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Comcast NBCUniversal Supports Hurricane Michael Relief Efforts in Florida

Press Release

PANAMA CITY, Fla., October 31, 2018 /3BL Media/ - In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, which devastated parts of the Florida Panhandle and surrounding areas, Comcast NBCUniversal has committed to provide $700,000 to support relief efforts, including cash and in-kind contributions.  

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Helps Orca to Expand ‘Living Lagoon’ Program to St. Lucie County to Promote Water Improvement in the Indian River Lagoon

Clean water partnership expands experiential education program to more students on Florida’s Treasure Coast
Press Release

Marysville, OH, October 30, 2018 /3BL Media/ — The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and Ocean Research & Conservation Association (ORCA) today announced a new Living Lagoon School Program partnership. The partnership will expand access to hands-on programs for middle-school students living near the Indian River Lagoon in Florida’s Treasure Coast region. The Living Lagoon program engages students with hands-on environmental education that helps address impairment issues along the lagoon while inspiring the next generation of stewards for Florida's waterways.

Walmart, Walmart Foundation, Sam’s Club and Foundation For The Carolinas Announce $2.5 million to Assist with Hurricane Michael Relief and Recovery

Donations and needed supplies to assist organizations leading Michael relief efforts
Press Release

BENTONVILLE, Ark., October 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ – In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Michael, Walmart, Sam’s Club, and the Walmart Foundation are committing up to $1.5 million of cash and in-kind support for relief and recovery. In addition, $1 million from the Walmart 2018 Hurricane Relief Fund held at Foundation For The Carolinas will support Red Cross efforts for those most impacted in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.   

Duke Energy Foundation Awards Florida Nonprofits More Than $500,000 in Grants to Enhance Access to the Arts, Promote Diversity

Company invests more than $504,000 in 55 arts and culture nonprofit agencies to enhance community vitality
Press Release

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla, October 1, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Strengthening communities by promoting diversity and increasing access to the arts is among the many ways the Duke Energy Foundation proudly supports Florida. Grants totaling $504,568 have been awarded to 55 nonprofit organizations within the company's service territory.

Duke Energy's support is helping organizations fulfill their missions across the state. Top grant recipients include philanthropic programs that encourage Hispanic business development, access to the arts, filmmaking and community development.

The Arbor Day Foundation’s Hurricane Tree Recovery Campaign Marks 1st Anniversary Celebrating More Than 1.1 Million Trees Distributed and Planted

The Arbor Day Foundation continues toward 5 million-tree goal on public and private lands in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, restoring lost tree canopies
Press Release

LINCOLN, Neb., October 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation’s hurricane tree recovery campaign has marked its first anniversary, planting more than 1.1 million trees since the program’s inception following the hurricane devastation in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. The initiative has engaged and mobilized public and private partners including Verizon, Texas Roadhouse, FedEx, Enterprise, Praxair, NASCAR and Comcast.

Carnival Elation Captain and Crew Recognized With Afras Humanitarian Assistance Award

Acknowledges incredible bravery for daring maritime rescue of a fishing boat during Hurricane Irma
Press Release

WASHINGTON, September 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Captain Gaetano Gigliotti and the crew of the cruise ship Carnival Elation have been recognized with the Cruise Line Humanitarian Assistance Award from the Association for Rescue at Sea (AFRAS), an organization whose mission is to provide worldwide support and assistance to volunteer maritime rescue services and recognize and honor extraordinary maritime rescues.

Wells Fargo Joins Origis Energy USA to Expand Clean Energy Supply for Florida

52-MWac FL Solar 5 project to produce low-cost, renewable electricity for Reedy Creek Improvement District
Press Release

NEW YORK, August 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) announced it has committed the capital in construction debt, as well as the tax-equity funding of $35 million for the new solar generation facility, known as FL Solar 5 in Orange County, Florida. This solar facility will include half a million solar panels and will also reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 57,000 tons per year. That’s the annual equivalent of removing 9,300 automobiles from the roads.

Hallmark Responds in Times of Need: Disaster Relief 2017

Article

2017 was one of the costliest years for natural disasters in U.S. history. From flooding to wildfires, hurricanes and tornadoes, the need for assistance across the country was greater than ever. Hallmark and its businesses supported several disaster response efforts, contributing nearly $150,000 through corporate and employee gifts as well as contributions collected in Hallmark Gold Crown stores.

Duke Energy Foundation Empowers Florida Students, Teachers and Workforce Through $1.56 Million in Grants

Summary: 
  • 2018 education grants to benefit 46 organizations
  • Gift doubled with matching funds from state of Florida's School District Education Foundation
Press Release
  • 2018 education grants to benefit 46 organizations
  • Gift doubled with matching funds from state of Florida's School District Education Foundation

How Sea Oats Make Beautiful Beaches Possible

With their deep roots, sea oats protect sand dunes and the beaches we enjoy
Blog

As enchanting as coastal sea oats look, their golden tassels dancing in the ocean breeze from Florida’s Panhandle to North Carolina’s Outer Banks, what lies hidden beneath the sand is even more magical.

The roots of this dainty-looking grass extend as deep as 5 feet below the surface, and literally anchor the dunes in place.

For the fragile barrier islands, sea oats are the first line of defense.

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