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How the Pandemic Redefined Truist's Philanthropic Priorities

By Allissa Kline, American Banker
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Ahead of the merger of BB&T and SunTrust Banks, executives spent months fine-tuning the scope and details of an endowed foundation that would blend the two banks’ charitable missions.

A Positive Year in Review

NRG Reflects on charitable contributions made in 2019, releases positiveNRG Year in Review
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“Beyond our actions and contributions as a company, positiveNRG is also a reflection of our employees and the level of enthusiasm and the volunteerism they provided”—Jennifer Brunelle, Senior Director, PositiveNRG

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“Beyond our actions and contributions as a company, positiveNRG is also a reflection of our employees and the level of enthusiasm and the volunteerism they provided”—Jennifer Brunelle, Senior Director, PositiveNRG

Habitat for Humanity to Build and Repair 350 Homes With Wells Fargo Foundation Grant

Wells Fargo support for Habitat for Humanity International and local Habitat organizations reaches $100 million since 2010
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ATLANTA, July 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Habitat for Humanity International and Wells Fargo & Company (NYC: WFC) today announced an $8 million donation from the Wells Fargo Foundation that will support the construction and repairs of safe and affordable housing built in collaboration with 350 families in nearly 50 states.

International Paper Calls On Global Community to #HelpFillTheBoxes to Feed the Hungry

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It’s more than just a box. That’s why International Paper is donating 2 million for hunger relief.

He Deployed With Disaster Team to Help During COVID-19

Duke Energy’s Larry Reeder set out to make a difference with the National Disaster Medical System
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Who knew a magazine ad could change your life and give it greater purpose, joy and meaning?

That’s what happened for Larry Reeder, an Army veteran and radiation protection technician at Duke Energy’s Crystal River, Fla., power plant.

For Reeder, it all started 10 years ago while returning from a business trip. He picked up the magazine from the seat pocket on the airplane and the advertisement caught his eye because it read, “The Best of Care in the Worst of Times. Take on New Challenges. Join an Amazing Team. Protect Health and Save Lives.”

Seizing the Moment to Advance Data for Social Impact

COVID-19 is accelerating nonprofits' work and data science is stepping up to help
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The coronavirus pandemic has amplified the power of data science for social impact in many ways, from helping to deliver school lunch stipends to parents after schools closed to using technology to make accessing critical safety net programs more streamlined and user-friendly.

[Webinar]: Creating a Disaster Response Action Plan

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Strategies from the CDP, Google, IRC and Microsoft to ensure your CSR program is ready to move fast when it matters.

The global health crisis has forced companies to evaluate how prepared they are to respond to disasters and crises. How can you use what you've learned to prepare for future events like hurricanes, floods or humanitarian crises, and ensure you're ready to help with quick relief, as well as long-term community recovery — whatever the future brings?

NRG Energy Supports Houston Area Urban League Toward Combatting Racial Inequities, Injustice and Related Violence

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July 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ On June 30th, the Houston Area Urban League (HAUL) announced that it will be the recipient of a $25,000 donation from NRG Energy, parent company to Reliant and part of a $1 million donation toward organizations and initiatives such as HAUL that combat racial inequalities, injustice and related violence.

Medtronic: Critical Philanthropic Support at a Critical Time

As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds, we are providing resources to help partners strengthen healthcare response and support underserved communities.
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A global pandemic creates a massive ripple effect. Medical equipment shortages. Job loss. Food insecurity. Economic hardship. Those hit hardest are frontline healthcare workers and underserved patients and communities. Current data also suggests a disproportionate burden of illness and death among racial and ethnic minority groups.

How Corporations and Community Organizations Amplify Happiness Through Emotional Learning

By: Beth Meyer, Vice President of Corporate and Community Partnerships at Discovery Education
Blog

Stress is a biological reaction that negatively impacts social relations, grades, mental health, and has long-lasting impacts. Nearly 70% of young people and adults report being in a state of mental distress due to stressors of work, necessary social change, health uncertainties, and monetary challenges.

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