COVID-19

Safe Water: Indispensable in the Fight Against Coronavirus

By Carol Kauffman Nowlin, corporate social responsibility manager, ScottsMiracle-Gro
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World Water Day occurs every year on March 22. It’s an opportunity to pause and acknowledge what we believe all year long––safe, unpolluted water is a cause worth fighting for. This year, we are thinking a lot about how necessary clean water is to our health.

Our environmental partners, working on the front lines all across the country to protect our water resources, are thinking about this too. Hear from two of these organizations’ leaders about their commitments to protecting Americans’ water and health during these extraordinary times:

WEBINAR: Supporting the Social Sector Through Virtual Pro Bono Programming

Taproot Foundation hosts a webinar on April 1 exploring how companies can continue delivering their pro bono programs virtually
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We’re facing unprecedented challenges globally as we confront the coronavirus, and we’re leaning on the social sector to continue providing services that our communities need. Even though in-person employee engagement programming at companies is uncertain right now, we’re hearing from so many that they want to step up and support their nonprofit beneficiaries through these harrowing times.

In this webinar, Taproot Foundation will guide practitioners through virtual pro bono programming and why it’s so critical in our current climate. We’ll cover:

Message from VMware CEO on COVID-19

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This is an extraordinary time, and we are all concerned about the health and safety of family and friends,  as we navigate a rapidly-evolving situation. Our hearts go out to everyone around the world impacted, either directly or indirectly, by COVID-19. It’s a moment for us to come together as never before.

Bayer Partners with U.S. Government on Major Product Donation to Fight Coronavirus

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WHIPPANY, N.J, March 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- Bayer has announced it is joining the U.S. Government's fight against COVID-19 with a donation of 3 million tablets of the drug Resochin (chloroquine phosphate).

Fifth Third Commits $8.75 Million to Address Effects of COVID-19

Philanthropic funds to focus on relief, recovery and resiliency efforts
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CINCINNATI, March 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Fifth Third today announced an $8.75 million philanthropic commitment to help address the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds from the Fifth Third Foundation and the Fifth Third Chicagoland Foundation will be deployed to meet the immediate and long-term needs of the communities served by Fifth Third Bank.

Don't Throw Out That Food!

With MealConnect, companies can help feed the hungry and stop fresh food from being thrown in the trash.
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By Rena Sarigianopoulos

We're seeing it happen in real time. Restaurants are closing or reducing operations to take out only. Corporate cafeterias abandoned as employees work from home, and hotels that have no guests, but still have all that fresh food.

"It allows them a free and easy way to connect with hunger relief agencies that can pick up that food within a very short window so they're not paying for transportation, and they can get that food out to those most in need in a pretty quick turnaround time," says Mary Jane Melendez with General Mills.

Collaborative Action to Combat COVID-19

By David Yee, Associate, CEO Engagement, CECP
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In CECP’s 2020 Look Ahead blog, our annual examination the corporate social engagement field, Collaborative Action was one of five themes for the upcoming year. CECP noted that in seeking to address time-sensitive global issues, companies will move quickly together for mutual benefit.

United Helps Volunteers Fly Home in Response to COVID-19

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A charitable organization we’ve worked extensively with in the past, All Hands and Hearts, has shut down their global operations due to COVID-19 and are scrambling to return volunteers home to the U.S.

Supporting the Ecosystem of Good® During Uncertain Times

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During this unprecedented time, social good organizations, like nearly all industries globally, are adjusting their strategies and day-to-day operations for the impacts of COVID-19. Our top priorities at Blackbaud are ensuring the safety of our employees and their families and supporting our customers in their missions, which for many are especially critical during this time. 

Alliant Energy Donates $100,000 to COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Funding benefits non-profits and assists community needs
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – March 20, 2020 – /3BL Media/ - Alliant Energy (NASDAQ: LNT) is donating $100,000 to the coronavirus (COVID-19) relief efforts in Iowa and Wisconsin through its foundation. The immediate support will benefit non-profit organizations and directly assist community needs in response to the crisis. These efforts support Alliant Energy’s core value of safety and assures the well-being of customers, employees and communities. 

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