HUTCHINSON, Kan. – June 29, 2021 – BrightHouse, a long-time provider of services to assist domestic abuse and sexual assault victims in South-Central Kansas, is pleased to announce a gift of $10,000 from Tyson Foods, Inc.
BrightHouse serves Kingman, Harper, Reno and Rice counties, helping keep survivors safe through a crisis line, emergency shelter, safety planning and links to community resources. The non-profit agency has seen a spike in stalking cases, fueled by new technologies that make it easier for abusers to track victims.
“Gifts like this from Tyson Foods help us to provide the necessary services to people who desperately need assistance to create a safe environment for themselves,” says Sara Alexander, BrightHouse Board President. “We very much appreciate the generosity of Tyson Foods to make Hutchinson a safer place for the community. They are a wonderful community supporter.”
In 2020 alone, Tyson Foods invested more than $75 million to fulfill its commitment to address hunger insecurity, support its team members and help improve the quality of life in communities near Tyson plant locations. 181 rapid response grants were awarded for emergency support of nonprofit organizations where the company operates, to help team members and the local communities. This recent donation is an example of the company’s ongoing efforts.
“BrightHouse provides an important safety net to our community,” Jim Unruh, Chaplain at the Hutchinson, Kansas, complex, said. “If a difficult situation arises for someone in need, we know that they will receive the support and guidance they need to rebuild their lives. Being a good community partner is important to Tyson Foods, because these are our friends, family and neighbors too.”
About Tyson Foods
Tyson Foods, Inc., (NYSE: TSN) is one of the world’s largest food companies and a recognized leader in protein. Founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson and grown under three generations of family leadership, the company has a broad portfolio of products and brands like Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells®, ibp®, and State Fair®. Tyson Foods innovates continually to make protein more sustainable, tailor food for everywhere it’s available and raise the world’s expectations for how much good food can do. Headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas, United States, the company has 139,000 team members. Through its Core Values, Tyson Foods strives to operate with integrity, create value for its shareholders, customers, communities and team members and serve as a steward of the animals, land and environment entrusted to it. Visit www.TysonFoods.com.
BrightHouse Kansas provided more than 5,000 services to clients in 2020, serving 761 individual clients. The agency sheltered 86 people, including 42 children. Hotline calls provided more than 36,000 minutes of support. If you would like to help, please call 620-665-3630 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need help dial the Crisis Line at 620-663-2522, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.