I have been extremely blessed to have Tyson Foods as a sponsor of several Busy-at-Home posts, this past year; and this summer, I even had the opportunity to tour their corporate headquarters and meet some of the fantastic people who “spin all the plates”, there. I came away with such a sense of family and integrity built into this company. They care. Pure and simple. They care about their customers. They care about their employees. And they care about serving. They deem it a privilege to be able to reach out and offer aid and assistance in communities all across our country when disasters strike. My own state of Nebraska will be benefiting from their generous, giving, volunteer spirit, this week.
Many of you have watched the news and read about the horrifying tornadoes that have ravaged the Midwest the last few weeks and many have struck very close to home. The devastation is almost more than the human mind can wrap itself around and when you go through something like that, I imagine it’s hard to know what to do next. Well, Tyson Foods is working to alleviate one immediate concern for Nebraskans in Pilger, this week. I just received this information and I wanted to share it with you.
Tyson Foods Meals that Matter Disaster Relief Program has been among first responders at many disaster scenes in the U.S., from Ground Zero after 9/11, to the tornadoes in Joplin, MO, to the tornadoes that recently devastated areas of Arkansas and so many others. They have a passion to alleviate childhood hunger and to be active and help communities. This week, their servant hearts are bringing them close to home — Pilger, Nebraska.
This is an excerpt of a memo that was shared with me, today. I’m so grateful to Tyson Foods for their generosity and service, stepping in to provide for the immediate needs of the tornado victims and disaster response teams.
Disaster Relief Update
This morning, cook teams from the Tyson Fresh Meats Madison and Dakota City operations traveled to Pilger to help cook meals for victims and first responders. The Meals That Matter™ disaster relief trailer left Springdale, Arkansas, at noon and should be in the Pilger area by sometime this evening. Between our cook teams and our Meals That Matter™ disaster response, we should be able to start feeding people within 24 hours of the tornado strike. We’re also sending a tractor-trailer load of bulk ice to the area. At this point, we do not need more volunteers.
But the community needs help cleaning up. So, as a further commitment to being a good neighbor in the area, Tyson Foods will match Team Member contributions up to $50,000 to our disaster relief partner, Team Rubicon, which has also sent teams to assist in the rescue and response.
Thank you, Tyson Foods, for your quick response and community service! Your generosity and kindness has not gone unnoticed.