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Building Sustainable and Inclusive Economies in Indo-Pacific

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GRI’s programs with the Australian government contribute to building a more inclusive economy that ultimately creates a higher quality of life for people across the Indo-Pacific.

Carnival Corporation's AIDA New Year’s Raffle: Donations for SOS Children’s Villages, Mercy Ships and Fly & Help

AIDA guests support social projects by buying a raffle ticket
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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.

Tetra Tech Helps Provide a Solar-powered Water Supply System

Harnessing the power of the sun to provide clean water to the residents of Mapinduzi, Tanzania
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Tetra Tech has been a longtime supporter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB), helping communities around the world meet their basic human needs. Tetra Tech partnered with the EWB Boston Professional Chapter to help bring clean, reliable water to the 4,000 residents of Mapinduzi, Tanzania. Tetra Tech supported the project through its 2016 Charity of the Year employee giving campaign, which raised funds for system installation in 2017.

Flocking for 400 Turkeys

By Tony Wittkowski
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BENTON HARBOR — Hundreds of vehicles sat Thursday along the streets of downtown Benton Harbor, all angled toward a bustling warehouse that was packed with food.

It marked the third year that the Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency held its Holiday Food Sharing Program in Benton Harbor. The program collects and distributes more than 400 turkeys and food boxes to residents and families in need of help from the Twin Cities and surrounding Berrien County communities.

CITGO Honors Local Partners at Annual Appreciation Breakfast

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, December 22, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The CITGO Corpus Christi Refinery recently hosted its Annual Partner Appreciation Breakfast to recognize local organizations making a positive difference in the Coastal Bend region. The annual breakfast event, held at the Art Museum of South Texas, hosted guests from local industry; businesses; educational institutions, including Foy H. Moody High School, home of the CITGO Innovation Academy; and non-profit organizations, such as the United Way of the Coastal Bend and the Coastal Bend Food Bank.

Spreading Christmas Cheer

By Tony Wittkowski
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BENTON HARBOR — There was no room to spare on the tables for those visiting the Victorious Life Christian Center on Tuesday.

That’s because they were packed with Christmas presents that would be given to several families in the Benton Harbor area.

A large portion of those gifts came from a group of Whirlpool Corp. employees who decided to “adopt a family” this Christmas.

Child Waiting for a Family, Lands Right at Home

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To look at little Jayden lands you’d hardly believe he spent nearly his entire life in foster care. For more than three years he didn’t have the certainty of a forever family. But that has all changed for this little boy. His adoption has been finalized and the Lands family says he is finally home.

Foster care adoption is a long journey, but it’s not expensive. Many people confuse foster care adoption with the other types of adoption like private infant or international, which can cost tens of thousands of dollars. Foster care adoption is often free or low cost.

Albertsons Companies Helps Food Banks Fight Winter Hunger During Holidays and Beyond

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BOISE, Idaho, December 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Albertsons Companies this week caps off a successful season of holiday giving campaigns that will help food banks provide emergency food assistance throughout the lean winter months. Fueled by customer generosity, store teams gave more than 20,000 turkeys and hams for holiday dinners while generous and engaged customers donated thousands of tons of additional food for people in need.  
 

Family Grows by ONE on National Adoption Day

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It was 615 long days for William. That’s how long he spent in foster care. Unsure of when he’d have a permanent home. Nearly two years of moving, two years of uncertainty, two years of never feeling settled. That all changed this past November when he was finally adopted by the McIntosh family.

William’s family says, “William is such a gift and we are so pleased he is our son.”

SCC Honors Republic Services

By Charles Warner, The Union Times
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UNION COUNTY — An agreement between Union County and the company that operates its landfill is not only benefiting the county and the company but is also helping facilitate the growth of the Spartanburg Community College Union County campus which further benefit the county and the company.

In 2016, Union County entered into a new host agreement with Republic Services LLC covering the regional landfill the company operates in the Cross Keys area of the county. 

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