We are an active community member and proud supporter of multiple non-profits across the Rocky Mountain West. Over the years, Jackson employees have frequently pooled their time and money for the greater good. Local and regional food banks have been consistent recipients of Jackson’s altruism with an annual food drive competition between all construction sites, delivering tens of thousands pounds of food every year.
Each year, Jackson employees volunteer their time to Missoula Under Construction, a construction extravaganza where kids get hands on experience with the trades through games and activities. They even get to drive the big rigs! Missoula Under Construction benefits the Missoula Food Bank and Community Center, a service group that has led the movement to end hunger in Missoula since 1982.
In 2018, Jackson donated resources, and employees donated time, to build the new Crossroads Plaza at Traveler’s Rest State Park in Lolo. The list goes on: Camp Mak-A-Dream, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Montana Trout Unlimited, Museum of the Rockies, Fork & Spoon in Bozeman, State of Montana Apprenticeship Program, Providence Foundation, and regular partnerships with K-12 schools to donate materials for industrial arts classes or tour our construction sites so students can learn more about the trades.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Big Horn County, Montana, was hit hard. Besides normal household cleaning items the community asked for camping supplies for family members sleeping in the yard while the infected member gets better. Jackson responded by bringing 30 sleeping bags to the community.
The causes that are important to our crew are important to us. Our ‘Community Building Program’ matches employee donations and volunteered time to ensure these organizations are at the top of our list to support.
Let’s not forget the softball teams at the Missoula and Miles City offices or the bowling team in Walla Walla! The focus is on fun but, come on, if you’re not first your last, right?!