CACTUS, TX – JBS USA has announced plans to expand its Hometown Strong initiative, which will include an additional $3 million contribution to the City of Cactus.

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JBS says that since the program was launched in May 2020, they have worked with community leaders and local officials to invest nearly $6.5 million for local projects that strengthen the Texas communities where their employees live.

The new sign for the Dumas Little League fields on Twitchell Ave. in Dumas was part of a major renovation to the complex in the spring of 2021. – Photo Courtesy: Dumas Little League

This additional $3 million dedicated for Cactus will bring JBS USA’s total investment in the region to over $5 million since launching its Hometown Strong initiative. 

The Hometown Strong community investment initiative began with a commitment by JBS USA to invest $50 million in response to the global pandemic, in addition to $10 million in meat and poultry products to food banks and hunger relief programs.

After investing more than $43 million in more than 200 projects in 42 communities across 25 states, JBS USA announced the company doubled the initial impact of Hometown Strong and reached a $100 million benchmark, making it one of the largest community investment programs of its kind.

“The JBS USA Hometown Strong program demonstrates our commitment to improving our communities in a lasting way,” said Tim Schellpeper, JBS USA CEO. “From education and recreation to healthcare and social services, we have been partnering with our local communities to invest in a variety of projects – all with the goal of strengthening the places where our team members live and work.”

Some JBS Hometown Strong Initiatives in Cactus, Dumas, and Moore County include:

  • Cactus Aquatic Center – JBS served as the contributing sponsor for development of this facility which will host a variety of recreational activities to improve the quality of life for community members and provide enhanced recruitment opportunities for the city.
  • Cactus Park Improvements – Funding for upgrades to cactus parks include improvements to the public baseball field and other existing landscaping, installation of new volleyball and sepak takraw courts, and the development of new restroom and concession stands.
  • Moore County Health Foundation Capital Campaign – Funds will be used for equipment upgrades in the Moore County Hospital District Rehabilitation Department’s new patient care wing. The upgrades will help in three major functional areas: outpatient/ambulatory surgery, physical, occupational and speech therapy services and obstetrical services.
  • Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center of Dumas – Funding supports renovations to the center – which provides food, clothing, utility assistance, and other services – to ensure families of Moore County receive services in a clean, safe, and welcoming environment.
  • Dumas Demon Dome – Funding for this project will expand and improve the Dumas Independent School District’s Demon Dome to provide additional space for meeting rooms, offices and an expanded weight room for Dumas ISD athletes.
  • YMCA of Moore County – Funds go towards projects like upgrading the scoreboard and women’s locker room to provide community members a greater overall experience when using the facility, which serves as a site for after school programming and various youth sports.