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Graduating Paradise Strong

Comcast volunteers help Paradise High School seniors graduate for the first ceremony since the devastating Camp Fire.
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By Philip Arndt

On Nov. 8, 2018, the town of Paradise witnessed the most destructive and devastating wildfire in California history. The lives of Paradise residents were changed forever when the Camp Fire decimated most of the town, destroying nearly 14,000 homes and numerous businesses and burning more than 150,000 acres.

Although much of the town was destroyed by the fire, a few structures remained, including Paradise High School. It became a symbol of the community – something the town needed, a marker in the sand that Paradise was here to stay.

725 Horses, a Bell, Safe Kids Worldwide and FedEx: Connecting the Dots

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This August, Safe Kids Worldwide, a global child injury prevention organization, benefitted from some extra visibility thanks to 725 horses (the horsepower of the#11 FedEx Camry driven by Denny Hamlin) and the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

Dan Austin: 88Bikes

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A generation ago, the dream of owning a bicycle was one shared by a vast number of American kids. While the explosion of competitors like video games and iPhones may have somewhat tempered that youthful enthusiasm for bikes in this country, there are still millions of children in developing nations who can only begin to imagine having their very own bicycle. This week’s guest on Sea Change Radio, Dan Austin, is in the business of fulfilling those dreams for kids from Belgrade to Calcutta.

Duke Energy Grants $205,000 to Seven Projects to Eliminate Blight, Drive Redevelopment and Job Growth in Greater Cincinnati’s Urban Cores

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  • Urban Revitalization grants provide much-needed gap funding for redevelopment and restoration of buildings in Northern Kentucky and southwest Ohio
  • A proven catalyst for economic development and job growth in communities
  • Nearly $2.4 million in Urban Revitalization grants to 72 projects across Greater Cincinnati since 2011
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  • Urban Revitalization grants provide much-needed gap funding for redevelopment and restoration of buildings in Northern Kentucky and southwest Ohio
  • A proven catalyst for economic development and job growth in communities
  • Nearly $2.4 million in Urban Revitalization grants to 72 projects across Greater Cincinnati since 2011

Smithfield Foods Donates 40,000 Pounds of Protein to Utah Food Bank

Smith’s Food & Drug Joins the 38th Stop of Smithfield’s 2019 Helping Hungry Homes® Tour
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SALT LAKE CITY, August 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Today, Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Smith’s Food & Drug, joined forces to donate more than 40,000 pounds of protein to the Utah Food Bank. Smithfield’s contribution was part of the company’s 2019 Helping Hungry Homes® donation tour.

Unique Back-to-School Campaign Expands reach of LG’s ‘Life’s Good: Experience Happiness’ Initiative

‘Life’s Good’ Brand Partners with SoulPancake; #Day1 Campaign Brings Sustainable Happiness Skills to More Youth Across the Nation
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ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Aug. 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ – With the 2019-20 school year getting under way across the country, LG Electronics USA is expanding its “Life’s Good: Experience Happiness” initiative to more schools, while securing a new partnership that will expose a broader audience to the scientific principles that lead to happiness.

Hydroponic School Gardens: How ScottsMiracle-Gro and No Kid Hungry Are Providing Fresh Food Options in Schools

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Clark Creek Elementary in Acworth, Georgia, is about to get an upgrade to its food pantry.
 
The school pantry feeds 92 kindergarten through 5th grade students each week, giving them a backpack full of food to keep them from going hungry over evenings and weekends when school meals aren’t available. Many of the kids take food home to feed younger siblings too. To date, the school pantry hasn’t been able to offer fresh fruit or vegetables; but that’s about to change.
 

IOC Announces Latest List of Global Young Change-Maker Initiatives

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This year’s International Youth Day theme is “transforming education”, highlighting efforts to make education more relevant, equitable and inclusive for all young people. A perfect opportunity to shine a light on the Young Change-maker (YCM) Programme. Now in its fourth year and more ambitious than ever, it helps young leaders deliver transformative projects in their local communities promoting social inclusion, gender equality and education through sport.

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This year’s International Youth Day theme is “transforming education”, highlighting efforts to make education more relevant, equitable and inclusive for all young people. A perfect opportunity to shine a light on the Young Change-maker (YCM) Programme. Now in its fourth year and more ambitious than ever, it helps young leaders deliver transformative projects in their local communities promoting social inclusion, gender equality and education through sport.

From Minnesota to Africa, Local Nonprofit Connects Food Experts Worlds Apart

Minnesota-based Partners in Food Solutions connects U.S. food experts with smaller African companies looking for new ways to feed large populations.
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By Kristen Leigh Painter

The audio crackled as the web-based technology strained to connect people worlds apart. Some voices were louder than others. Some suddenly dropped. But Rose Barry managed to catch promising partial sentences about peanut butter.

“The peanut butter installation ...” (static) “ ... started operating about a day ago ...”(dead air) “We had a bit of a breakdown ...” (static) “The mix is working really well.”

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