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Quakes to Coronavirus: Red Cross Delivers Relief With Help From FedEx

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Pictured in the photo accompanying this post is American Red Cross Regional Executive Lee Feliciano in Puerto Rico. Lee is surrounded by communications and IT equipment, delivered by FedEx through donated shipping services provided year-round. The equipment pictured was used by the Red Cross in their relief response to the earthquakes earlier this year.

For many years FedEx has provided donated shipping services to the Red Cross to help transport various items including communications and IT equipment in preparation for and in response to disasters.

Bacardi Helps Produce Hand Sanitizers With Change in Production

The world’s largest premium rum distillery partners with Olein Refinery to combat shortage of product in Puerto Rico
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CATAÑO, Puerto Rico, March 19, 2020 /3BL Media/ – A shift in production by Bacardi at the world’s largest premium rum distillery is helping supply ethanol required to produce the much needed hand sanitizers that are in high demand as a result of COVID-19. The Bacardi Corporation distillery in Cataño, Puerto Rico, where more than 80% of the company’s rums are produced, has partnered with Puerto Rico based manufacturer Olein Refinery to provide raw materials that will enable the production of more than 1.7M units of 10-ounce hand sanitizer.

Introducing Distrito T-Mobile: Un-carrier Deepens Commitment to Puerto Rico with 10-Year Investment in New Entertainment Complex

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What's the news

T-Mobile is deepening its commitment to Puerto Rico, landing exclusive naming rights for Distrito T-Mobile, a massive, new entertainment complex in San Juan. Opening in April 2020, Distrito T-Mobile will serve up incredible concerts, movies, games, dining and so much more to the people of Puerto Rico for the next decade! 

Why it matters

While Verizon remains absent and AT&T exits the island, T-Mobile is all-in on its support for the people of Puerto Rico as the community rebuilds and re-emerges stronger than ever.

Who it's for

The people of Puerto Rico.

Press Release

What's the news

T-Mobile is deepening its commitment to Puerto Rico, landing exclusive naming rights for Distrito T-Mobile, a massive, new entertainment complex in San Juan. Opening in April 2020, Distrito T-Mobile will serve up incredible concerts, movies, games, dining and so much more to the people of Puerto Rico for the next decade! 

Why it matters

While Verizon remains absent and AT&T exits the island, T-Mobile is all-in on its support for the people of Puerto Rico as the community rebuilds and re-emerges stronger than ever.

Who it's for

The people of Puerto Rico.

Wells Fargo Foundation Donates $100,000 to Earthquake Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico

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SAN FRANCISCO, January 31, 2020 /3BL Media/ -The Wells Fargo Foundation today announced a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross for ongoing relief efforts across Puerto Rico in the aftermath of a series of earthquakes. The American Red Cross is providing shelter, food, health and mental health services and other urgent basic needs to local communities as they work to recover from the earthquakes and many aftershocks.

FedEx Team Donates Transportation of Earthquake Relief to Puerto Rico

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In response to the recent earthquakes in Puerto Rico, FedEx is donating transportation of 46 pallets of hygiene kits provided by International Medical Corps and Heart to Heart International.

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Taking Action to Make a Global Impact

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Following the devastating wildfires in Australia and powerful earthquakes that shook Puerto Rico last week, we're taking action to make a global impact through our international partnerships as well as nonprofit organizations Afya Foundation and ADRA (Adventist Development and Relief Agency).

Helping Puerto Rico recover from earthquakes

Last week, Puerto Rico was hit with a 5.2 magnitude earthquake, following a 6.4 magnitude earthquake it experienced just days before. The island has been experiencing hundreds of smaller quakes during the past few weeks.

The UPS Foundation Contributes an Initial $500,000 in Funding and Logistics Support for Relief Efforts in Australia, Puerto Rico and The Philippines

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The UPS Foundation, which leads the global citizenship programs for UPS, announced today it is providing support to preeminent relief organizations bringing life-saving supplies and services to areas in Australia, Puerto Rico and the Philippines impacted by wildfires, earthquakes and the eruption of the Taal Volcano.  

How Bacardi and Mercy Corps Help Caribbean Businesses like Kaffeina Recover

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Small businesses are at the heart any community and their success feeds into the economic development of their neighborhood. That’s why, more than two years after the devastating hurricane season that included Hurricanes Maria and Irma, Bacardi and Mercy Corp continue to support the recovery of small and medium-sized businesses in the Caribbean. Among them is Kaffeina, a small bistro with European Caribbean influences located in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico.

JetBlue Helps Rebuild Puerto Rico with Habitat Restoration

By Roya Sabri
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Two years ago, Puerto Rico made the news after Hurricane Maria swept through the commonwealth, causing thousands of deaths and destroying homes and infrastructure. Puerto Rico’s plight stayed in the news because of insufficient disaster relief.

Here's How JetBlue Is Helping to Restore Puerto Rico's Marine Habitats

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As Puerto Rico’s largest airline, JetBlue is committed to helping restore the island after the devastation of Hurricane Maria in 2017.  JetBlue’s latest project in its100x35JetBlue initiative, which honors the popular reference to Puerto Rico’s 100×35 mile size and outlines the airline’s commitment over 100 days – and beyond – to launch 35 initiatives to support the island, is now underway.

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