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International Paper donation to American Red Cross provides additional support beyond the company’s Annual Disaster Giving Program commitment
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MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 15, 2021 /3BL Media/ – International Paper (NYSE: IP), the world’s leading producer of renewable, fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper, has made a $170,000 donation to the American Red Cross to support year-round humanitarian relief efforts. The donation is above and beyond the company’s recurring $500,000 pledge to support the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP).

After the Storm: American Red Cross and FedEx Restore Martha's Vision in 24-hours

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Losing one’s eyeglasses in the wake of a destructive storm is disheartening for anyone and crippling for some. Thankfully, in Martha’s case, the American Red Cross was on hand after the storm. Putting to work their decades long collaboration with FedEx, they saw to it that Martha’s glasses were replaced overnight.

Country's Oldest Female WWII Veteran From Ludlow Receives New Roof

by: Katrina Kincade
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The oldest living World War II female veteran in the U.S. received a brand new roof on her Ludlow home as part of a veterans assistance program.

The Owens Corning Roof Deployment Project donates the material and Vista Home Improvement donated the labor.

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The Baker Hughes Foundation Contributes $250,000 to Support UNICEF COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

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HOUSTON and LONDON, May 27, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The Baker Hughes Foundation has announced a $250,000 grant to the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in support of its efforts to end the pandemic through equitable COVID-19 vaccine distribution and other support for the world’s most vulnerable populations.

FedEx Provides Lifesaving Supplies to Sick Children in Canada

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The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is Canada's most research-intensive hospital and the largest centre dedicated to improving children's health in the country. As part of the SickKids VS Limits Campaign, the hospital is working to overcome the limits on delivering seamless healthcare to every child, limits like geography, made all the more challenging by the pandemic.

FedEx Extends Support and Donates Second Charter Flight to Deliver Critical Aid to India

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HONG KONG, May 21, 2021 /3BL Media/ — FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, today announced the arrival of a second dedicated charter flight carrying critical medical aid to India. This is part of the company’s continuous relief efforts to support India’s fight against the recent COVID-19 surge.

Helping Nonprofits Fight the Pandemic in Global Communities

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For decades, FedEx has supported a number of local and global nonprofit organizations that specialize in helping underserved communities. Especially in times of disaster, when communities are recovering from hurricanes, floods, fires, earthquakes, volcanos, tsunamis and now, a global pandemic, FedEx – with more than 650 aircraft and 180,000 vehicles – comes alongside these agencies to help them reach these communities.

Lenovo Commitment to COVID-19 Relief in India

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As India struggles with the latest, brutal wave of COVID-19, Lenovo is supporting employees, partners, customers and friends in their efforts to stay safe.

Lenovo has committed INR 80 million (approximately US$1 million) towards COVID-19 relief to meet India’s short-term and long-term requirements, via the Lenovo Foundation.

Of this funding, INR 50 million will be donated in the form of medical equipment consisting of oxygen concentrators, refillable oxygen cylinders, invasive ventilators and oximeters are being donated to hospitals where the need is high.

Georgia-Pacific Helps Make Habitat for Humanity Home a Reality

By Danny Merrell
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Habitat for Humanity of Angelina County is putting the finishing touches on another new home for an area family in need.  According to Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Susan Robertson, the new home was built in about 6 months, thanks to area volunteers who invested countless number of hours to make the home a reality.

Urica Powell, the recipient of this latest endeavor, worked alongside the volunteers and contributed more than 400 hours of sweat equity.

Mastercard Commits $25 Million+ to Ensure Equitable Access to Vaccines Across the Globe, Partnering With Global Citizens VAX LIVE Campaign

Mastercard will also match donations made during the 'VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World' through May 16 up to $4 million; Citi Mastercard donations made through May 16 will be double matched up to $1 million
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COVID-19 has taken its toll in every region, every country and every community. The accessibility of vaccines and therapeutics are not ubiquitous across the globe, leaving vulnerable populations disadvantaged. Mastercard today announced a commitment of $25 million to help secure equitable access to and distribution of vaccines across the world.  

Today’s philanthropic commitment builds on the Mastercard’s support of the global health response to the pandemic through technology, data resources, philanthropic grants, fundraising as well as people to drive an inclusive recovery. 

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