COVID-19

MTV, Comedy Central & Other ViacomCBS Brands Launch Social Distancing Campaign #AloneTogether

By Erik Pedersen
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It’s the new normal — for now, at least — and ViacomCBS’ Entertainment & Youth Brands are teaming to raise awareness about social distancing.

MTV, Comedy Central, Paramount Network, CMT and VH1 have joined forces with the Ad Council for #AloneTogether, a national campaign to promote safety and unity in the coronavirus era. Watch the first PSA above.

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Preventing a Double Recession for Nonprofits: 5 Things You Can Do to Meet Urgent Needs

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Driven by a desire to lend a helping hand, the “hands-on” world of volunteer service connects people to help each other meet community challenges. These on-the-ground organizations are powered by people, comprised of community leaders who know the specific needs and strengths of their community.

But in this new “hands-off” world of social distancing, volunteering in person has come to an abrupt halt.

Hormel Foods Reports on Its COVID-19 Actions and Community Support; Company Pledges $1 Million to Hunger-Relief Causes

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AUSTIN, Minn., March 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Hormel Foods, a global branded food company (NYSE: HRL), has taken prudent action to protect its global workforce of 20,000 team members and stakeholders during the COVID-19 outbreak. In addition, the company announced its pledge of $1 million in cash and product donations for hunger relief and food insecurity as a result of this crisis.

National Grid Commits $500,000 to Assist Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island Families Impacted by COVID-19

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March 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ - National Grid is directing $500,000 to support customers affected by the health impacts, financial hardships and disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will provide immediate relief to families and individuals in need and bolster efforts by local organizations to assist communities across Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island.

Albertsons Companies and the Albertsons Companies Foundation Pledge $3 Million and Launch Major Fundraiser to Fight Hunger During COVID-19 Crisis

Funds will be used to provide meals to school children, seniors, and others financially impacted or isolated individuals during this time. Funds will also help Albertsons Associates who are home-bound, losing income, or otherwise affected.
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BOISE, Idaho, March 19, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Albertsons Companies and Albertsons Companies Foundation have announced a pledge of $3 million and the launch of a major fundraiser to help feed families in need during the COVID-19 crisis.

HP Response to COVID‐19

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To our valued customers & partners,

As a business community, we are all focused on managing the unprecedented Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation with both urgency and a deep sense of care. I know our teams have been in regular contact with you, and I’m personally reaching out to express my support for your teams during this difficult period.

Times like these remind us all what’s most important in our lives, and HP is here to support you in any way we can. Like you, we are closely following guidance from public health authorities to mitigate risk.

Metlife Foundation to Donate $1 Million to Food Banks across the U.S. to Help Those Impacted by Coronavirus

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NEW YORK, March 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ – MetLife Foundation announced today that it has committed to donating $1 million to food banks across the U.S. to help them deal with increased demand for their services as a result of coronavirus. 

Food banks face the challenge of getting shelf-stable food into people’s homes as quickly as possible, especially now that vulnerable populations such as the elderly have been advised to practice social distancing. In addition, food banks face greater need from families with children who no longer have access to meals at schools. 

The Agnelli Family and Its Companies Respond to the COVID-19 Emergency

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In response to the COVID-19 emergency, the Agnelli Family and its Companies have put in place a series of measures, in coordination with the Italian Civil Protection Department, to support the Italian national health service in its care of the sick and to provide assistance to those who currently require it, or who will do so in the future.

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Together, We Can “Flatten the Curve”

A global movement fueled by collective action
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Benevity Founder and CEO, Bryan de Lottinville:

By now, you’ve probably received at least a hundred emails from the companies you do business with outlining the measures they are taking to maintain business during this time, and the precautions they are implementing to help stem the spread of COVID-19. Open and transparent communication is absolutely essential at a time like this, and we have done the same

And we want to convey a different message as well.

Ecocentricity Blog: COVID-19

By: John A. Lanier
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John Lanier has decided to write his weekly Ecocentricity blog about the COVID-19 virus, and the reason is simple - He's an environmentalist because of his love for humanity, and the actions that we all take now in response to this virus can save human lives.

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John Lanier has decided to write his weekly Ecocentricity blog about the COVID-19 virus, and the reason is simple - He's an environmentalist because of his love for humanity, and the actions that we all take now in response to this virus can save human lives.

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