As this is my first post of 2018, let me start by wishing everyone a Happy New Year.
At PayPal, we pride ourselves on always looking forward and never standing still. By challenging ourselves to do better and work harder we can better serve our customers and move further towards fulfilling our mission of democratizing financial services. With that said, however, I spent some time over the holidays reflecting on the past year – as I imagine many of you did as well – and wanted to offer a few thoughts and celebrate a meaningful milestone.
Company assisting industry efforts to deploy equipment, supplies and manpower to expedite rebuilding work across island
CHARLOTTE, N.C., January 4, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Duke Energy is joining the U.S. utility industry effort to help rebuild electric infrastructure and restore power to the island of Puerto Rico, the U.S. territory hit hard by Hurricane Maria earlier this year, with hundreds of thousands of residents still without electricity.
Northern Illinois Food Bank in Geneva received $100,000 in a corporate donation and $100,000 from an individual family, and plans to use the combined $200,000 to encourage more giving during the holiday season, a spokeswoman said.
Northern Illinois Food Bank spokeswoman Jennifer Nau said the donation is actually much greater – and has a real potential to spur additional giving this holiday season.
AIDA guests support social projects by buying a raffle ticket
December 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- The annual New Year’s Raffle is taking place aboard all of the ships in the AIDA Cruises fleet. The proceeds from the raffle will once again go to a number of different projects.
For more than ten years, AIDA Cruises has supported the work of SOS Children’s Village with its worldwide projects for disadvantaged children. Thanks to our guests, it has been possible to support various SOS Children’s Village measures in Germany, Africa and the Philippines with donations totaling over one million euros.
Arrow Electronics employees in Austria recently participated in a 24-hour cycling marathon to raise money for “Sozialverein B37,” a nonprofit organization in the Austrian city of Linz that helps the local homeless community.
Two teams of four Arrow riders were joined by Austrian long-distance runner Günther Weidlinger, who, at Arrow's invitation, was eager to swap his running shoes for cycling shoes and support the fundraising event.
ROCK HILL, S.C., December 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, has partnered with the CAN’d Aid Foundation to support the non-profit’s TOWNS program, which helps rebuild cities after disasters and provides families with clean drinking water. With Atlas Copco’s donation of $50,000 dollars, CAN’d Aid has been able to supply 96,000 cans of water to victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
In the past decade, fuel poverty has become a major challenge in Europe, where 50 to 125 million people are considered to be living in fuel poverty. One of the most serious consequences of fuel poverty is related to health. Insufficient heating affects the living conditions and health of households. Then, the poor insulation of houses, combined with inappropriate secondary heating, affects greenhouse gas emissions.
When Wayne Hirschmann – Supervisor, Field Service, Technical Support, and Troy Erickson – Service Application Specialist, boarded the Kohler plant bound for Puerto Rico, they didn't know where they would be staying, exactly what they would be doing or when they would be coming home.