Tyson helps United Way
Posted: Monday, January 2, 2012 9:05 pm
Tyson Foods’ offices and operations in northwest Arkansas and in the Sioux City, Iowa, metropolitan area together pledged more than $1.03 million for two chapters of United Way during recent fundraising campaigns, according to Tyson officials.
“Our first cultural tenet at Tyson is, ‘We care about each other,’” said Bernard Leonard, group vice president of food service at Tyson and chairman of the United Way campaign for northwest Arkansas. “I’m proud to say our team members have shown they care for each other many times during the United Way capital campaign this year.”
Tyson has encouraged its team members to contribute to United Way for many years and the company matches 25 percent of each employee’s voluntary contributions. Tyson’s gifts will help United Way carry out its work of mobilizing resources to effectively meet needs around education, financial stability and health in northwest Arkansas and in Siouxland, which consists of the southeast corner of South Dakota, the northeast corner of Nebraska and northwest Iowa.
“Tyson is the largest contributor to our campaign. Thanks to their support, we’ve been able to make lasting positive changes in our community that benefit us all,” said Tim Stiles, president of United Way of Siouxland. “Our relationship with Tyson is outstanding and they always are there to help through giving, volunteering or advocating.”