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Wells Fargo Stories of Better: Detroit HomeLift

Military veteran Kienya Rudolph, of Detroit, who lost his home, rebuilt his credit and savings, and became a homeowner again through Detroit HomeLift.
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A new Wells Fargo video series celebrates the triumph of the human spirit over adversity and spotlights individuals who are working to make their communities better every day.

Empowering Entrepreneurs | Interview with Joy Stoddard, Development and Outreach Director of Whole Planet Foundation

New interview series to feature women empowering women
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Joy Stoddard is the Development and Outreach Director for Whole Planet Foundation, the nonprofit arm of Whole Foods Market. We were lucky enough to have a conversation with Joy about her motivation to give back, stemming from her earliest job as a candy striper to her career with Whole Foods. Joy has traveled the world working with microentrepreneurs and shared her unique perspective of having sought out opportunities to make an impact through for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations alike.

Why Multilevel Collaboration is Key for Developmental Change: An Interview With Anders Gerdin

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Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires coordinated action by local civil society, the business community and international donor organizations. We talk to Anders Gerdin, to understand the perspective of the development agencies and policymakers involved in this effort.

Xylem Watermark Volunteers Educate, Entertain and Fundraise at the Xylem Innovation Opening in Italy

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At the Xylem Innovation Official Opening held on July 7, Xylem Watermark volunteers answered questions, collected donations and raised awareness of Xylem Watermark and water-related issues. The event included a presentation on Watermark’s goals and future initiatives being planned in Montecchio Maggiore, Italy.

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At the Xylem Innovation Official Opening held on July 7, Xylem Watermark volunteers answered questions, collected donations and raised awareness of Xylem Watermark and water-related issues. The event included a presentation on Watermark’s goals and future initiatives being planned in Montecchio Maggiore, Italy.

Subaru Donates 50 Cars to Meals on Wheels America in Celebration of 50th Anniversary in the U.S.

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CHERRY HILL, NJ, August 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ - In celebration of its 50th anniversary, and in keeping with its philosophy of supporting local communities, Subaru of America, Inc. announced today its donation of 50 vehicles to Meals on Wheels America. This fall, 50 new 2018 Subaru Outback vehicles will be donated to select Meals on Wheels programs throughout the county, to be used in the delivery of an estimated 53,000 meals to an additional 3,700 seniors across 39 states.

Virtual 10K Aims to Help Entrepreneurs in Developing Countries

Charity arm of Whole Foods is staging the race August 3-7.
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The 10K is hosted by Whole Planet Foundation, a nonprofit established by Whole Foods Market. The foundation pledges to give 100 percent of registration fees to “fund microcredit loans to lift entrepreneurs and their families out of poverty in 69 countries.” Many of the entrepreneurs are women in developing countries. Here’s a great infographic that highlights the work of the foundation.

Booz Allen Interns Use Crowdsourcing and Smart Phones to Save Lives During Natural Disasters

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Natural disasters cost billions in infrastructure repairs and claim tens of thousands of lives each year. In 2016, there were 91 weather, climate or geological disasters in the U.S.—including severe storms, hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, heat waves and droughts.

Getting Their Hands Dirty

By Tony Wittkowski
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BENTON TOWNSHIP — When Navya Radhakrishnan agreed to an internship at Whirlpool Corp., she never imagined using a hammer and nails.

However, the 28-year-old who spent her summer in the appliance maker’s finance leadership program did just that on a Friday afternoon, where she helped build a wall for a Harbor Habitat for Humanity house in Benton Township.

A Plastic Bench as a Lesson in Recycling

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A bench created from 500 pounds of recycled plastic caps collected by Essity and Fairview 4H Club members, and sorted by the 4H Club, was recently dedicated to Outagamie County Parks (placed next to the Newton Blackmour State Trail) and in the Village of Black Creek, Wisconsin.

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