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Guest Post: Timberland PRO Team Leaves Service Footprint at Children’s Home in Puerto Rico

By: Jason Blades, Community Service Manager
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I recently had the opportunity to visit Puerto Rico to help the Timberland PRO team plan and execute a two-day service event in conjunction with its spring sales meeting. Moved by the devastation caused by last fall’s Hurricane Maria and eager to make a difference, the PRO team decided to change its usual regional meetings and meet as one national team in Puerto Rico. Community service is core to Timberland’s DNA, so it’s not unusual for us to build service into key company events such as sales meetings, vendor summits, and more.

LA Galaxy Donates $10,000 to United Way of Santa Barbara County in Support of Thomas Fire & Flood Fund

Galaxy meets with Thomas Fire and Mudslide first responders prior to preseason match vs. Fresno FC in Santa Barbara, Calif.
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AEG’s LA Galaxy recently donated $10,000 to United Way of Santa Barbara County in support of the Thomas Fire & Flood Fund following the severe aftermath of the wildfires and flooding that affected the Santa Barbara area in December 2017.

In addition to the team’s donation, the Galaxy hosted 75 first responders and individuals affected by the natural disaster for a private meet-and-greet with the entire first-team roster and coaching staff prior to the Galaxy vs. FC Fresno preseason match at Harder Stadium in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Astellas USA Foundation in 2017 - A Year of Making a Difference

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From the young girl who gets to attend a science camp for free, to the family stranded in a shelter after a hurricane, to the sick child and his family aboard a Miracle Flight, on their way to receive specialized medical care. These are just some of the people Astellas USA Foundation helped in 2017 through partnerships and grants – and there are many more. Behind every grant, volunteer activity or funded event are people, all of whom were helped by Astellas USA Foundation.

Duke Energy Uses Drones to Restore Power in Puerto Rico

Drones are able to traverse mountains and ravines not accessible by foot
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More than 220 Duke Energy workers have been working to restore power in Puerto Rico since January, and they have found a new way to string lines and navigate the challenging mountain terrain: drones.

Workers are scouring the island for broken poles and downed power lines that, in some places, are buried under five months’ worth of overgrown vegetation after Hurricane Maria left the electrical system in pieces in October.

Rebuilding Together and Albertsons Companies Foundation Partner to Rebuild Communities Affected by Recent Wildfires and Hurricanes

Customers and employees donate $1.6 million towards organization's long-term recovery efforts
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Rebuilding Together, the leading home and community revitalization national non-profit organization, today announced a $1.6 million donation from Albertsons Companies Foundation to support long-term recovery efforts for underserved residents affected by California wildfires and Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

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Rebuilding Together, the leading home and community revitalization national non-profit organization, today announced a $1.6 million donation from Albertsons Companies Foundation to support long-term recovery efforts for underserved residents affected by California wildfires and Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Vetiver Together: Improving the Lives of Vetiver Farming Communities in Haiti

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Smoky and sweet, calming and grounding, vetiver is used in a variety of fine and consumer fragrances as well as in teas and other foodstuffs. As one of the most prominent and sought after crops in Haiti, it is also a staple to the Haitian economy and vital to smallholder farmers, their families and their surrounding communities.

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Duke Energy's Commitment to Florida Communities Amplified by More than $5 Million of Grant Funding in 2017

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Includes $1M for Hurricane Irma relief across Florida and $1M in resources for United Way Suncoast's Campbell Park initiative in St. Petersburg.

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Includes $1M for Hurricane Irma relief across Florida and $1M in resources for United Way Suncoast's Campbell Park initiative in St. Petersburg.

Duke Energy Sending Additional Personnel, Resources to Accelerate Power Restoration in Puerto Rico

Company assisting industry efforts to deploy equipment, supplies and manpower to expedite rebuilding work across island
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., January 4, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Duke Energy is joining the U.S. utility industry effort to help rebuild electric infrastructure and restore power to the island of Puerto Rico, the U.S. territory hit hard by Hurricane Maria earlier this year, with hundreds of thousands of residents still without electricity. 

Timberland Employees Across the Country Engage in Holiday Giving

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This holiday season, global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland is focused not only on equipping shoppers with the latest in cold weather gear, but also with serving those in the community who are less fortunate. With the message “Made to Give” appearing in stores across the U.S., the brand engaged both employees and consumers in a variety of efforts to support communities in need.

Our Community Impact in 2017

A look back at how our support helped improve lives this year
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The holidays are a time for giving, and we’re thankful for the opportunity to strengthen our communities all year long. Whether through mentoring students, teaching digital skills that lead to higher-paying jobs, or supporting entrepreneurs working to make a difference in their community, our employees and our thousands of nonprofit partners are improving lives every day.

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