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Truist Named LISC Donor of the Month, August 2020.

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This content was originally posted by, and on, LISC.org, August 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only illuminated the magnitude of the racial health and wealth gaps across the country, but has also shone a spotlight on the additional hurdles that rural communities face in comparison to their urban counterparts due to limited access to capital, support services, and connectivity.

FedEx Delivering for Good in Canada During COVID-19

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GlobalMedic, a Canadian disaster relief charity, is distributing 55,000 pounds of aid in support of COVID-19 relief efforts in every province and territory in Canada. FedEx delivered the shipments for GlobalMedic, which included hygiene kits for more than 11,000 individuals, 4,600 liters of hand sanitizer, 22,000 surgical masks plus surgical gowns and gloves for frontline healthcare workers, disinfecting supplies and 20,000 bars of soap for First Nations communities in northern Ontario.

Advancing Inclusion and Accessibility Through Dow's New All-ERG Fund

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In South Africa, Dow employees are partnering with a non-profit to exchange plastic bottle caps for wheelchairs – giving people in need the chance at mobility and independence.

1.8 Million Face Shields Delivered to Protect Medical Workers from Covid-19

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Personal initiatives by a pediatrician and by researchers to make face shields for medical workers have transformed into an industry collaboration that by June had delivered 1.8 million shields to hospitals and other organizations around the country with plans to produce 2.5 million all total. A $2 million donation from Aflac Incorporated for personal protective equipment (PPE) financed the bulk of the shields.

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.

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