Multinational construction equipment manufacturer JCB recently donated to the San Antonio homeless services nonprofit Haven for Hope.

As previously reported by The Dallas Express, Haven for Hope operates a homeless services campus that provides resources like drug counseling, job training, and medical treatment on the same premises where it maintains transitional housing. An economic impact report credited the “one-stop-shop” model with reducing unsheltered homelessness in San Antonio’s downtown area by 77% since Haven for Hope opened.

“Haven for Hope is grateful to JCB for donating heavy-duty nets for our South Campus outdoor courtyard. These nets will help keep pigeons away from our campus and our clients,” Haven for Hope wrote on its Facebook page.

The Courtyard, as Haven for Hope calls it, is the nonprofit’s low-barrier shelter, where individuals experiencing homelessness and vagrants can sleep and receive three meals per day. While illegal drugs are not allowed in the shelter, Haven for Hope does not turn away individuals from the Courtyard. However, sobriety and a commitment to turning one’s life around are required to take advantage of the organization’s “transformational” campus services.

Polling conducted by The Dallas Express indicates that around 75% of Dallas residents think homelessness, vagrancy, and aggressive panhandling are “major” problems in the City. Respondents also appeared to generally support Haven for Hope’s homeless services model.

JCB recently broke ground on a new factory in San Antonio. The facility is expected to be up and running in 2026.

“North America is integral to the growth and success of JCB’s business in the future and the time is now right for JCB to expand its manufacturing presence there,” said JCB CEO Graeme Macdonald, per a previous press release. “Texas is a vibrant and growing economy, and the State offers great advantages in terms of a central location, as well as good highway and port access, The city of San Antonio also has a well-established skills base, which makes it a very attractive place to set up a factory.”