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Duke Energy's Commitment to Florida Communities Amplified by More than $5 Million of Grant Funding in 2017

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Includes $1M for Hurricane Irma relief across Florida and $1M in resources for United Way Suncoast's Campbell Park initiative in St. Petersburg.

Press Release

Includes $1M for Hurricane Irma relief across Florida and $1M in resources for United Way Suncoast's Campbell Park initiative in St. Petersburg.

Humana Foundation Announces Focus for the Future: Addressing Social Determinants of Health for Sustainable Community Impact

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Goal of new approach: Co-create communities where leadership, culture and systems work to improve and sustain positive health outcomes for their residents by focusing on social determinants of health – such as asset and financial security, food security, and social connection

Evolution of foundation’s strategy aligns with Humana Inc.’s Bold Goal of improving the health of communities Humana serves
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Goal of new approach: Co-create communities where leadership, culture and systems work to improve and sustain positive health outcomes for their residents by focusing on social determinants of health – such as asset and financial security, food security, and social connection

How Have Devastating Hurricanes Affected Rum?

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After one of the most destructive hurricane seasons on record, Caribbean rum producers may have to prepare for worse to come. The Spirits Business speaks to some of the biggest players in the region.

by Tom Bruce-Gardyne
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After one of the most destructive hurricane seasons on record, Caribbean rum producers may have to prepare for worse to come. The Spirits Business speaks to some of the biggest players in the region.

Keeping the Dream Alive

What does Martin Luther King Jr. mean to young people?
Blog

By Mary Burich

As we approach the 50th anniversary of the death of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., Hormel Foods is helping young people continue his work.

The Arbor Day Foundation in Partnership With Neat Streets Miami, the Miami-dade County Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces Department, Fedex and Verizon Gift Free Trees to Residents Affected by Hurricane Irma

Event Kicks-off Arbor Foundation’s Initiative to Restore Forests and Communities Ravaged by 2017 Hurricanes
Press Release

LINCOLN, Neb., January 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation in partnership with Neat Streets Miami, the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces Department, FedEx and Verizon will be gifting trees to area residents affected by Hurricane Irma. The distribution event will take place during Florida’s Arbor Day weekend on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at the North Park Trail, 780 NW 127 Avenue, Miami, FL, 33182, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Miami-Dade County residents will be able to select from a three-gallon fruit or other native trees, while supplies last.

Consumers Energy Provides $10 Million To Help Michigan Families Stay Safe and Warm

Assistance Will Benefit Thousands of Families During Frigid Weather
Press Release

JACKSON, Mich., January 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Consumers Energy announced today that it’s donating $10 million that will go directly to helping people in need with their energy bills – assistance that will help thousands of families to stay safe and warm through this cold Michigan winter.

Boeing Donates $10 Million to the Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative

Multi-year investment to support veterans’ programs and services
Press Release

DALLAS, January 10, 2018 /3BL Media/– Boeing [NYSE: BA] has awarded $10 million to the George W. Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative in support of veterans’ programs and services. The company’s donation is part of a $30 million, multi-year investment aimed at veterans' recovery and rehabilitation programs and military transition services. In 2018 alone, Boeing grant dollars will assist more than 100 veterans’ nonprofits, worldwide.

In Time of Need, Tonya Dirkse Found Warmth, Peace

Duke Energy heating assistance programs help people in 7 states
Blog

Tonya Dirkse was, in her own words, at her breaking point.  

Recently divorced with no job, she was having trouble making ends meet and was hesitant to ask for help. Then her sister mentioned that she might qualify for social services assistance, saying that it would be “a hand-up not a hand-out.” 

Advancing Your CSR Efforts in 2018: Start With These Great Reads

By Jennifer Weston-Murphy, Associate Manager, Corporate Leadership
Blog

This year, there have been more articles about the evolution and growth of CSR than anyone could read. On the first few days of 2018, I share here a few of the most thoughtful and important pieces I read from this past year. In total, they take only 45 minutes to read. In no particular order, here they are:

*What CSR Looks Like During a Trump Presidency (Fast Company, 4-min. read): https://goo.gl/q1fms9

JetBlue Marks the 100-Day Milestone of its 100x35JetBlue Hurricane Relief Program in Puerto Rico

JetBlue’s relief program encompassing 100 days and 35 ways – and beyond - of caring for Puerto Rico now transitions to its long-term recovery phase.
Press Release

NEW YORK, January 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ – JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) announced the 100-day milestone of its 100x35JetBlue hurricane relief initiative, which launched shortly after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico in September 2017. A nod to the island’s 100x35 mile dimensions, 100x35JetBlue outlined 100 days and 35 ways – and beyond – of caring for Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. JetBlue has completed or launched 34 of the 35 initiatives, and now transitions to initiative #35: developing a long-term plan for supporting Puerto Rico and fostering economic growth.

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