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International Paper - Giving Back to Those Affected by Hurricane Ida

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Our team in Orange, Texas, is giving back to individuals recently affected by Hurricane Ida.

The team is donating multiple pallets of water, alongside community-gathered personal care items, to assist with recovery efforts in Louisiana communities. They make us #ProudtobeIP.

Alliant Energy Crews Continue to Assist With Power Restoration in Louisiana

by Andrew Pearce
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NEW ORLEANS, Iowa (KWWL) -- After arriving in Louisiana last week, Alliant Energy crews have helped restore power to thousands in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.

Alliant Energy posted on Facebook that their crews joined over 27,000 workers from 41 states.

Walmart, Sam's Club and the Walmart Foundation Announce Winter Weather Response Efforts To Help Those Affected by Recent Storms

Up to $1 million in cash and product committed to support relief efforts in Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana and Mississippi
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BENTONVILLE, Ark. Feb. 22, 2021 /3BL Media/– With the catastrophic storms, power outages and water shortages affecting Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana and Mississippi, Walmart, Sam’s Club and the Walmart Foundation are committing up to $1 million in cash and in-kind product donations to help with response efforts. 

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E23: Chris Tyson, Build Baton Rouge

Building Equitable, Resilient, and Prosperous Cities
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Chris Tyson, President & CEO of Build Baton Rouge, joins host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly to share about the redevelopment authority’s mission to bring together people and resources to promote equitable investment, innovative development, and thriving communities across Baton Rouge.

Furry Friends Not Forgotten by FedEx

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Whenever there is a mega-disaster, like the recent category 4 hurricane Laura that hit the gulf coast of the U.S., FedEx reaches out to the disaster relief organizations we support year round to see if they may have a special need where FedEx can help.

While we focus on delivering humanitarian aid – to help people impacted by the disaster – we also know that many animals are often displaced and in need of shelter and care. These animals include people’s pets…our furry friends.

International Paper Helping to Deliver Nutrition in Louisiana

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BOGALUSA, La., April 20, 2020 /3BL Media/– International Paper (NYSE: IP) is taking action to address critical needs in the communities in which its employee live and work during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. One of the world’s leading producers of renewable, fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper has donated 21,500 corrugated boxes to Louisiana food banks, which are providing food to the increasing number of people experiencing job loss or furlough during the pandemic lockdown.

Baton Rouge Chamber Announces Diversity Star Award Recipients

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BATON ROUGE, La., May 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ — The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) announced recipients of its inaugural Diversity Star Award at its sold-out Diversity in Business luncheon. Civil Solutions Consulting Group received the award for the small business category, and Republic Services of Baton Rouge received the award for the large business category.

All Hands on Deck: Employees Team up to Assist Flood Victims

Medtronic Young Professionals partner with All Hands - an international disaster relief organization. Together, they helped those in Louisiana following devastating floods.
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Donning a hooded protective jumpsuit, ventilation mask and heavy work gloves – only her smiling eyes are visible as she raises a 20-pound sledge hammer high above her head.

“Not your average day of work,” said Kelli Gutow as she smashes through a wall of mold-infested beams.

Kelli is one of 15 Medtronic employees who recently spent a week volunteering with All Hands Volunteers to provide disaster relief efforts for residents in Denham Springs, Louisiana.

Finding Their 'Forever Homes': Louisiana Sets Record for Adoptions as More Families Take in Siblings, Multiple Children

By Grace Toohey, The Advocate
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For the first time at Bradley Lirette’s Thanksgiving table, he was surrounded by his five children — none of whom he could call his own just four years ago.

Lirette adopted three children — a set of siblings 12, 13 and 18 years old — from foster care in 2016, adding to his already growing family. Three years earlier, he had adopted a pair of siblings, who are now 12 and 17 years old.

Included at the table were the children’s biological parents, Lirette’s ex- and current partner, who have both helped parent the children, and Lirette's own extended family.

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