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Gift Card Bank Partners with Excella for Unique Philanthropy Supporting Families in Need During Covid-19

Partnership develops a platform to provide financial and food security for those in need

Gift Card Bank, a Bay Area nonprofit focused on utilizing gift cards to support those in need, is partnering with Excella—a pioneer for Agile technology solutions—to help support the well-being and financial security of people affected by Covid-19. Through this partnership, Excella has applied its Agile software development and product management expertise to create a state-of-the-art online platform that allows Gift Card Bank to identify, verify, and support families on a national scale.

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As part of its mission to support those struck by Covid-19, Gift Card Bank aggregates unused and donated gift cards from individuals, philanthropists, grocers, and retailers, and identifies people and families who need support through food banks and other fintech platforms. Once identified, Gift Card Bank securely distributes gift

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Families of coronavirus victims are organizing online to push politicians for more strict health measures

Angela Kender saw it just before bed, and right then made a plan to confront her state’s lawmakers with pictures of local virus victims, including her mother. An old friend sent it to Fiana Tulip. She was furious about her mom’s death; maybe she could channel her rage like Urquiza had. And Rosemary Rangel Gutierrez’s sisters told her about the obituary after their father died. She sounds like you, they said.

“This man is the most dangerous person on the planet,” Urquiza said this week after Trump told Americans on video not to be afraid of covid-19. “I’m counting down the minutes until his referendum comes on November 3rd and we can end this nightmare and protect ourselves and our families.”

The loose support group Urquiza formed has tightened into organized activism. They have pushed politicians, especially Republicans, to enact more serious public health measures. This week, across the

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DVIDS – News – Spooktacular Pets Can Earn Families $3,000 in Exchange Gift Cards During Howl-O-Ween Photo Contest


DALLAS – Military shoppers can show off their furry friends’ boo-tiful costumes for a chance to win $3,000 in gift cards during the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s Howl-O-Ween pet costume contest.

From Oct 1. through Oct. 31, authorized Exchange shoppers can submit a photograph of their pet dressed for Halloween at ShopMyExchange.com/sweepstakes. Two grand-prize winners will each receive a $500 Exchange gift card, while eight runners-up will each receive a $250 Exchange gift card.

“Putting on a costume for Halloween isn’t just for kids or kids at heart,” said Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Osby, the Exchange’s senior enlisted advisor. “This contest is a great way for pets to strut down the catwalk and win some prizes for their families.”

Honorably discharged Veterans who have verified their eligibility to shop the Exchange online are eligible to participate, too. Veterans can find out more on the Exchange’s

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