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Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge Announces $50K USD Pandemic Response Prize

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More than ever, we, Cisco, believe in the power of technology to solve global problems. In recent history, never have we been more in need of innovative technology solutions that positively impact nearly every aspect of society. From public health and food systems to the world of work and unemployment, the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed the global landscape. Over 1.3 million people have lost their lives.

T-Mobile Makes 988 Emergency Lifeline's Critical Mental Health Support Services Immediately Available to Customers

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What’s the news: Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, stressful holiday season and National Veterans and Military Families Month, T-Mobile announced that it is the first major wireless provider to make the 988 emergency lifeline immediately available to its customers. Starting today, customers who dial 988 on the T-Mobile network will have free access to approximately 180 crisis centers that offer real-time, lifesaving mental health services from professionally trained counselors.

Why it matters: Suicide is a national health crisis that leads to one death every 11 minutes. An average of 17.6 of America’s military veterans die by suicide each day and a larger number of people than ever are showing signs of clinical anxiety or depression amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The three-digit 988 dial-out makes it easier for Americans in crisis to access the help they need and experts believe it will decrease the stigma surrounding mental health issues longer term.

Who it’s for: Those who recognize that rapid access to suicide prevention and mental health counseling is critical, especially now.

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What’s the news: Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, stressful holiday season and National Veterans and Military Families Month, T-Mobile announced that it is the first major wireless provider to make the 988 emergency lifeline immediately available to its customers. Starting today, customers who dial 988 on the T-Mobile network will have free access to approximately 180 crisis centers that offer real-time, lifesaving mental health services from professionally trained counselors.

Why it matters: Suicide is a national health crisis that leads to one death every 11 minutes. An average of 17.6 of America’s military veterans die by suicide each day and a larger number of people than ever are showing signs of clinical anxiety or depression amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The three-digit 988 dial-out makes it easier for Americans in crisis to access the help they need and experts believe it will decrease the stigma surrounding mental health issues longer term.

Who it’s for: Those who recognize that rapid access to suicide prevention and mental health counseling is critical, especially now.

“Pandemic Priority: Daily Free Tests for All!”

By Hazel Henderson
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The nationwide spread of COVID-19 in the USA on the abject failure of the Trump administration, revealed by Robert Woodward‘s interviews in “RAGE” (2020), are focusing on individualistic behavior and politics.  Failures in providing sufficient testing and protective equipment revealed the necessity for coordinated government policy, leadership and collective action.  While the over 250,000 deaths in the USA far exceed those per capita in other countries in the global spread of Covid-19, it emerged that those countries with the leadership priorities, using widespread early testing, halted or

Over 50,000 People Across The Globe Are Calling on World Leaders to #ActTogether to End COVID

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We are working against the clock to beat this pandemic. Effective tests, treatments and vaccines are being developed as we speak — but world leaders need to work together to distribute them globally to save millions of lives.

Now, Global Citizens from across the world are taking a stand. Across 43 countries, Global Citizens have raised their voices in a powerful short video urging world leaders to make history and join forces to defeat the virus.

Google Celebrates Transgender Awareness Week

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From November 13th to the 19th we observed Transgender Awareness Week – a time used to elevate transgender voices, build awareness and call attention to the many challenges transgender individuals face.

HACR To Host Programs Virtually in 2021, Will Resume In-Person Events in 2022

Decision follows success of 2020 virtual conferences and commitment to safety amidst coronavirus pandemic
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WASHINGTON, November 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ --The Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) announced that it will host all programs virtually in 2021. This includes all annual conferences, outlined below, as well as all webinars. The decision follows the organization’s successful virtual conferences in 2020 and its commitment to the safety of all of those involved in planning and hosting its events. 

Mohawk Group Talks Health, Safety and Sustainability in the COVID Era

as featured on the I Hear Design podcast from interiors+sources
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In this episode of the I Hear Design podcast from interiors+sources, guests Royce Epstein and Ramie Vagal of Mohawk Group offer their insights into the role that net positive carpet and flooring can play in protecting the health

Creativity is Good for Your Head

Vans Checkerboard Day to Donate Over $1 Million to Organizations That Support Mental Wellness
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An uninvited intruder crashed upon the globe this year and upended our lives. But something equally powerful has emerged to confront and counter the pandemic’s tumult. Human self-expression and creativity are flowing across the world, spurring a wave of much-needed uplift and connection. Through rupture comes resilience. Through uncertainty grows strength.

What is Vans Checkerboard Day?

Vans Checkerboard Day is the brand’s biggest annual give-back initiative.

Hanes Hosiery Donates More Than a Quarter of a Million Face Masks to Support Arkansas Emergency Management

263,000 face masks manufactured in Clarksville, Arkansas, will be distributed to organizations throughout the state in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Nov. 19, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Committed to doing its part to help during the COVID-19 pandemic, Hanes Hosiery has donated 263,000 seamless face masks produced in Clarksville, Arkansas, to the Arkansas Division of Emergency Management.

The division, which provides efficient resources in response to emergencies and disasters impacting the region, will distribute the face masks to the Arkansas Department of Health and Department of Education, and to other local organizations providing aid to residents and essential workers during the pandemic.

Supporting Communities With Our Renewable Products

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Our Espaly, France, plant donated 11,000 corrugated boxes to the Trisomie21 Association of the Haute- Loire region, to assist their fundraising efforts for people living with Down syndrome.

We support the Global FoodBanking Network to address childhood hunger in Brazil, Canada, Poland and Spain. In Spain, our EMEA Packaging team donated more than 40,000 corrugated boxes to the Spanish Federation of Foodbanks.

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