Nebraska | April 7, 2021

JBS to Fund Improvements to Northwest HS Auditorium

KSNB Local 4 - More money is on its way to Grand Island thanks to JBS USA’s Hometown Strong Initiative. In July 2020, JBS USA announced a $3.5 million investment to the city to support the community’s future. JBS Grand Island has been working with local leaders and various organizations to determine how the funds can best help meet immediate and longer-term community needs.

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Nebraska | March 26, 2021

GIPS Gives Tour of New Learning Center

KSNB Local 4 - Grand Island, Neb. - Grand Island Public Schools gave a tour of their new Early Childhood Learning Center. Staff walked through the unfinished halls to see where they’ll be teaching students in the near future. “We’re so excited that the next school year we will be in this new space welcoming families and children. We really can’t wait,” said GIPS Director of Early Learning Amy Richards.

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Nebraska | March 4, 2021

JBS USA Donates $200,000 to Grand Island Area Habitat for Humanity

Grand Island (Neb.) Independent - JBS USA donated $200,000 to Grand Island Area Habitat for Humanity on Wednesday. It is the largest single donation the agency has ever received, Executive Director Dana Jelinek said. At a special event held at Habitat’s project site on Nelson Avenue, JBS Swift General Manager Zachary Ireland presented Habitat with the check.

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Nebraska | March 3, 2021

GI Habitat for Humanity Receives $200,000 Check From JBS USA

KSNB Local 4 - Grand Island, Neb. - JBS USA presented a $200,000 check to the Grand Island Area Habitat for Humanity on Wednesday. “This is the largest single donation we have ever received and we are so grateful,” GI Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Dana Jelinek said. “Coming off of such a difficult, difficult year during COVID, it is one of the brightest, brightest stars in our universe this year.”

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Nebraska | November 20, 2020

Hometown Strong: JBS continues to hand out big checks — in more ways than one

Grand Island (Neb.) Independent - The main room at the Literacy Council of Grand Island soon will be named the JBS Hometown Strong Center for Learning. Karla McGeorge of the Literacy Council made that announcement Thursday just after JBS representatives presented her organization with a check for $150,000.

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Nebraska | November 19, 2020

JBS GIFTS $150,000 to Grand Island Literacy Council

KSNB News - GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - As part of their Hometown Strong Initiative, JBS USA awarded a $150,000 check to the Literacy Council of Grand Island on Thursday. “We’re looking at projects that are long-term sustainable projects that will be here, be visible, and be providing help for people many years down the road,” JBS Grand Island General Manager Zack Ireland said.

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Nebraska | November 6, 2020

JBS donates $400,000 to Grand Island Public Schools early childhood education project

Grand Island (Neb.) Independent - The O’Connor Learning Center is one step closer to becoming a reality thanks to a local donation. At a news conference Thursday morning, JBS presented a $400,000 check to Grand Island Public Schools for the O’Connor Learning Center, which will be located in the former Shopko building, 2208 N. Webb Road.

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Nebraska | November 5, 2020

“Dream Space” – GIPS turning old Shopko into preschool without raising taxes

NTV News - GRAND ISLAND, Neb — The building blocks for success are found in preschool and soon Grand Island kids will have a "dream space" to grow and learn. The O'Connor Learning Center is taking a step forward with a $400,000 gift from JBS.

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Nebraska | November 5, 2020

Hometown Strong: JBS donations to Grand Island top $2 million

NTV News - GRAND ISLAND, Neb — An effort called "Hometown Strong" has seen JBS contribute more than $2 million to the Grand Island community with more donations planned. Today the company presented a check for $400,000 to Grand Island Public Schools to add a gym to the O'Connor Learning Center preschool facility.

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Nebraska | November 5, 2020

JBS donates $400,000 to future GIPS early childhood learning center

KSNB Local 4 News - GRAND ISLAND, Neb. - Grand Island Public Schools' Early Childhood Education (ECE) program will be able to support an additional 60 preschool students and impact hundreds more, thanks to a generous gift provided by JBS. The $400,000 check was presented to GIPS Thursday morning and will go toward the O’Connor Learning Center project at 2208 N. Webb Road.

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Nebraska | October 4, 2020

Grand Island Public Schools/CHI partnership will benefit the students

Grand Island (Neb.) Independent - With the involvement of Grand Island Public Schools, CHI Health St. Francis and donations from businesses and individuals in our community, Grand Island Senior High students soon will receive valuable training and exposure to a variety of health care careers, on the eighth floor of the hospital tower.

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Nebraska | September 30, 2020

JBS donates $500,000 to GIPS Medical Sciences Academy

KSNB Local 4 News - GRAND ISLAND, Neb. - Grand Island Public Schools announced last Thursday they needed more than $5 Million to transform the eighth floor of CHI Health St. Francis Hospital into an advanced medical academy, and on Wednesday, JBS Swift pledged $500,000 to help their vision come to life.

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Nebraska | June 25, 2020

JBS To Invest $4 Million In Nebraska To Support Local Communities As Part Of New Hometown Pride Initiative

The Wolf 97.3 FM - JBS USA will partner with local officials and community leaders in Grand Island and Omaha to identify investment projects that strengthen the hometowns where the company’s team members live and work.

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