Florida lineman met couple after Hurricane Irma knocked out their power and he never forgot them
For Duke Energy lineman apprentice Shawn Tillis, rest and normalcy have erased the exhaustion of restoring power after Hurricane Irma drenched and devastated much of Florida five months ago. But one memory remains strong.
When Tillis thinks about Hurricane Irma, he remembers Mary Schwartz, a woman with an “angelic face.”
Mary Schwartz and her husband, Larry, both in their 90s, live in a modest house along the Rainbow River in Dunnellon, Fla. Larry Schwartz takes care of his wife of more than 70 years. She is confined to an electric bed.
Last fall, Xylem Watermark volunteers from Yellow Springs, Ohio spent World Water Monitoring Day with EarthEcho at Cuyahoga Valley National Park, participating in water education activities for more than 100 students from surrounding schools. Volunteers joined EarthEcho co-founder and President Philippe Cousteau Jr.
New European exercise craze integrated into a health app for first time, with support from Keep America Beautiful
STAMFORD, Conn.,February 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Lifesum, has become the first health app to allow its users (25 million internationally) to log and track ‘plogging’: an emerging environmentally conscious exercise craze from Scandinavia in which people integrate the collection of litter within their jogging workout. The move has been supported by Keep America Beautiful, which has served as the nation’s nonprofit steward of litter prevention for more than six decades.
Our employees recently prepared approximately 65 meals for the women & children of @Safehouse_FL, a shelter for those surviving domestic abuse. Read about one of their previous experiences volunteering with this organization: http://bit.ly/2o3iEJq
Each year, thousands of Viacom employees around the world unite for Viacommunity Day, helping to rebuild and revitalize their local communities with a series of service projects. At Paramount Pictures – which for the past two years has had the highest percentage of employees from any Viacom company division participating in projects – the day has special resonance.
It’s never too early to teach kids about saving money. PNC’s School Bank Program offers on-site learning to enhance elementary and middle school classroom curriculum.
With pen and paper in hand, 10-year-old Brycen Carter eagerly awaits customers to approach him during lunch hour. Perched atop a stage in his school cafeteria, Carter sits behind a table draped with a PNC- branded tablecloth alongside two fellow fifth graders from Eastside Elementary in Anderson, Ind.
Every month, a handful of students like him are trained to volunteer as tellers for the PNC School Bank Program.
Consumers Energy has been providing energy to Michigan homes and businesses for over 130 years. That long and colorful history was the subject of a story by Jackson, Mich., television station JTV-TV. The “True Story” special gives particular emphasis to the energy provider’s connections with its hometown of Jackson, from its founding by the Foote brothers through its innovations and challenges over the last decades and more. There’s even a clip from a promotional video featuring Ronald Reagan before he became president!
Global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland recently celebrated a record number of volunteer champions at its Stratham, New Hampshire global headquarters with its annual recognition breakfast. Since 1992, Timberland has offered employees paid time to serve their community through the brand’s Path of Service™ Program. Employees who serve all 40 of their available service hours in a year earn membership in the company’s 40’s Club. In 2017, 163 Stratham employees served all their available hours and were welcomed into the 40’s Club.
In February of 2016, we committed $3 million over three years to SeriousFun Children’s Network. Our support will enable nearly 1,000 children, many with rare diseases, to attend SeriousFun’s transformative camps and programs free of charge. This is a look at our partnership in year two!
Our volunteers had this to say (and more) in the video above:
"What I experienced at camp was beyond my expectations."
"Every camper was made to feel that FUN was the most important goal (of the day)."
"The campers attitudes and strength were absolutely contagious."