|Perdue Farms’ associates in Rockingham hold a check for $52,488.57 they presented to the United Way of Richmond County. From left to right in front row are Ann Williamson, Chassity Ratliff and Lesley King. In back row are Matthew Gibson, Shellette Nicholson, Terry Whittington and Sekai Gwishiri.|
Rockingham, N.C. (Monday, Jan. 26, 2015) — Associates at Perdue Farms’ Rockingham operation contributed $52,488.57 to the United Way of Richmond County. The campaign also includes a $4,771.69 grant funded by the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms.
United Way is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to maximize the communities resources to improve the lives of all the members of the community. Through the combination of generous individual and business contributions, the United Way of Richmond County is able to support such agencies as American Red Cross, Back Pack Pals, Sandhills Children’s Center and others.
The Perdue campaign allowed associates to use a simple payroll deduction process to individually contribute to the United Way. Despite tough economic conditions, Perdue associates still managed to dig deep in their pockets to support their local community.
“We are happy to support the United Way of Richmond County,” said Lesley King, Perdue human resources manager. “At Perdue, where teamwork is so important to our success, we recognize the importance of neighbors helping neighbors.”
Michelle Parrish, executive director of United Way of Richmond County, stated, “Perdue is one of our largest workplace campaigns in Richmond County. We’re very thankful and appreciative to the Perdue team for participating with our campaign. The investment that Perdue associates make to our local United Way helps ensure that our 17 partnering agencies and their program of work continues to touch those that are in need of assistance.”
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 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.™