How 211 helped people keep their homes after the pandemic threw them out of work
When COVID-19 threw millions out of work, threatening their ability to feed and house their families, specialists at NC 211 were there to help.
People can call, text or email 211 across the country to find support for housing and utility assistance and other social services. In 2019, the service’s representatives answered nearly 12 million calls. Because of the pandemic, the agency expects that number to double in 2020.
Funds will help ensure that all students now have online access
CHARLOTTE, N.C., January 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The Duke Energy Foundation has awarded Copeland Elementary School in Surry County, N.C., a $10,000 Duke Energy Renewables grant to fund the purchase of Chromebooks for students.
Booz Allen Hamilton founders Edwin Booz and Jim Allen believed that the values of corporate and individual citizenship make our communities better for all. Today, the firm is building on that vision by investing in social innovation and partnering with organizations that share Booz Allen’s values.
IRVING, Texas, December 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Vistra's retail electricity brand, Ambit Energy, announced that its non-profit organization, Ambit Cares, is donating $180,000 to Feeding America®, the nation’s largest organization dedicated to fighting domestic hunger through a network of food banks. These funds will help to provide vitally needed food to people who have been affected by the pandemic.
Herbalife Nutrition’s VP of Global Government Affairs, Randall Popelka, discussed how the pandemic has impacted hunger in the US.
It is estimated that up to 132 million more people than previously projected could go hungry by the end of 2020 as the pandemic affects food supply chains, damages economies, and devastates communities. The global need for hunger support far outpaces the world's ability to meet the demand. Collaboration between nonprofit organizations, corporations, government, and NGOs is vital to help those in need get the nutrition they require to thrive.
By Sheri Byrne-Haber, accessibility architect and Power of Difference (POD) co-lead for @VMware Disability
December 3rd was the 28th International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Started by the United Nations, the goal is to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society. It also aims to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.
It’s no surprise that COVID-19 changed—and accelerated—most organizations’ IT plans. As a result, technology executives are increasing their investments in digital technologies. They’re also speeding up what were once multi-year technology plans.
Although the pandemic fallout has been the focal point of markets and politicians, climate risk remains important.
By Director of Asset Allocation Strategy Daniel Phillips, CFA
Over the next five years, climate risk will continue to translate into market risk, as policymakers will come under pressure to preserve environmental progress and retool economies in a more sustainable way.