|Kyle Heberle, left, director of Draper Valley Farms operations, presents a check for $5,000 to Debra Lancaster, executive director of the United Way of Skagit County, and Ken Bergsma, campaign chairman of United Way.|
Salisbury, Md. (Wednesday, December 18, 2013) — As part of its commitment to improve the quality of life in the community, Perdue Farms’ Draper Valley operation in Mount Vernon, Wash., has donated $5,500 to the United Way of Skagit County.
The contribution includes $5,000 through a raffle ticket sales fund-raising event and a $500 grant funded by the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms.
“At Draper Valley Farms, we’re proud to partner with the United Way of Skagit County in their mission to build a better quality of life in our community,” said Kyle Heberle, director of operations at Draper Valley Farms. “As one of the largest employers in Skagit County, we are fully committed to being a trustworthy corporate citizen and giving back to the community. We look forward to expanding our partnership with United Way in the years ahead.”
As Debra Lancaster explains, the United Way of Skagit Country is thrilled to have Draper Valley Farms as a new partner in this 50th anniversary year of the organization.
“We look for people and organizations with the passion, expertise, and motivation to get things done,” said Lancaster. “Creating sustainable, positive change in Skagit residents’ lives means we all need to work together. Draper Valley Farms will be a respected ally in our work.”
About The United Way of Skagit County
The United Way has been serving the Skagit County community since 1963, first as United Good Neighbors, then as United Way. The United Way of Skagit County is committed to supporting improved education, income and health through the program of its more than 25 partner agencies in Skagit County. United Way of Skagit County partners with such agencies as the American Red Cross, Boy Scouts of America, Girls Scout of Western Washington, Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity and YMCA. Learn more about United Way of Skagit County at www.unitedwayskagit.org.
About Perdue Farms
Perdue Farms is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for everyone we touch through innovative food and agricultural products. Since our beginning on Arthur Perdue’s farm in 1920, to our expansion into agribusiness and the introduction of the PERDUE® brand of chicken and turkey under Frank Perdue, and continuing with our third generation of leadership with Chairman Jim Perdue, we’ve remained family owned and family operated. We are the parent company of Perdue Foods and Perdue AgriBusiness. Through our PERDUE®, HARVESTLAND® and COLEMAN NATURAL® and COLEMAN ORGANIC® food brands; agricultural products and services; and stewardship and corporate responsibility programs, we are working to become the most-trusted name in food and agricultural products. Learn more about Perdue Farms and our Corporate Responsibility Report at www.perduefarms.com.
About the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation
The Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms, was established in 1957 by company founder Arthur W. Perdue and is funded through the estates of Arthur W. Perdue and Frank Perdue. As part of our belief in supporting the communities where and with whom we do business, the Foundation provides grants on behalf of Perdue Farms in communities where large numbers of our associates live and work. At Perdue Farms, we believe in responsible food and agriculture.™