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  • Prepare youth for success through early childhood and out-of-school-time learning
  • Enhance community vibrancy by improving the local communities where 3M has a presence
  • Aid disaster preparedness, relief, and recovery
  • Encourage and recognize volunteers


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3M Honored with Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Award
At the Minnesota Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Annual Employer Support Awards Banquet, 3M and 31 other outstanding employers earned the award for exceptional support to their military employees. The award winners were chosen from a pool of 287 nominations submitted by military members who felt that their employers had gone “above and beyond” their obligations in supporting them and their families.

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Thank You from CARE
As CARE continues relief and rebuilding efforts in the Philippines, the organization sent a video thank you for 3M's contribution to survivors of Typhoon Haiyan. Thank You video link [1:53 min.].

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3M 1000 Hour Community Challenge
Senior managers from 3M sites throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland came together for a day’s hard labour to help with community projects in Bracknell, United Kingdom. It was the start of the company’s 1,000 hours community challenge to be completed by senior managers during 2014.

They split into four teams with one spending the day at Garth Hill College, where they worked on preparing the ground for the college’s garden project. Among their tasks was building a polytunnel, erecting a shed and moving several tons of topsoil. Other teams were out preparing a wildflower meadow at Jealotts Hill Community Landshare in Bracknell; sanding, painting and varnishing outdoor benches and tables for the Ravenswood Village centre for people with learning disabilities at Crowthorne; and repairing pathways at Snelsmore Common Country Park in Newbury.

A video of the day can be seen at Youtube.

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Building Homes
3M Indianapolis employees built panels for Habitat for Humanity in their facility's parking lot. Heavy rains did not dampen the spirits or the team's determination to help build the home for a family.


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June Fremont to be celebrated with World War II Honor Flight
June Fremont, who claims the honor of being 3M’s oldest employee at a very young 92, is a World War II veteran who has been selected to join a Twin Cities Honor Flight in Washington D.C.
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Bringing Light to Africa
A 3M solar mirror film donation to New Vision Renewable Energy provided 44,000 self-sustaining lights for families in Africa.
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