COVID-19

Coronavirus, Climate Change, and Our Community

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As the world struggles to contain a rapidly spreading pandemic, hundreds of thousands of people are fighting for their lives and the global economy is in danger of lurching to a halt — putting billions of livelihoods in danger. 

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.

Resources From Discovery Education and Its Partners Available to Help Families and Students Promote Happiness During the COVID-19 Crisis

Join LG Electronics USA, Tata Consultancy Services, USC Shoah Foundation, Wings for Kids and The Allstate Foundation for an Interactive and Empowering #SELday
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SILVER SPRING, Md., March 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Dynamic digital content from Discovery Education and its partners is available to help families and students worldwide promote happiness on the first ever International Social and Emotional Learning Day. Created by the Urban Assembly and SEL4US, SEL Day recognizes the importance of social and emotional learning (SEL) for both students and communities.

CITGO Private Foundation to Award Special Grants Supporting COVID-19 Efforts in Venezuela

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HOUSTON, March 26, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The Simón Bolívar Foundation Inc. (SBF), the non-profit, private foundation of CITGO Petroleum Corporation, is launching a special round of its small grants program to help alleviate the damaging effects of the COVID-19 crisis in Venezuela. Non-profit organizations working in Venezuela are critical right now, given the heightened risk the country’s population faces with a fast deteriorating public health system.

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.

Food Banks Get Donation Boost During COVID-19 Emergency Restrictions

To help food banks continue distributing needed meals to vulnerable communities, Edison International has donated $500,000 to five Southern California nonprofits.
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by Caroline Aoyagi-Stom

When Tammy Tran and her three sisters were growing up in Santa Ana, she recalls the food boxes they regularly received from the Orange County Food Bank filled with cheeses, cereal boxes and canned food.

“My parents are immigrants from Vietnam and were struggling. Growing up, I thought everyone got those boxes,” said Tran, a senior manager at Southern California Edison.

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

Electric Service Remains Safe and Reliable During COVID-19 Emergency Restrictions

Electricity is an essential service exempt from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order.
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by Caroline Aoyagi-Stom

As communities throughout California continue to practice physcial distancing amid Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order, the utility is reassuring its customers that electric service will not be impacted. Electric service is considered essential and Southern California Edison employees are exempt from the order.

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