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Las Vegas Sands Corp., Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth Announce Exclusive Private Screening of Youth Homelessness Documentary at Summit 17 on Nov. 2

First Annual Southern Nevada Youth Homelessness Summit Tackles the Issue Head-On with Expert Insights, Homeless Youth Perspective and the Kick-Off of a Collaborative Regional Plan
Press Release

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) and Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY) today announced that the Intersections: The 2017 Southern Nevada Youth Homelessness Summit will feature an exclusive private screening prior to national mass release of Lost In America, a feature documentary that follows director Rotimi Rainwater's journey to shine a light on youth homelessness in America.

The Fair Trade Difference Campaign Launch

Become part of the Fair Trade Difference by signing the pledge
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Today we release a powerful 5-minute documentary video to kick off the Fair Trade Difference campaign and pledge drive. The purpose of the video and two-week campaign is to tell the story of Fair Trade in full color, and to inspire commitment to shopping Fair Trade by signing a pledge.

Tata Consultancy Services Partners with American Red Cross to Support Disaster Relief Efforts

Pledge of $500,000 Will Enable Red Cross to Prepare and Respond to Disasters
Press Release

October 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- The American Red Cross announced that Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, has pledged $500,000 to support Disaster Relief through the Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP). The pledge is in response to damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria.

Statement by Rebuilding Together on the Damage Caused by Wildfires on the West Coast

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WASHINGTON, D.C., October 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Caroline Blakely, President and CEO of Rebuilding Together, made the following statement regarding the damage caused by wildfires on the West Coast.

A Year in, Whole Foods' Englewood Project Still a Work in Progress

By Greg Trotter, Chicago Tribune
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Almost one year ago, the doors of Englewood’s Whole Foods Market swung open, the culmination of a bold plan to open an upscale grocery store in one of Chicago’s poorest neighborhoods.

No “mission accomplished” banner has yet been hoisted at 63rd and Halsted.

KeyBank Provides $46 Million in Total Financing for Affordable Housing in Colorado

North Range Crossing will serve families earning 60% AMI or less
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CLEVELAND, October 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ - KeyBank Community Development Lending & Investment (CDLI) has provided a total of $46 million in financing to Dominium for the new construction of North Range Crossing, a 216-unit affordable multifamily project in Commerce City, CO. KeyBank arranged for the affordable housing and development company a $32.8 million construction loan and a $13.1 million equity bridge loan using tax-exempt bonds issued by the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) and an allocation of 4% LIHTC credits.

Consumers Energy Foundation Commits $200,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Michigan, Supporting Affordable Housing

Press Release

JACKSON, Mich., October 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Consumers Energy Foundation announced today that it has contributed $200,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Michigan, supporting its mission to provide safe and affordable housing to residents across Michigan.

“Consumers Energy, our foundation, employees and retirees are committed to the communities we serve, and we are proud to work with Habitat to build bright futures for families across our state,” said Carolyn Bloodworth, secretary/treasurer of the Consumers Energy Foundation.

LA Galaxy to Host Shared Plate Celebration to Benefit L.A. Kitchen

AEG’s LA Galaxy Foundation will team up with local organizations to combat hunger, food waste and unemployment at Oct. 7 event
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LOS ANGELES, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ - AEG’s LA Galaxy Foundation and LA Galaxy supporter groups Angel City Brigade and LA Riot Squad will host a Shared Plate Celebration on Saturday, Oct. 7 prior to Fan Appreciation Night during LA Galaxy II’s match against Portland Timbers 2 at StubHub Center Track & Field Stadium. Shared Plates, an L.A. Kitchen initiative, is a city-wide weekend of dinner parties from Oct. 6-8, 2017 to rally Angelenos in the fight against hunger, food waste, and unemployment.

Indiana University, Kelley School and Whirlpool Partnering on 2017 Habitat for Humanity Campus Build in Bloomington

Source: Indiana University
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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Before coming to the United States from Mexico eight years ago, Irving Castañeda Baltazar enjoyed helping build houses for his mother and other family members. And over the past two years, he's similarly enjoyed his experiences with Habitat for Humanity in Bloomington.

Whirlpool EMEA: First Community Day

150 EMEA HQ employees, five NGOs, and a whole day’s voluntary work.
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More than 150 employees at the headquarters of Whirlpool EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) left suit and tie at home for one day to volunteer in their local communities as part of the company’s first-ever Community Day. This event allowed employees the opportunity to spend working hours volunteering for one of five, local non-profit organizations.

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