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The donation was announced on Nov. 23 during a check presentation. “Who would have imagined we would be facing a pandemic this year,” said Jim Popp president, and chief executive officer of Johnson Financial Group. “Our communities need help now, and these organizations will help us make sure that even the most vulnerable will have something during the holidays. We are honored to provide support and thankful for a 50-year tradition that has put our community first.” Locally, the program will feed families in Kenosha and Racine counties. The donation will also help organizations that service Greater Milwaukee, the Green Bay and Appleton areas in the northeastern region, Dane County, the Janesville, and Fort Atkinson areas in south central Wisconsin. It also will help people in Barron, Sawyer, and Washburn counties in the northwestern region. “More families than ever need this support, and we are grateful to Johnson Financial Group for stepping up at this time,” said Patti Habeck, president, and chief executive officer of Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. “This gift is particularly timely given the challenges our local communities are experiencing do to the COVID-19 pandemic. Together, we expect to provide nearly a million meals to Wisconsin families in need with this support.” Feed America, the largest hunger relief organization in the state, collaborates with more than 400 hunger-relief programs, including food pantries, meal programs and shelters to provide more than 20 million meals annually to nearly you could look here 400,000 people across 35 counties in eastern Wisconsin. Johnson is allocating $150,000 to the Feed America organization.

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Water scarcity is a global issue but we need to address it locally. What is causing Earth to run out of fresh water? Climate change is the driving force behind water scarcity and why millions of people are running out of water. Humans are altering the natural water cycle on Earth. We have disturbed approximately three-quarters of the Earth’s ice-free land surface through agriculture, deforestation and wetland destruction. When one thinks of water scarcity common trends that occur are places like California, Cape Town, Tokyo, or Beijing. It tends to be easy to put issues in the back of our heads that do not affect us. However, these regional crises of water quality, quantity and timing are global because they affect all human populations and ecosystems on earth. Natural disasters contribute to water loss as well.

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