TWIN FALLS – After an extremely difficult year for local communities due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Glanbia Nutritionals has continued to give back, recently donating $ 50,000 to Valley House Homeless Shelter for its new Beyond Shelter project .
“Glanbia Nutritionals is proud to be a positive business manager employing over 800 people across Idaho and providing support in the region to make Magic Valley a better place. In saying this, we have been struck by the need this year for food and shelter in the region. Being able to relaunch Valley House and its efforts supports both of these initiatives, ”said Wilf Costello, Cheese Business and Marketing Director at Glanbia Nutritionals.
Valley House has been in Magic Valley for 26 years, providing a safe place to help a wide range of community services provide motivated homeless people with the help they need to become self-reliant, while advocating for policies that help reduce homelessness. Their efforts are focused on providing a safe, positive and drug-free environment where homeless individuals and families can find the hope and resources to improve their lives by embodying “helping out, not a hand “.
“It is an honor to support Valley House when we see the efforts and dedication of management and staff to support the underprivileged of the Magic Valley,” said Jim Bergin, vice president of indirect purchasing at Glanbia Nutritionals.
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All of the $ 50,000 Glanbia donated to Valley House will go to the new Beyond Shelter project, which will house 60 other men, women and children.
Currently, the shelter is home to 140 people, and the new complex is crucial at the moment as they have been at full capacity and have turned away people due to lack of space.
“We are more than grateful for this generous donation from Glanbia. Their partnership in our mission allows us to continue to provide more opportunities to those in need, ”said Valley House Deputy Director Kim Spiers.
“Since the start of the pandemic, I have been shocked to see Valley House homeless shelter having to turn away people as the demand for shelter increased and they did not have enough rooms to meet their needs. everybody. When Glanbia heard the need, they raised funds to support the new building. This generous action aligns with who we are organizationally – a company that engages and helps. And that’s why I’m proud to work here, ”says Whitney Beem, senior project manager at Glanbia Nutritionals and Valley House volunteer.
Valley House continues to receive donations for the Beyond Shelter project as they are near the final numbers needed to complete construction.