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Smithfield Foods Donates $25,000 to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to Fund Environmental Education Programs in Virginia

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SMITHFIELD, Va. June 7, 2018 /3BL Media/ — The Smithfield Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Smithfield Foods, Inc., recently announced a $25,000 donation to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF). The gift will support CBF’s environmental education programs in Virginia, providing opportunities for students and teachers throughout the state.

Smithfield Foods Donates $75,000 to Support After-School Programs in Virginia

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RICHMOND, Va., March 28, 2018 /3BL Media/ — The Smithfield Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Smithfield Foods, Inc., is pleased to announce a $75,000 donation to NextUp RVA to support the organization and its mission to provide Richmond middle school students with opportunities that promote continued learning beyond the school day.

Smithfield Foundation board member Dennis H. Treacy presented the donation to NextUp staff, volunteers, students, and their families at the NextUp Henderson Showcase at Henderson Middle School yesterday evening.

Nestlé Partners with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign to Support School Breakfast Programs

Nestlé leadership, First Lady of Virginia visit Arlington school in continued commitment to nutrition and ending childhood hunger
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ARLINGTON, Va., December 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Nestlé USA today announced its partnership with Share Our Strength to support the organization’s school breakfast initiatives as part of its No Kid Hungry campaign. The donation of $250,000 deepens Nestlé’s commitment to help children live healthier lives.

Inspiring Tomorrow’s Innovators, One LEGO Brick at a Time

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Since 2004, Booz Allen Hamilton has supported FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) and its mission to engage and educate tomorrow’s tech leaders and innovators. Hundreds of Booz Allen employees have volunteered thousands of hours teaching young people how to push the boundaries of what’s possible and empowering them to change the world.

Meet Matt Erskine. He’s an executive advisor at Booz Allen, former deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Commerce, and a FIRST volunteer. Matt recently teamed up with about 50 other volunteers from Booz Allen, and FIRST supporters Rockwell Collins and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, to build LEGO® mission models for Virginia-DC FIRST LEGO League.

Matt told us more about his volunteer experience and how playing with LEGOs inspires innovation in both kids and adults. 

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Since 2004, Booz Allen Hamilton has supported FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) and its mission to engage and educate tomorrow’s tech leaders and innovators. Hundreds of Booz Allen employees have volunteered thousands of hours teaching young people how to push the boundaries of what’s possible and empowering them to change the world.

Meet Matt Erskine. He’s an executive advisor at Booz Allen, former deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Commerce, and a FIRST volunteer. Matt recently teamed up with about 50 other volunteers from Booz Allen, and FIRST supporters Rockwell Collins and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, to build LEGO® mission models for Virginia-DC FIRST LEGO League.

Matt told us more about his volunteer experience and how playing with LEGOs inspires innovation in both kids and adults. 

Businesses Commend Virginia for Leadership in Cutting Carbon Emissions and Promoting Clean Energy

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RICHMOND, Va. November 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Businesses across Virginia are commending Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s proposed rule that would cut carbon dioxide emissions from the Commonwealth’s electricity sector by 30 percent between 2020 and 2030. 

The McAuliffe Administration will present their proposal to the State Air Pollution Control Board later today in Richmond. 

Bechtel | Powering More Than Clean Energy

by Tam Nguyen
Blog

The new 778-megawatt Stonewall Energy Center in Loudon County, Virginia provides the electricity the community needs while protecting its water, wildlife, and other natural resources. More than 778,000 homes in Virginia and Washington DC will be powered by the clean energy this plant produces.

Generating Cleaner Power

Belle Heth Builds New Thinkabit Inspired Lab

By Alex Doiron, Radford News Journal
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The school has been implementing new technology such as Chromebooks for each student and new robotics. One of the new additions to the elementary is the Qualcomm inspired Thinkabit Lab. There are only two Thinkabit labs in the entire country and the school is working over the summer to have their inspired lab ready for the school year.

Volkswagen Group of America’s Young Professionals Employee Resource Group supports Fauquier Habitat for Humanity building a new home

25 members of the Volkswagen Group of America Young Professionals Employee Resource Group (YP ERG) supported Fauquier Habitat for Humanity to construct a new home for a young couple and their Labrador mix in Huntly, Va.
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The YP ERG members used their volunteer day, a company provided paid day off to serve in the community, to install windows and doors, add structural elements and raise a shed.

“We are proud seeing Volkswagen Group of America employees, especially these young professionals who are at the beginning of their careers, caring so deeply about our neighborhoods,” said Machelle Williams, Senior Director Diversity and CSR, VWGoA. “We strongly believe that our employees can really make a difference and want to support them in their chosen charitable projects.”

Final Week to Nominate Volunteers for Virginia’s 2017 Cox Conserves Heroes Awards Program

Call for nominations; $20,000 to be donated to local environmental nonprofits
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CHESAPEAKE, Va.,  April 4, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Cox Communications, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, is accepting nominations for Virginia’s 2017 Cox Conserves Heroes program at CoxConservesHeroes.com through 5 p.m. EST on April 10.

Nominees are individuals who volunteer their time and resources to creating, preserving or enhancing outdoor spaces in their communities.

Wendy’s Franchise Owner Keeps His Foot on the Pedal for Children in Foster Care

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It’s the home to a distinct type of barbeque and this city straddles a state line. Today Ed Anderson’s Tour de Adoption takes us to Kansas City. He’s trying to raise $1 million to help find forever families for children in foster care. And dollar by dollar, he is doing it, but he still needs help!

Ed Anderson is a Wendy’s franchisee from Newport News, VA and he is riding 4,000 miles across the country to raise awareness and critical funds for the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. So far, he’s $215,000 towards his goal and he isn’t finished yet.

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