JBS reaches $100 million mark on ‘Hometown Strong’ program
Grand Island (Neb.) Independent - JBS USA has reached the $100 million mark in commitments worldwide as part of its Hometown Strong initiative, one of the largest community investment programs of its kind. On Tuesday, the company announced $20 million in support for Hometown Strong projects nationally, bringing its total commitment to $100 million.
JBS promises additional $2.27 million to Nebraska communities
NTV News - GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — JBS USA has reached $100 million total invested into its communities through the Hometown Strong initiative.
Under this milestone, Nebraska will receive an additional $2.27 million in its Hometown Strong communities including $1.75 million for Grand Island and $520,000 in Omaha.
Crews Installing New Playground, Pickleball Court in GI
KSNB News - GRAND ISLAND, Neb. There will soon be another place for children in Grand Island to play. Crews are working to install a new playground at the Veterans Athletic Complex. That’s over by Eagle Scout Park.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
JBS Swift Donates $10,000 to CDHD for New Campaign
AKSNB News - GRAND ISLAND, Neb. - JBS USA is helping out the Grand Island community once again as part of their Hometown Strong Initiative. This time around, they donated $10,000 to the Central District Health department to develop a new campaign to debunk COVID-19 myths.
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.
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.
City hires designer for trail expansion to JBS plant
Grand Island (Neb.) Independent - Grand Island’s John Brownell Beltline Trail is getting an expansion. Grand Island City Council Tuesday approved Alfred Benesch & Company of Grand Island to design and provide construction management for the expansion.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
Grand Island (Neb.) Independent - JBS USA recently announced a commitment of $3.5 million to Grand Island to address needs resulting from the coronavirus pandemic and invest in the future of our city as part of its Hometown Strong initiative.
JBS donates $500,000 to St. Francis for GIPS academy project
Grand Island (Neb.) Independent - CHI Health St. Francis and Grand Island Public Schools are one step closer to achieving their vision of a $5.92 million academy at the hospital, thanks to a donation from JBS Grand Island.
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.
Part of new Grand Island medical learning lab to be named after JBS
KOLN/KGIN News - GRAND ISLAND, Neb. - Part of the new Grand Island Senior High Academy of Medical Sciences at CHI St. Francis will be named for Grand Island’s largest employer after a major donation to the project.
Grand Island Independent (Opinion/Editorial) - JBS USA, a major employer in Grand Island, is making its commitment to the community clear with a $1 million donation from its JBS Hometown Strong initiative to the city for a hike/bike trail expansion and a new playground.
KSNB Local 4 - GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Through its Hometown Strong initiative, JBS USA announced plans to donate $3.5 million to help Grand Island respond to needs resulting from the coronavirus pandemic and invest in the community’s future.
10/11 Now - GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Through its Hometown Strong initiative, JBS USA announced plans to donate $3.5 million to help Grand Island respond to needs resulting from the coronavirus pandemic and invest in the community’s future.
Decisions On Spending JBS Money In Grand Island Will Be Made Locally
Grand Island (Neb.) Independent - How JBS USA’s $4 million investment in Nebraska will be divided will be determined largely by the local management team at each JBS facility in conjunction with community leaders.
Grand Island Officials Have Their Sights Set On Training Workforce
Grand Island (Neb.) Independent - Grand Island officials hope at least some of the money JBS is investing in Grand Island might be used to help workers in general as well as those who might work at JBS.
JBS USA To Invest $4 Million In Nebraska Communities
Grand Island (Neb.) Independent - JBS USA, which owns the cattle slaughter facility in Grand Island, announced Thursday it will invest $4 million in Nebraska to help local communities respond to the coronavirus and invest in the future.
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.