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Walmart Announces $5 million Commitment for Hurricane Maria Relief

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation commit up to $5 million in cash and product to assist Puerto Rico with recovery efforts
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BENTONVILLE, Ark., September 28, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Walmart has committed $5 million in support of  Hurricane Maria relief efforts. This builds on the commitments previously announced by Walmart and the Walmart Foundation totaling $35 million to support 2017 hurricane assistance in response to Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.

Food Companies Support Social Issues Despite Profit Pressures - CSR Minute

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The food industry is facing unprecedented pressure to change its practices and strategies, and boost its bottom lines. But behind the headlines about thin profit margins, cutthroat competition, changing consumer tastes, and technological disruption, the largest food companies are addressing social issues. Some examples:

Anti-Slavery Organization International Justice Mission Announces Grant From Walmart Foundation to Address Human Trafficking in Thai Fishing Industry

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BANGKOK, September 22, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Today International Justice Mission (IJM), the world’s largest international anti-slavery organization, announced support from the Walmart Foundation to address human trafficking, also known as modern slavery, in the Thai fishing industry.

Walmart Announces a New Customer Campaign to Assist with 2017 U.S. Hurricane Relief

For a second time, Walmart will match customer donations two-to-one with additional cash and product donations of up to $10 million
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BENTONVILLE, Ark., September 11, 2017/3BL Media/ – In response to the severe weather impacting the country, Walmart is committing up to $10 million in additional support for 2017 U.S. hurricane relief efforts. This will bring the total committed by Walmart to hurricane relief efforts this year to $30 million, building on the support provided in response to Hurricane Harvey that hit the Gulf region two-and-a-half weeks ago.

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation Announce at Least $1 Million Toward Hurricane Irma Relief and Recovery

Donations and needed supplies to assist organizations leading Irma’s relief efforts.
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BENTONVILLE, Ark., September 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ - In anticipation of Hurricane Irma, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have made a commitment to provide support for relief efforts through cash and product donations of at least $1 million to organizations helping in response.

Jobs for Unemployed Veterans

After 18 years in the Army, Jeff was medically retired and having the all-too-common experience of struggling to find work after service. The happy ending began when social media connected him with one of his former soldiers who was a manager at Walmart.
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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, just over 7,000 -- 4.5 percent of the 164,000 veterans in Oklahoma's work force -- are unemployed. But there's another 152,000 veterans who aren't considered in the work force, which means they're either not looking for jobs, or have given up looking.

"I would like to see us do better," said State Senator Frank Simpson, "because I think military people bring some unique skills with them that maybe their civilian counterparts don't have."

Why This Walmart Associate Wants You to Start With #HelloMyNameIs

By Chris Pointon, Walmart Supply Chain Projects Manager, Asda House
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“Hello, my name is….” It’s a phrase made up of only four words.

It takes very little time to say – it’s an easy way to begin a conversation. Yet, when people say these words, they can have such a big impact.

My late wife, Kate, started the #HelloMyNameIs campaign in 2013 while living with terminal cancer. As a medic herself, she had become frustrated with nurses and doctors who never introduced themselves to her before providing medical care. 

Five Lessons from Walmart’s CSR Strategy Efforts

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“We think of ourselves as social change strategists,” explained Gayatri Agnew, Director of Career Opportunity at the Walmart Foundation, distinguishing the aspirations for her role from those typically expected of corporate foundation program officers or grants administrators.

Growing Beyond Europe, Korona Candles Lights Up U.S.

Poland – 4,630 miles away – is an unexpected place for a U.S. manufacturing success story to begin. But in the small city of Wieluń is where the story of Korona Candles started in 1992.
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Today, a new chapter is being written in Dublin, Virginia, at the company’s first production facility in the States.

Back in Poland, the company started the manual production of candles with a team of about 20 workers and several basic machines. It was very labor intensive, Agnieszka Fafara, the company’s president and CEO, explained.

Congressman Helps Sleeping Bag Factory ‘Exxel’ at Creating U.S. Jobs

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The chief executive officer of Exxel Outdoors swam against the tide of manufacturers moving their businesses overseas – a calculated risk that has led to continued success over the last 17 years at a sleeping bag factory in rural Alabama.

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