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Bright Spots in Our Communities: 5 Uplifting Stories

In these unsettling times, here are five ways Jacobs is giving back to the places we live, work and play.

From volunteering to assemble to-go lunches for the less fortunate to donating LAN cables to keep students and teachers connected, we’re doing our part to bring our Culture of Caring into our communities during these unsettling times. Discover five ways Jacobs is giving back to the places we live, work and play:

  1. 帮助有需要的社区:四个河流核伙伴关系回馈


“With so many industry workers out of jobs right now, the Community Kitchen needs our support more than ever to help feed these families, many of whom are in crisis,” said FRNP Program Manager Myrna Redfield. “I am proud to work with men and women who support our community through generous financial contributions and volunteerism. It is an inspiration to see them serving those who need our support most right now.”

FRNP, a Jacobs-led company with partners Fluor Corporation and BWX Technologies, Inc., is delivering the deactivation and remediation contract at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Paducah Site. Most Fridays, FRNP team members volunteer at the local Community Kitchen, providing access to filling meals to some of the community’s most-vulnerable population. With more community members needing a helping hand during this time, the FRNP team decided to work as many Fridays as possible in the near-term.



  1. 重新归巢化学套装,以援助加州湾区的公共卫生

With public health professionals around the globe experiencing shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, one of our site teams in northern California found a way to give back.

On March 31st, Jacobs Site Operations Manager Jim Coniglio, and Mark Brock, Jacobs industrial tech, loaded up their pickup trucks with 100 boxes with approximately 350 Tychem chemical suits, and donated them to the Contra Costa County Department of Health Services.

Jim and Mark work at a client site in Pittsburg, California. Several years ago, the team purchased the suits for the project that we completed well ahead of schedule, creating a surplus of PPE.


这是在这些时代,我们不断提醒 - 我们的队友喜欢吉姆和标记。

  1. Team Tyndall Teams Up for a “Funraiser” and Positivity

In these times of being more digitally connected, our Tyndall Air Force Base Rebuild team has started a group text like no other with funny pictures, GIFs and words of positivity, which morphed into a photoshopped picture of senior project manager Thomas Marti donning a “Marti Manbun” when he joked he wasn’t going to cut his hair or shave during these quarantine times.

The photo was so well received within the group text, Thomas challenged his team each week to raise $500 for a cause dear to his heart – St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness, picked to celebrate his wife who is a survivor – then he’d bring “Marti Manbun” to life in pictures as part of this “FUN-raiser.”


  1. Keeping Our Clients’ Customers Informed When It Matters Most

While they might call sunny Phoenix their home base, the 34 Jacobs teammates who staff our Customer Support Center in Arizona are located throughout the U.S, answering phone calls and emails for 19 of our clients.

在佛罗里达和Geor城市和直辖市gia to water, wastewater and sanitation projects in New Mexico, Florida and New Jersey, together, this team fields some 5,000 inquiries for our clients and their customers every week.


The team quickly became a lifeline for many projects who don’t have call center functionality or systems enabled at their homes. Since our team is already set up remotely and working from their homes — wherever they may be —they’ve adopted a more central role in fielding all citizen calls and inquiries related to COVID-19, including office closures, government mandates and more.



  1. Up-Cycling LAN Cables: Connecting Teachers, Students in a Time of Need

在全球范围内的许多城市,在留在家庭和/或身体疏散指导下,响应大流行,人们正在使用上网更多地保持与他们的工作,他们的朋友和家人相连。随着需求的增加,本地网络基础架构并不总能保持 - 导致带宽延迟和连接问题。

德克萨斯州奥斯汀 - 奥斯汀在奥斯坦人处于常产的“庇护”秩序 - 该地区的教师正在寻找他们的家庭无线带宽,这不足以执行必要的远程学习职责。To fix the issues, folks can connect directly to their home router using a Local Area Network (LAN) cable, but with most local stores shut down and online stores reporting extensive delivery delays – there wasn’t a quick, simple solution available for these teachers in need.


The team, who heard about the connectivity issues through a local middle school teacher, had about 60 LAN cables earmarked in storage for recycling. After hearing about the teacher’s troubles, the team knew the cables could go to a much better use to keep teachers and kids connected and learning throughout the crisis.



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Related terms: COVID-19, COVID, Coronavirus

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