Poverty

CVS Health to Invest $9.2 Million in Affordable Housing in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 8:07pm

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) announced it will invest $9.2 million with WNC & Associates, Inc. to provide 41 units of much-needed affordable housing for families and individuals in Washington, D.C.

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  • WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) announced it will invest $9.2 million with WNC & Associates, Inc. to provide 41 units of much-needed affordable housing for families and individuals in Washington, D.C.
  • This investment is part of CVS Health's commitment to address racial inequity and social determinants of health in underserved communities.
  • "When people have access to high-quality, affordable housing, it puts them in a better position to take care of their health and manage chronic disease," said David Casey, Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, CVS Health.
  • Other funding partners include District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency, Citi Community Capital, and the DC Department of Housing and Community Development's Housing Production Trust Fund.

75 Years of Help, Hope and Answers

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 6:52pm

Disability is a broad term that covers those that use wheelchairs, but also the preemie with a developmental delay, the child with Down syndrome, the teen with autism that needs help entering the workforce, the adult with cerebral palsy that has aged out of most programming, the veteran struggling to reenter civilian life, and more. These stories and people surround us--they're your coworker's daughter, elderly neighbor, friend's spouse and more depending on ESGH's programming. Disability touches each and every person's life and therefore investing in disability resources uplifts us all.

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  • Originally called the Cerebral Palsy Treatment Center, the non-profit's programing, reach, and expertise have grown substantially since its inception in 1947.
  • Today, over 14,500 babies, children and adults with disabilities, Veterans, service members, and their families rely on the agency's life-changing services and resources annually.
  • In celebration of being the community partner for help, hope and answers in disability services for 75 years, ESGH is highlighting their clients' successes over the years, their hard-working staff, and key community partners.
  • As the need for ESGH's crucial services grows, the agency is calling on its neighbors to donate $75 for 75 years of vital programming.

Hope for Haiti Receives $500,000 Grant From the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 5:00pm

NAPLES, Fla., Dec. 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- More than three months after a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, and amid continued political unrest in-country, Hope for Haiti is pleased to announce that the organization has received a $500,000 grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.

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  • NAPLES, Fla., Dec. 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- More than three months after a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, and amid continued political unrest in-country, Hope for Haiti is pleased to announce that the organization has received a $500,000 grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.
  • "We are humbled by and grateful for the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation's donation, which will directly support the Haitian people," said Skyler Badenoch, Hope for Haiti CEO.
  • "This grant empowers our team to provide quality healthcare, lifesaving clean water, and critical financial support to families and small businesses in southern Haiti as they navigate these continued challenges."
  • International hotelier Conrad N. Hilton established the grantmaking foundation that bears his name in 1944 to help people living in poverty and experiencing disadvantage worldwide.

GrainPro Inc. Appoints Suma Reddy and C.D. Glin to the Board of Directors

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 5:00pm

GrainPro Inc., whose vision is a healthy planet without hunger and poverty, announced today the appointment of two dynamic, global leaders - Suma Reddy and C.D.

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  • GrainPro Inc., whose vision is a healthy planet without hunger and poverty, announced today the appointment of two dynamic, global leaders - Suma Reddy and C.D.
  • bring an energy and excitement to our Board with their tech-savvy, results-driven, deep-field experience in addressing our most challenging social and environmental issues, said Jordan Dey, CEO of GrainPro.
  • In addition to Reddy and Glin, the GrainPro Board of Directors includes Chairman Chris Goldthwait, Linda Habgood, Arlene Mitchell, Renee Vassilos and Jim Sherblom.
  • GrainPro is committed to building a diverse and inclusive global team and driving sustainable growth through environmental stewardship and social impact.

S&P assigns OPEC Fund AA/A-1+, Positive Outlook

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 4:17pm

The OPEC Fund plans to expand its lending operations and is therefore seeking to diversify its funding sources, a cornerstone of the institution's Strategic Framework 2030.

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  • The OPEC Fund plans to expand its lending operations and is therefore seeking to diversify its funding sources, a cornerstone of the institution's Strategic Framework 2030.
  • For more than 45 years the OPEC Fund has made major contributions in alleviating poverty, strengthening communities and empowering people.
  • The OPEC Fund for International Development (the OPEC Fund) is the only globally mandated development institution that provides financing from member countries to non-member countries exclusively.
  • The OPEC Fund was established by the member countries of OPEC in 1976 with a distinct purpose: to drive development, strengthen communities and empower people.

S&P assigns OPEC Fund AA/A-1+, Positive Outlook

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 4:12pm

The OPEC Fund plans to expand its lending operations and is therefore seeking to diversify its funding sources, a cornerstone of the institution's Strategic Framework 2030.

Key Points: 
  • The OPEC Fund plans to expand its lending operations and is therefore seeking to diversify its funding sources, a cornerstone of the institution's Strategic Framework 2030.
  • For more than 45 years the OPEC Fund has made major contributions in alleviating poverty, strengthening communities and empowering people.
  • The OPEC Fund for International Development (the OPEC Fund) is the only globally mandated development institution that provides financing from member countries to non-member countries exclusively.
  • The OPEC Fund was established by the member countries of OPEC in 1976 with a distinct purpose: to drive development, strengthen communities and empower people.

Black Leaders Call on Corporations to De-fund Black Lives Matter After Launch of '#BlackXmas' Christmas Boycott Campaign

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 2:30pm

BLM is actively attacking the very corporations that provide it with financial and public relations support through its annual #BlackXmas campaign, which seeks a "boycott of white capitalism" by encouraging consumers to stop "spending with White corporations" during the Christmas season.

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  • BLM is actively attacking the very corporations that provide it with financial and public relations support through its annual #BlackXmas campaign, which seeks a "boycott of white capitalism" by encouraging consumers to stop "spending with White corporations" during the Christmas season.
  • "It's time for them to de-fund BLM now, stop the movement from 'biting the hand that feeds it,' and stand up against attacks on faith-based American traditions including Christmas.
  • "Corporations have many other options to be a part of the national dialogue about race without capitulating to Marxists," Shines continued.
  • "It is possible to have social justice without socialism, and it is possible to have racial justice without racism," Shines said.

CHRISTEL HOUSE RECEIVES $500,000 GRANT FROM THE CHARLES AND LUCILLE KING FAMILY FOUNDATION

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 2:00pm

We are grateful to The Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation for their support of our Christel House students and graduates around the world.

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  • We are grateful to The Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation for their support of our Christel House students and graduates around the world.
  • As part of the grant, Christel House will also create an endowment to be known as The Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation Arts Fund.
  • The fund will be designated to provide scholarships and/or stipends to graduates pursuing the arts, which are core to the Christel House model.
  • Diana King grew up in the world of television, a daughter of the late Charles King (who founded King World Productions in 1964) and his wife Lucille King.

CMMB Welcomes Expansion of U.S. Vaccine Manufacturing Capacity, and Efforts Towards Manufacturing Vaccines in Low-Income Countries Amid New Omicron Variant

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 2:00pm

By scaling up domestic production, the U.S. can share more vaccines with low-income countries and help end the global crisis of vaccine inequity.

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  • By scaling up domestic production, the U.S. can share more vaccines with low-income countries and help end the global crisis of vaccine inequity.
  • But only3%of people in low-income countries have been fully vaccinated, compared to67.3%in high-income countries.
  • Moreover, despite manywealthy nationspledgesto donate vaccinedoses, only 15% of pledged doses have arrived in low-income countries.
  • CMMB has delivered over 3,000 shipments to 88 countries over the last ten years, with a total value of more than $4 billion worth of medical aid.

Bitdeer Black Friday Carnival 2021: Mine Bitcoin at Your Fingertips

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 1:11pm

Bitdeer, the world's leading digital assets mining and sharing service platform, commenced its Black Friday consumer campaign that will end on 26 December 2021.

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  • Bitdeer, the world's leading digital assets mining and sharing service platform, commenced its Black Friday consumer campaign that will end on 26 December 2021.
  • In partnership with Bitcoin Magazine , the leading and news site covering Bitcoin and other digital currencies, the Black Friday sale will offer global users with alluring deals.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211201005613/en/
    Bitdeer Black Friday Carnival 2021: Mine Bitcoin at Your Fingertips (Graphic: Business Wire)
    Extending Bitdeers philosophy of Customer Obsession a customer-centric approach in its business developments the Black Friday campaign is aimed giving back and rewarding the Bitdeer community and customers with deals and discounts, thanking them for their long-term support and trust in Bitdeer.
  • In addition, a 3D-printed Bitdeer mining facility miniature will be available for auction at the campaign platform.