Pictured is Ken Reglin, President / Branch Manager. HarrisRebarABCO, an iYERP partner, is located in Meridian. Harris Rebar, headquartered near Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, is a leading metal fabricator in the United States and Canada. Locally, they fabricate iron rebar for the construction trades.
Archive for 2012
“Action” Jackson dropped by HarrisRebarABCO’s fabrication facility thanking them for their ongoing support in 2012.Monday, December 31st, 2012
Dear John William Jackson Fund Supporter;
Whether it is found through the recycling of metal, foraged from a dumpster, or derived from a letter campaign during the holiday season – The John William Jackson Fund needs to raise money for Idaho youth!!
As we reach the close of 2012, we again appeal to you for help. Help in making an impact on the lives of young people that need our encouragement, support and funding for the programs that enrich their lives.
100% of Donations to the John William Jackson Fund are passed along to the deserving grant recipients. Last year, JWJF granted the largest total amount in its 9-years of grant giving. $115,000 was given to organizations benefiting Idaho youth.
$64,500 in academic scholarships for Idaho universities and technology initiatives
$10,000 in support of outdoor sporting
$24,650 for youth outreach and exposure to the performing arts
$16,745 for the Musical Instruments Purchase & Repair Program
How we do it – We are 100% volunteer. We hit the streets working with construction companies in our iYERP program. We organize community events for recycling education & we engage with our generous friends, families and supporters. With your help, we are making an impact on the lives of Idaho kids, through art, sports and academics.
How you can continue to help – Beyond the fundraising generated via recycling and corporate donations, the annual grants are made possible by donations from people like you. Donations can be made on-line or via the enclosed donation slip. We also need help with volunteers – for grant writing, our annual metal recycle day, and supporting the daily recycling demands. Please stay in touch and we invite you keep up-to-date with our activities by visiting our website @ www.johnwilliamjacksonfund.org , our Facebook page or even Twitter – yes, we are on Twitter.
Thank you again for your generosity and support.
John William Jackson Fund
We welcome aboard Energy Enterprise Group, LLC, one of our newer iYERP Partners. EEG is an electrical contractor.Thursday, December 27th, 2012
Pictured left to right: Theron Newbolt, Ryan Forsmann and Pat Gill. Photo taken at the new Toys R Us and Kids R Us Store under construction at the Meridian Town Center. In the background are the electrical control panels for the building. We have partnered with them on the following jobs: Nike, Marshalls and Peterson Motors.
Congratulations to another JWJF Nursing Scholarship Recipient, Chelsea M. Collins, Idaho State University Accelerated Nursing Program with Professor Betzi Quiroz, RN, MSN.Monday, December 17th, 2012
Dear Mr. Blaine: “As a recipient of this year’s JWJF Scholarship – in memory of Dr. Brenda Williams, I wanted to write you a letter thanking you for not only the scholarship, but also the opportunity to be a recipient. When initially applying for this scholarship, I was unsure who Dr. Williams was, but I was inspired and awed when I researched. I also found that there is a unique connection between her and myself, and have included my scholarship essay outlining this.” – Ms. Collins, President, Idaho Student Nurses Association
John Francis, Boise State University’s Associate Professor of Art, unveils the JWJF’s Idaho Youth Education Recycling Partnership’s logo.Monday, December 17th, 2012
Professor Francis, who teaches graphic design, unveils iYERP’s logo: Rethink – Recycle. We thank him for his creative design of the logo with the environmentally green butterfly. We ask you to look carefully at the butterfly outline and appreciate how he has captured the essence of our mission: the future of Idaho – our youth and our commitment to advance environmental stewardship on construction projects. We and our more than 100 partners would rather be scrapping (yerping) for Idaho youth.
Congratulations to a JWJF Nursing Scholarship Recipient, Carrie Douglas, Idaho State University Accelerated Nursing Program with Professor Paula Molina-Shaver.Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
“Thank you so very much for your contribution to my Nursing education through the scholarship in Dr. Brenda Williams’ honor. In applying for this scholarship, I was truly inspired by Dr. Brenda Williams’ dedication to breast cancer research and her strength while battling breast cancer. In reflecting upon Dr. Brenda Williams’ story, and my mother’s own battle with breast cancer, I was able to further rectify why it is that I am pursing a profession in Nursing. Your financial support has made this pursuit a little easier and I whole-heartedly thank you for your support of the nurses of tomorrow.”
We thank Jerry Nall, Truck Driver, Pacific Steel & Recycling for picking up a load of scrap metal and a huge bucket for iYERP. Also, we thank the project’s general contractor, Big-D Construction, Salt Lake, Utah, another partner for their commitment to environmental stewardship on this project.
We thank another partner, Roberson Excavation, LLC., for donating the heavy equipment bucket to help us meet our metal recycling goal for November.
Pacific Steel & Recycling’s corporate management from Great Falls, Montana visited their Boise & Nampa recycling operations.Thursday, November 29th, 2012
Pictured left to right: Patrick Kons, Vice President, Scrap Operations, Michael Cataldo, Boise & Nampa Operations Manager and Ken Halko, Manager Ferrous Operations. ”Action” Jackson met with Patrick and Ken and thanked them for Pacific’s ongoing support. Also, he briefed them on iYERP’s plans for 2013.