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World Central Kitchen Supports Communities Following Multiple Disasters

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Disasters disproportionately affect underserved communities. Resources and basic necessities are already scarce day-to-day and are sure to be made worse when a natural disaster strikes. Organizations like World Central Kitchen (WCK), which provides fresh, nutritious meals to people in need, step in during these times of crisis.

“Disasters All Have the Same Backbone”

T‑Mobile Senior Disaster Recovery Manager Becky Romero keeps evolving the company’s response to challenges during hurricanes, wildfires and even a pandemic — because at any point, any of us could be affected.
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“Disasters all have the same backbone,” says Becky Romero. “They all have the same spine. They just have different arms and different feet. They have different limbs. And a wildfire is slightly different than a hurricane, which is 100 percent different than civil unrest, which is completely different than COVID, which is different than an earthquake, which is different than a volcano eruption. Different than the Texas winter storm that we had. The constant is the help needed.”

And for much of her career, Romero has supplied that help.

Animal Rescue Efforts Provide Care and Shelter Following Hurricane Ida

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On August 29, Hurricane Ida, a category 4 storm, struck the Louisiana gulf coast and caused massive destruction, flooding, and power outages. For animal welfare organizations like the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), disaster response became top priority to assist the many displaced and possibly injured animals in the hardest hit areas.

Reimagining Mapping to Predict and Recover from Flooding and Other Disasters

by Pratima Harite, Head of Philanthropy for Asia Pacific, Lenovo
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Have you ever thought about what you would do if you were caught in the middle of a flash flood whilst driving? Or where you would go to get to safety when water is surrounding your home? Lenovo recognizes the critical role technology plays in disaster preparedness and wants to harness and empower entrepreneurs’ and charities’ technology and creative know-how to achieve better natural disaster preparedness, recovery, and resilience.

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Have you ever thought about what you would do if you were caught in the middle of a flash flood whilst driving? Or where you would go to get to safety when water is surrounding your home? Lenovo recognizes the critical role technology plays in disaster preparedness and wants to harness and empower entrepreneurs’ and charities’ technology and creative know-how to achieve better natural disaster preparedness, recovery, and resilience.

Boeing Donates $1 Million to Assist With Hurricane Ida Recovery and Relief Efforts

Support for American Red Cross and local nonprofits will provide shelter, other immediate assistance needs in affected communities
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CHICAGO, Oct. 20, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Boeing (NYSE: BA) is committing $1 million from the Boeing Charitable Trust to assist with disaster recovery and relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, the company announced today. This includes a $500,000 donation to the American Red Cross that will help to bring shelter, food, water, relief supplies and other assistance to hard hit areas across the South, including Louisiana, and the Northeast United States.

Georgia-Pacific Lends Helping Hand to Flood Residents of Humphreys County, Tn.

GP’s Cumberland City Gypsum Plant donates wallboard to surrounding area after flood
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Homes in the city of Waverly and Humphreys County, Tennessee were damaged in late August due to heavy flooding.

In less than 24 hours and 17 inches of rain, 20 residents lost their lives. Many buildings, including homes and businesses, were impacted by the flooding as well.   

International Paper - Giving Back to Those Affected by Hurricane Ida

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Our team in Orange, Texas, is giving back to individuals recently affected by Hurricane Ida.

The team is donating multiple pallets of water, alongside community-gathered personal care items, to assist with recovery efforts in Louisiana communities. They make us #ProudtobeIP.

Convoy of Hope Aids Flood Victims in Tennessee and North Carolina - Partners With Georgia-Pacific

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Georgia-Pacific’s partnership with relief agency Convoy of Hope is helping victims of devastating flooding in Tennessee and North Carolina. Convoy of Hope has delivered several trucks of emergency supplies, including 4-6 loads of paper towels from Georgia-Pacific as well as bottled water, hygiene kits and snack food, to those areas. They are helping with additional needs in the Northeast following Tropical Storm Henri.

Georgia-Pacific Partners With Convoy of Hope in Response to Hurricane Ida

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In response to Hurricane Ida, GeorgiaPacific's partner, Convoy of Hope, has already deployed 19 trucks filled with life-sustaining food and relief supplies to Northern Louisiana and will begin helping the hardest hit areas as soon as it's safe to do so. Georgia-Pacific will post additional updates on disaster relief efforts as they come in.

As Disasters Mount, We're Extending Our Support

When disaster strikes, we feel called to help. Now is no different.
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As our associates, customers and members continue to feel the impact of Hurricane Ida – and several other natural disasters across the country – Walmart and Sam's Club are launching a campaign to support the American Red Cross at registers and self-checkout stations in Walmart stores and Sam’s Clubs nationwide. Between Sept. 2-8, we’ll match customer donations dollar-for-dollar up to $5 million or until the campaign ends, for a total contribution of up to $10 million.

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