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The Lasting Impact of Comcast Cares Day in Santa Rosa

By Steve Mizera
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Like so many school districts around the country, it’s back-to-school time here in Santa Rosa, Calif. I look forward to this week every year, the excited buzz of students filling the halls and classrooms and the celebration of a new school year. But this year is a little different. With more than 800 families in our district displaced as a result of last October’s wildfires, we just won’t know until those school doors open how many students will be back this year. Many families spent the summer evaluating if they will stay in Santa Rosa and rebuild, or move.

Always Be Prepared: How to Plan Your Disaster Relief Strategy

A Guide to creating a best-in-class response plan
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This week marks one year since Hurricane Harvey hit US soil, causing $125 billion in damage and contributing to the costliest year for climate-related disasters in US history, totalling more than $300 billion.

When news of natural disasters like hurricanes, wildfires, floods and droughts pop up in people’s news feeds, they feel compelled to give immediately. You may find yourself scrambling to respond to hundreds of “what are we doing about this?” questions from employees and leadership—unless you have a plan.

Billy Cable - 2018 Aflac CSR Hero

During Hurricane Harvey, Billy and his son were able to help Lisa Bates and her family safely evacuate their home
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One year ago, Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, Texas, and led to historic flooding. Lisa Bates, an independent agent licensed to sell Aflac products, and her family – including her 10-month-old daughter – were stranded and in need of help.

With no power and little battery left on her phone, Lisa sent out a message on social media. Within minutes, hundreds responded from her Aflac family, including Billy Cable, 2018 Aflac #CSRHero and Aflac policyholder. Thanks to Billy and his son’s immediate response, Lisa and her family were able to evacuate their home safely.

How Professionals Are Tackling the American Sanitation Crisis

By Troy Benavidez, Vice President of Corporate Affairs, LIXIL Americas
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The lack of basic water sanitation is affecting several American communities, and organizations like LIXIL are pledging to step up and provide support and relief.

What are some of the biggest challenges the sanitation crisis in the U.S. is facing?

Awareness of our sanitation problem is growing across the country, but we need to address the problem, not just recognize it. While the lack of basic sanitation may sound like a problem that only takes place in developing countries, this is happening in our own backyard and impacting the health of many Americans.

Whirlpool Corporation to Support Habitat for Humanity’s 2018 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project in Indiana

Press Release

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., August 23, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Whirlpool Corporation will be on the front lines of home-building projects in the Midwest, as part of Habitat for Humanity’s 35th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project.

Cisco is #43 on Fortune's List of Businesses That Change the World

See how the company and its efforts are making the world a better place.
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Big enterprises are in the business of doing more for the world, and Cisco is leading the effort.  Fortune's Change the World list features companies who are using their profit to change social problems. This year, Fortune ranked Cisco number 43 on the list, recognizing Cisco's Networking Academy as a change maker for more than a million students' lives.

Keeping the Dream of Education Alive Amid Conflict

Inspired by UNICEF's commitment to education, innovative thinking and community-based approach to delivering learning to Syria's children, our Foundation has contributed $100,000 to support UNICEF's Self-Learning Program.
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The Avery Dennison Foundation focuses its giving in three core areas: Sustainability, Education, and Women’s Empowerment. In many cases, our giving is inspired by employees who recommend organizations for grants, which allows the Foundation to connect our employees’ charitable interests with the company’s philanthropy.

Call for Entries: Keep America Beautiful 2018 National Awards Program Applications Open for Individuals and Organizations Dedicated to Transforming Public Spaces Into Beautiful Places

Press Release

August 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Keep America Beautiful’s National Awards program annually recognizes and honors its network of community-based affiliates and leading corporate, nonprofit and government agency partners, as well as individual volunteers across the country, for their influence and impact in championing environmentally healthy, socially connected and economically sound communities.

This Life With Gracie: Women Leaders Reignite Own Fire While Helping Girls Find Their Way

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By Gracie Bonds Staples, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Every Wednesday for eight weeks this summer, Ava Pittman rubbed elbows with some of the most successful and influential women Georgia has to offer.

Cpl. Angela Florence at the Columbus Police Department. Kathy Bruer, owner of Belles & Beaus Etiquette & Manners and Aflac retiree. Teresa White, the first woman and African-American to hold the title of president at Aflac.

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