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Veterans Day Salute: FCA Foundation Awards $500,000 in Support of U.S. Veterans, Service Members and Their Families

Grants awarded to Forgotten Harvest, Soldiers’ Angels, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, Veterans Matter and Wounded Warrior Project will provide support services and workforce development training
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FCA Foundation’s 2018 support for military families tops more than $800,000

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FCA Foundation’s 2018 support for military families tops more than $800,000

FCA Foundation Donates $200,000 to Americares, First Response Team of America and Team Rubicon

FCA Foundation supports efforts to assist communities affected by natural disasters
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AUBURN HILLS, Mich., November 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of North American automaker, FCA US LLC, today announced $200,000 in grants to three organizations, which are currently providing support to residents and communities affected by Hurricanes Florence and Michael.
 
The FCA Foundation has provided grants to support the ongoing efforts of the following organizations:
 

KeyBank Finances New Development of Mixed-Use Property Serving the Homeless and Individuals with Sensory and Mobility Impairments

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CLEVELAND, November 7, 2018 /3BL Media/ — KeyBank Community Development Lending & Investment (CDLI) provided Cook Inlet Housing Authority (CIHA) $6.9 million in combined construction-to-permanent loan financing for the development of Elizabeth Place Apartments, along with $5.8 million in LIHTC equity. Elizabeth Place Apartments will be a mixed-use project in downtown Anchorage, AK with commercial space and 38 units of affordable housing for those earning between 50 – 60% area median income (AMI).  The project will also have 12 market rate units.

In the Mountains of China and Ethiopia Lies a Joint Future

Mekelle University, Kunming Institute of Botany and the World Agroforestry Centre are sharing knowledge and opportunities for sustainable mountain development.
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On 12 October 2018, a delegation of scholars and academic leaders from Ethiopia’s Mekelle University arrived at the Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yunnan Province, China.

Their visit was part of a broader effort on behalf of the Institute and the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) to expand their Mountain Futures Initiative to other montane communities and research centres.

A New Dream Is Born in Villas De Aranjuéz, Cartagena

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  • In Villas de Aranjuez, an alliance has been made between Shakira and her Foundation, the national Ministry of Education, Cartagena's Major's office, Mario Santo Domingo Foundation, Costa Cruises and the Program of Economic Cooperation and Development of the Switzerland  Embassy, with the Architecture Department of the ETH Zürich to make real the dream of a new Educational Institution.
  • 13.000 inhabitants of Villas de Aranjuéz will benefit from the construction of the new Educational Institution that will also be open as a community center for the development of the community.
  • In a total area of 14.500 m², will be build an space that will be promoting Quality Education for the children and young people of the region, based on innovation designs of sustainable architecture.
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  • In Villas de Aranjuez, an alliance has been made between Shakira and her Foundation, the national Ministry of Education, Cartagena's Major's office, Mario Santo Domingo Foundation, Costa Cruises and the Program of Economic Cooperation and Development of the Switzerland  Embassy, with the Architecture Department of the ETH Zürich to make real the dream of a new Educational Institution.
  • 13.000 inhabitants of Villas de Aranjuéz will benefit from the construction of the new Educational Institution that will also be open as a community center for the development of the community.
  • In a total area of 14.500 m², will be build an space that will be promoting Quality Education for the children and young people of the region, based on innovation designs of sustainable architecture.

Arrow Electronics Sponsors Annual Cardboard Engineering Challenge

Unique K-12 competition promoting STEM education
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DENVER, November 6, 2018 /3BL Media/  – Arrow Electronics was the presenting sponsor of the Cherry Creek Schools Foundation’s Annual Cardboard Challenge for the sixth consecutive year. The STEM education competition for K-12 students featured a wide array of innovative creations – including a fully-functioning foosball table and robot replica – all crafted from cardboard and other recycled materials.

Celebrate With Your Community This Small Business Saturday®

American Express, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Etsy, The Wing, Record Store Day, and the American Booksellers Association are among the Thousands of Individuals, Businesses and Organizations That Plan to Back the Shop Small® Movement on November 24
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NEW YORK, November 1, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Are you ready to shop, eat and celebrate with the small businesses in your neighborhood this holiday season? Today, American Express (NYSE:AXP) revealed its lineup of community programs for the ninth annual Small Business Saturday, taking place nationwide on November 24. Small Business Saturday, founded by American Express in 2010, is held each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to encourage people to shop at independently-owned businesses online and at storefronts across the country.

Lockheed Martin Employees Celebrate Month of Giving

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Lockheed Martin employees participated in dozens of volunteer events in communities around the world this October as part of the company’s annual “Month of Giving.” These “Be the Difference” days highlight employees’ commitment to service and giving back.

Timberland Makes New Commitment to Green 500,000 Square Feet of Urban Space in U.S. Cities Over Next Five Years

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STRATHAM, N.H., November 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Known worldwide for its outdoor heritage and environmental responsibility, Timberland has a longstanding commitment to protect and restore the outdoors. Not only the great outdoors, but the city parks, community gardens and green spaces people explore every day.

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