For many years, Hill Brothers Transportation has shared its success with others in the Omaha, Neb. community by participating in Operation Others. A project of Creighton Prep since the 1960s, Operation Others is a nonprofit student-run organization that provides more than 1,600 underprivileged Omaha families with two weeks worth of food during the Christmas season; the goal of feeding more than 7,000 people this holiday season was reached easily.
Hill Brothers has been a part of the Operation Others delivery team, dropping off the food at homes, since 1997. Operation Others works closely with grade-school teachers to obtain names of families in need, so food gets to the families who need it the most. Hill Brothers’ city drivers spend two to three days in December, using Hill trailers, to pick up food at the food bank and take it to a warehouse where students sort it into boxes that go to the families. Hill drivers also pick up frozen turkeys.
“Operation Others is one way we can give back to a community that has contributed to our success,” says Albert Hill, Hill Brothers co-owner. “We are honored to be a part of Creighton Prep’s successful program and proud of its students who continue this needed service from year to year.”
Hill Brothers also continued the company’s tradition of supporting Toys for Tots for the seventh consecutive year. This year, Hill Brothers collected 1,070 unused toys with a minimum value of $5. More than $200 worth of batteries also was collected for the toys. “Toys for Tots is another worthy community organization that Hill Brothers’ employees are proud to support,” Hill says. “Our employees continually give selflessly of their time and money to make our community better.”