Hurricane Harvey

The Arbor Day Foundation’s Texas Community Tree Recovery Campaign Distributes Free Trees to Local Texas Residents Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Arbor Day Foundation program helps rebuild and beautify communities one tree at a time
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PORT ARANSAS, Texas, October 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation’s Texas Tree Recovery Campaign – a partnership between the Arbor Day Foundation, Texas Roadhouse and FedEx will distribute 1,000 new trees this year to homeowners in Port Aransas, Texas at the Old Town Festival on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until noon. The festival will be located at Port Aransas Community Center, 408 N. Alister St., Port Aransas, TX 78373. These new trees will be free of charge and help to replace trees damaged and destroyed by Hurricane Harvey.

The Arbor Day Foundation’s Texas Community Tree Recovery Campaign Partners With Praxair, TruGreen, FedEx, Texas A&M Forest Service, LMC/Embark and Memorial City Mall to Distribute Free Trees to Local Texas Residents Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Arbor Day Foundation program helps rebuild and beautify communities one tree at a time
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HOUSTON, October 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation’s Texas Tree Recovery Campaign will hold a tree distribution event in Houston, TX on Saturday, October 13, 2018, for homeowners to replace trees lost in Hurricane Harvey. This event is a partnership between the Arbor Day Foundation, Praxair, TruGreen, FedEx, Texas A&M Forest Service, LMC/Embark and Memorial City Mall will distribute 1,000 new trees to local residents from 9:00 a.m. until noon at The Lawn at Memorial City, 9755 ½ Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77024. These trees will be free of charge.

Lesson of Nature: Hurricane Harvey's Impact

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In 2017, it became painfully evident that climate change isn’t just coming, it’s already here. People and communities all over the world were reminded in the most brutal ways that the forces of nature, though necessary to life on Earth, can also be devastating. Multiple hurricanes of unprecedented power, earthquakes, fires and mudslides and other devastating events created chaos and crisis all over the world. However, times of crisis can be when the most inspiring human moments arise – when humanity shines brightest.

One Year After Hurricane Harvey: Dr. Pravda’s Story

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“Not knowing what the future was going to bring was really scary.” – Dr. Jay Pravda

After leaving his house by boat and seeing his office under water in a drone video, VSP Network Doctor Jay Pravda, O.D., was unsure of what the future would hold. “It was just an awful feeling not knowing where we were going to live, what I was going to do, and how we were going to pay for everything,” he said, reflecting on his angst after the storm.

Billy Cable - 2018 Aflac CSR Hero

During Hurricane Harvey, Billy and his son were able to help Lisa Bates and her family safely evacuate their home
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One year ago, Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, Texas, and led to historic flooding. Lisa Bates, an independent agent licensed to sell Aflac products, and her family – including her 10-month-old daughter – were stranded and in need of help.

With no power and little battery left on her phone, Lisa sent out a message on social media. Within minutes, hundreds responded from her Aflac family, including Billy Cable, 2018 Aflac #CSRHero and Aflac policyholder. Thanks to Billy and his son’s immediate response, Lisa and her family were able to evacuate their home safely.

Stronger, Better: A Year of Disaster and Resilience

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KEY TAKEWAYS

  1. We mobilized companywide to help employees, customers, and communities during 2017’s disasters.
  2. Comcast NBCUniversal helped generate over $130 million for recovery efforts in all these communities.
  3. We opened a full-time news bureau in Puerto Rico to report on the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria.
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KEY TAKEWAYS

  1. We mobilized companywide to help employees, customers, and communities during 2017’s disasters.
  2. Comcast NBCUniversal helped generate over $130 million for recovery efforts in all these communities.
  3. We opened a full-time news bureau in Puerto Rico to report on the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria.

Hurricane Prep Tips from Dell Disaster Response Volunteers

by Alicia Lopez, Latin America Giving/Global Disaster Relief Response Manager
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The 2018 hurricane season – which kicked off June 1 – is expected to be “near-or above-normal,” according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. As those who have been in a hurricane will tell you, nobody affected by Harvey or Irma or any other event will look at an approaching storm without profound anxiety.

VSP Global and GLAM4GOOD Join Forces to Expand Access to Critical Resources

Year-long effort brings vision care, eyewear, clothing and fashion accessories to communities in need
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RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., June 25, 2018 /3BL Media/– A charitable collaboration, first developed through Hurricane Harvey outreach, is now taking formal shape in a year-long effort to provide access to comprehensive eye exams, prescription glasses, beauty and fashion items where they are needed most.

Helping in Houston: Employees Step up Following Historic Hurricane

After Hurricane Harvey hit, Medtronic employees took action – including one man who put work on hold and rescued flood victims trapped in their homes.
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On one street, eerie silence. On another, people screaming for help.

And water everywhere.

Dodging submerged cars and picket fences, their boat’s propeller had already sustained damage. They knew it wouldn’t last much longer, but they had to keep going.

There were more families needing to be rescued.

Michael McDaniel is a Medtronic employee and a proud Texas-native. The 38-year old lives in Dallas with his wife and two children. But he grew up in Houston.

Xylem Volunteers Build Homes in Houston After Hurricane Harvey

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Last year, Hurricane Harvey caused widespread devastation, forcing thousands of people out of damaged homes in Texas. In December, 25 Xylem employees volunteered with Houston Habitat for Humanity, rebuilding homes that had suffered from flooding and water damage in the wake of the hurricane. Between December and the end of April 2018, Xylem will have sent more than 100 volunteers to work with Houston Habitat for Humanity.

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