The recent spate of natural disasters have left a trail of destruction across Florida, the Caribbean and Mexico. To urgently respond to these crises, the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation is donating $400,000 to support emergency relief efforts in affected communities.
A Salvation Army truck pulled into the mobile home park at 520 Gulf Bank Rd. in Houston on the Wednesday after Labor Day. Situated in the Halls Bayou watershed, this community was hard-hit by Hurricane Harvey. The water had receded, but cleanup was just beginning. The streets were lined with piles of debris residents had pulled from water-damaged homes: sodden carpeting, warped headboards, water-logged mattresses, the odd couch, and plastic bags bulging with trash.
When PepsiCo decided to provide one million meals to people affected by Hurricane Harvey in Southeast Texas, company leaders knew it would require many partners coming together — the PepsiCo Foundation, Food for Good, Frito-Lay, and multiple relief organizations.
But key to the effort would also be the Milwaukee Center for Independence (MCFI), an organization founded in 1938 whose mission is “to assist individuals and families with special needs to better live and work in the community.”
SAINT CROIX, Virgin Islands, September 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Captain Morgan parent company Diageo has pledged $1,000,000 to support relief and recovery efforts in the US Virgin Islands as they face an unprecedented storm season. The funds announced are in addition to the $250,000 Diageo and its brands have committed to hurricane relief support over the past month.
What happens when the cameras and first responders leave the Hurricane Harvey and Irma scenes? Donations dry up quickly and the media moves on to the next big story. Unfortunately, that’s when the people and communities affected by these storms get the least community support, but need it most.
MIAMI, September 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) announced today it is donating a total of $1.1 million to support Hurricane Irma relief efforts in Florida and the Caribbean. The company’s donation includes $500,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, $500,000 to local nonprofits focused on relief efforts in the immediate future, and $100,000 to International Medical Corps as that organization engages in relief efforts in the Caribbean.
Chase McKinney, a Wells Fargo team member and boat owner, joined other civilian rescuers in Houston after Hurricane Harvey.
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With barely a puddle in his own driveway and the human toll from Hurricane Harvey growing by the minute, Chase McKinney heeded the call from Houston police and Harris County and became a citizen rescuer. (YouTube: 1:48 minutes)