,000 to 10 Urban Redevelopment Projects in Greater Cincinnati

Summary: 
  • Urban Revitalization catalyst grants given to projects that will reduce blight and building vacancies, create jobs, and increase business retention/expansion and workforce training opportunities
  • Program aims to spur additional economic development activities in the community
  • Duke Energy has issued $1.88 million in grants to 58 projects in Ohio and Kentucky since the redevelopment program launched in 2011
Press Release
  • Urban Revitalization catalyst grants given to projects that will reduce blight and building vacancies, create jobs, and increase business retention/expansion and workforce training opportunities
  • Program aims to spur additional economic development activities in the community
  • Duke Energy has issued $1.88 million in grants to 58 projects in Ohio and Kentucky since the redevelopment program launched in 2011

De Beers Mine Sets up Business Incubator

A ‘business incubator’ has been launched by De Beers Group’s Venetia mine in South Africa to boost budding entrepreneurs and enterprises in mining communities.
Article

The programme, run by the specialist mentoring and training company TrioPlus, will provide support to 40 businesses or entrepreneurs – 20 each from Blouberg and Musina. It kicked off in August with two workshops targeting existing and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Classroom training, run monthly, will cover topics such as market research, financial management and operational management, ultimately leading to a bankable business plan. One-to-one sessions with entrepreneurs will help mentors evaluate their progress and provide coaching and support.

A South Bronx Sodexo Summer

By: Stephen Ritz
Blog

Now that I’m well into back-to-school mode and looking towards the future, I can’t help but reflect on our amazing South Bronx Sodexo Summer. A summer when twenty children from the largest stretch of public housing in the poorest congressional district in America chose to come together to:

Log 5,579,532 steps

Rescue 1,769 meals

Acquire 108 new vocabulary words

Write over 100 letters to people, businesses and visitors

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