Perdue associates in Cromwell, Ky., contribute $26,182 to United Way
United Way is a non-profit 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 the Ohio Valley is able to support such agencies as the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity and Hospice of Ohio County.
The Perdue campaign allowed associates to use a simple payroll deduction process to individually contribute to the United Way. They also do one-time cash donations and participate in other fund-raisers.
Despite tough economic conditions, Perdue associates still managed to dig deep in their pockets to support the local community.
“We are happy to support the United Way of the Ohio Valley,” said Terry Price, Perdue human resources manager. “At Perdue, where teamwork is so important to our success, we recognize the importance of neighbors helping neighbors.”
As Cindy Ferrell, United Way campaign director, explains, “In our community, United Way builds a bridge from resources to needs; from businesses to agencies; from person to person through its annual fund-raising campaign. Non-profit agencies that deliver direct local services in the areas of education, income, health and emergency services to families, individuals, children and the elderly are eligible to apply for these funds. These funds are distributed to agencies by a careful process that is conducted by United Way volunteers who are donors.
“The Ohio County United Way campaign has benefited tremendously from the support it receives from Perdue and its employees,” said Ferrell. “In fact, Perdue is a mighty pillar in our community bridge. Perdue employees strengthen the community by not only providing funding, but also, they volunteer for United Way and the agencies it serves. United Way greatly appreciates this support, which enables the community to construct a strong, united bridge for every person to cross into a more positive, productive life.”
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