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)
Unleashing the power of long-term support through employee giving & matching gifts
About 70 to 80 percent of money donated in the wake of a disaster goes to immediate relief efforts. While those efforts are important, ensuring long-term support is crucial to effectively helping affected communities rebuild and fully recover.
How can businesses most effectively ensure long-term support for those affected by major disasters like Hurricane Harvey and Irma?
Wells Fargo banker with a boat joins Houston rescuers after Hurricane Harvey
Chase McKinney knew Hurricane Harvey had been devastating, but he didn’t know just how bad the situation was until he made the short drive from his home up U.S. Highway 59 in Houston and saw folks wading in chest-high water and cars bobbing like apples on the exit ramps below.
Turning his car around, the business development manager for Wells Fargo Dealer Services returned to his home in Sugarland, a suburb of southeast Houston, where there wasn’t even a puddle of water in his driveway.
JACKSON, Mich., Sept. 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ - More than 200 Consumers Energy employees and contract personnel are headed from Michigan to Florida to assist local electric companies preparing for Hurricane Irma’s landfall by late this weekend.
Consumers Energy crews, including lineworkers, damage assessors, safety personnel and other field employees departed the company’s Jackson Service Center on Thursday.