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The UPS Foundation Links Advanced Tracking Technology with Global Humanitarian Relief Efforts

Program with UNHCR enables faster and more accurate distribution of supplies to refugee camps
Press Release

ATLANTA, April 1, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The UPS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of UPS (NYSE: UPS), today announced the launch of the UPS Relief Link program to help improve the lives of displaced refugees around the world through optimized distribution and tracking of critical supplies in crisis-affected areas.

The Logistics of Relief

A UPSer Recalls Her Visit to Dadaab, the World’s Largest Refugee Camp
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Esther Ndichu | UPS 

From the air, Dadaab doesn’t appear — it slowly comes into focus. The huge empty expanse of red dust looks like a terracotta platter dotted with pepper. As you draw closer, the black specks grow and change color, and the bare platter fills, resembling a generous helping of githeri, the beans and maize dish that is a Kenyan staple.

When Tragedy Strikes Home, Major Leaguers Come Together to Respond

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Major Leaguers care about the places where they play and live, and, on Sunday, November 30, several players joined Newtown, Connecticut native and Boston Red Sox pitching prospect, Matt Barnes help provide area youth with a diversion as the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was approaching.

Safeway's Help Us End Hunger Holiday Campaign

Making a difference — we need your support to help even more people than last year
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Every year, Safeway promotes the spirit of giving to help make the holidays brighter for people who rely on the assistance of food banks. In 2013, our Help Us End Hunger food drive led to the donation of over 630,000 bags of food to local food banks. This year, we want to exceed that number to increase our impact in our communities — but we need your help!

Once again, Safeway is joining forces with our shoppers, local food banks, broadcast partners and Kraft Foods in the Help Us End Hunger food drive. Food donations will be collected through December 25 at most of our stores.

Ebola Outbreak Coordination Call with CDC Response Leader

Call will Provide Updated Information on the Humanitarian Response and the Efforts to Contain the Disease
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center (CCC) will host a conference call on Friday, September 26 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Chrysler Group Volunteer Program Revs Up to Drive Social Change

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  • Chrysler Group partners with Stop Hunger Now for employee volunteer effort to create 70,000 meal packages to support school feeding programs and crisis relief in Brazil
  • Newly named ‘Motor Citizens’ volunteer program gives 18,000 Chrysler Group salaried employees time off to ‘Be an Engine for Change’ in their communities
  • Chrysler Group dealers enhance community involvement efforts with addition of online toolkit
Press Release
  • Chrysler Group partners with Stop Hunger Now for employee volunteer effort to create 70,000 meal packages to support school feeding programs and crisis relief in Brazil
  • Newly named ‘Motor Citizens’ volunteer program gives 18,000 Chrysler Group salaried employees time off to ‘Be an Engine for Change’ in their communities
  • Chrysler Group dealers enhance community involvement efforts with addition of online toolkit

It IS About Logistics: How FedEx Integrates Community Engagement Into Its Core Operations

by Jackie Norris, Executive Director and Yvonne Siu Turner, Senior Manager, Corporate Resources and Programs, Points of Light Corporate Institute
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The following is a guest post by Jackie Norris, Executive Director and Yvonne Siu Turner, Senior Manager, Corporate Resources and Programs, Points of Light Corporate Institute. It first appeared on the CSRwire Blog

Helping Communities When Emergencies Strike

TransCanada donates $8,000 towards emergency trailer project in Nebraska/Southwest Iowa Region
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A toothbrush, a blanket, a bed, a bandage — things most of us take for granted. But with the unpredictable nature of most emergencies, basic life necessities are often difficult to find when people need them the most.

As a community member, with many staff living and working in the Omaha area, TransCanada has seen first-hand when people are ripped from their homes due to emergencies, such as wildfires, tornadoes, flash floods and blizzards.

Boeing and Company Employees Donate $100,000 for Mudslide Relief

Funds will go to local agencies helping the relief effort
Press Release

EVERETT, Wash., April 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced two donations totaling $100,000 to provide immediate aid and relief to victims of the deadly mudslide in Snohomish County.

The Employees Community Fund (ECF) of Boeing Puget Sound will give $25,000 to Cascade Valley Hospital in Arlington, Wash. This grant is being supplemented by an additional $75,000 donation from the company.

#DardenDigest: Working Together in the Face of Natural Disasters

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As is the case with all natural disasters, when a series of powerful tornadoes ripped through the Midwest, the American Red Cross was there to help. On November 17, severe storms and more than 50 tornadoes impacted Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky. These devastating storms, including two extremely powerful tornadoes, destroyed or damaged thousands of homes, closed roads and left more than 750,000 residents without power. 

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