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Cisco | What's on Your Desk: TacOps Edition

Dustin Li from Cisco's Tactical Operations team teaches us what goes into the group's different kits.
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What is your name and what do you do?

My name is Dustin Li, and I am one of the operations coordinators for Cisco Tactical Operations (TacOps). My job is a catch-all that includes everything from handling logistics for deployments and making sure equipment is ready to deploy, all the way to advancing our thought leadership efforts by giving talks at conferences and managing our remote sensing strategy.

Sappi North America Opens 2019 ‘Ideas That Matter' Call for Entries

Company celebrates 20th anniversary of grant program that enables social good through creative design
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BOSTON, May 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ –  Sappi North America, Inc., a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, today announced the call for entries for its 2019 Ideas that Matter grant program, inviting designers to show the world how print can play an important role in changing lives for the better.

Verizon Honored With Arbor Day Foundation’s Friend of the Forest Award

Arbor Day Foundation Award Recognizes Commitment to Using Trees in Sustainability Goals
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LINCOLN, Neb., May 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation has announced today that Verizon has been awarded the Friend of the Forest award, which recognizes a corporation and its leaders for their commitment to using trees and forests to achieve corporate sustainability goals and targets. The award will be presented on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at a tree planting event on Verizon’s corporate campus in Southlake, Texas.

Rebuilding Communities and Restoring Hope: Sparking Opportunities for Learning in Puerto Rico

By Laurie Horenstein
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In late September 2017, Hurricane Maria made a direct hit on Puerto Rico, with winds of 155 miles per hour and as much as 30 inches of rain in a single day in some locations. Much of the island’s infrastructure was completely destroyed – including their electricity grid and their communications infrastructure. Three months later, five Intel employees traveled to the Mayagüez region of the island to assess hurricane damage at the local schools.

Bacardi and Mercy Corps Work Together to Aid Hurricane Recovery in Puerto Rico

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More than a year after Hurricanes Maria and Irma hit the Caribbean, recovery efforts continue. As home to Casa BACARDÍ Visitor Center and the world’s largest premium rum distillery in the world, the recovery of Puerto Rico remains a priority for Bacardi. In 2018, the company provided a USD $1 million grant to Mercy Corps, a global humanitarian organization, to drive longer term rebuilding and recovery, providing support to small business owners and tourism recovery in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and St. Martin.

Scaling Your Volunteer Program for Greater Impact

How Charles Schwab turned Volunteer Week into a cultural movement
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Schwab Volunteer Week has become a key part of Charles Schwab’s culture. What started as one day of volunteering in seven cities has quickly spread to 170 communities, engaging nearly 7,000 employees and supporting 300 nonprofits across the country.

How did they create that kind of scale with a small team? And how is it helping them create greater impact all year round? Amanda Lenaghan, Senior Program Manager at Charles Schwab, shares her secrets to success in this blog.

The UPS Foundation Mobilizes Its Disaster Relief Network by Land, Sea and Air to Support Cyclone and Flooding Relief Efforts

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·         The UPS Foundation is coordinating with United Nations partners to speed food and supplies to impacted communities in Mozambique and Malawi

·         Efforts continue in collaboration with relief organizations to provide safe shelter, food and relief supplies to victims of the recent tornados and floods in the U.S. Midwest

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·         The UPS Foundation is coordinating with United Nations partners to speed food and supplies to impacted communities in Mozambique and Malawi

·         Efforts continue in collaboration with relief organizations to provide safe shelter, food and relief supplies to victims of the recent tornados and floods in the U.S. Midwest

Walmart, Sam’s Club and the Walmart Foundation Announce a Commitment of $100,000 for Midwest Flood Relief

Commitment includes cash and in-kind product donations to assist organizations with recovery and relief services
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BENTONVILLE, Ark.,  March 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ – In response to the floods that have impacted midwestern states including Iowa and Nebraska, Walmart, Sam’s Club and the Walmart Foundation have committed to provide $100,000 in support through cash and product donations. The commitment includes $50,000 in product donations to organizations providing support to impacted areas, and cash commitments of $50,000 to the Red Cross and United Way, which are providing relief services to affected communities.

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation Announce a Commitment of $50,000 for Disaster Relief After Devastating Tornadoes Hit Alabama and Georgia

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation commit cash and in-kind product donations to assist organizations with recovery and relief services
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BENTONVILLE, Ark., March 7, 2019 /3BL Media/ - In response to the multiple tornadoes that have impacted Alabama and Georgia, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have committed to provide $50,000 in support through cash and product donations.

The UPS Approach to Giving After Disasters

Strategic philanthropy helps a company’s reputation and brand, but if you really want to mobilize an organization, you need to go further.
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Eduardo Martinez | The UPS Foundation

One of the biggest needs after a disaster is logistics – getting food, water, medicine and other supplies to the affected region.

UPS has leveraged its expertise to become a leader in the field, routinely winning awards for its contributions around the world.

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