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Smithfield Foods Supports Communities During COVID-19 Response With More Than $3 Million in Donations and Launch of “Good Food Challenge”

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SMITHFIELD, Va., March 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Smithfield Foods, Inc. today announced more than $3 million in cash and in-kind donations, including four million servings of protein, to support communities across America during the country’s response to COVID-19 (coronavirus).

BTS, The 1975, Charli XCX, and More Will Pack Twitch Stream Aid's Epic Fundraiser

Livestreaming all day to benefit the World Health Organization
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By Trey Alston

In the past few weeks, artists have taken to different social platforms for livestreamed performances, candid Q&As, and intimate talk-show chats, letting fans into their worlds during a time of uncertainty. This weekend, everything levels up.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Expands Coronavirus-related Relief Actions; 1 Million Meals for School Children Included in New Programs

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich., March 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ - As previously communicated to the company’s employees from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) CEO Mike Manley, the company is in the process of converting its first plant to produce face masks for donation to first responders and health care workers. The first machinery has been delivered and installed with supply and donation coming on stream in the coming weeks.

Merck to Donate 300,000 Masks to New Jersey for COVID-19 Emergency Response

Response follows initial donation of half a million masks to support COVID-19 emergency response in New York City
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In response to calls for personal protective equipment for health care workers and other front-line responders battling the COVID-19 pandemic, Merck & Co., Inc. announced that it is donating 300,000 masks to New Jersey’s Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness. As of Wednesday, March 25, 2020, New Jersey had confirmed more than 3,500 novel coronavirus cases, the second-highest in the U.S. after New York state.

Republic Services General Manager Gives Back to the Community He Loves

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Across the nation, our team members are doing their part each and every day to continue to provide service to our customers and keep communities clean. In Great Falls, Montana, General Manager Mike C. is purchasing meals from local businesses (many also are Republic customers) as a thank you to employees for their significant contributions.

It’s a win-win as our employees stay nourished and healthy, and local businesses that we serve are supported during a difficult time.

Mike is also organizing food collection drives for local food pantries.

Purpose-Driven Leadership During a Crisis

A letter from CECP CEO Daryl Brewster to CEOs
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While each company is addressing its urgent needs in different ways – from health and safety precautions to tech platforms to the balance sheet – several encouraging trends are emerging. If ever there was a time for purpose-driven leadership and a broader stakeholder focus, it is now.    

Principles of Purpose-Driven Leadership

Listen: Coronavirus: Businesses Move To Fill Gaps In The Medical Supply Chain

GUESTS: Matt Hall chief communications officer, Hanes and Jorge Alvarado professor of manufacturing and mechanical engineering technology, Texas A&M University
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HanesBrands has joined a cooperative consortium of other major apparel manufacturers that are dedicating manufacturing capacity to meet the U.S need for masks during the COVID-19 crisis.

The company is producing cotton masks, approved by the FDA, for use when N-95 masks are not required or available. Matt Hall, chief communications officer at HanesBrands, was featured on NPR to discuss the company’s ongoing efforts to combat COVID-19.

Visit hanesforgood.com/inthistogether/ to learn more about the initiative.

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HanesBrands has joined a cooperative consortium of other major apparel manufacturers that are dedicating manufacturing capacity to meet the U.S need for masks during the COVID-19 crisis.

The company is producing cotton masks, approved by the FDA, for use when N-95 masks are not required or available. Matt Hall, chief communications officer at HanesBrands, was featured on NPR to discuss the company’s ongoing efforts to combat COVID-19.

Visit hanesforgood.com/inthistogether/ to learn more about the initiative.

Unite Behind Science!

By Matthias Berninger, SVP Public Affairs & Sustainability at Bayer
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As I write this, the world holds its breath. The global COVID 19 pandemic, the coronavirus, affects many infected and worried people around the globe. Countless doctors, nurses and medical workers are tirelessly helping on the ground. Governments are on highest alert to control the situation, talking advice from scientific experts who are learning on the fly. Healthcare companies like Bayer are also in constant contact with authorities worldwide and provide support wherever possible.

IVECO Contributes to the Fight Against COVID-19 by Manufacturing Protective Face Screens on Its 3D Printers

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IVECO, the commercial vehicles brand of CNH Industrial N.V., factories in Madrid and Valladolid in Spain will manufacture protective face screens that will be donated to the health system in the cities of Madrid and Valladolid.

Intel Allocates $6 Million for Coronavirus Relief, Builds on Previous Efforts

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The Intel Foundation will provide $4 million to support coronavirus relief efforts in communities where the company has significant presence. The foundation will also offer a special match opportunity for every regular full-time and part-time employee and U.S. retiree to a total of $2 million for relief efforts around major Intel sites.

The $4 million donation will be distributed to community foundations and organizations that are focused on food security, shelter, medical equipment and small-business support.

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