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Perdue associates in Cromwell, Ky., contribute $26,182 to United Way

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Perdue associates in Cromwell, Ky., present a check for $23,803 representing the amount of associates’ pledges to the United Way of the Ohio Valley.
Cromwell, Ky. (Monday, February 2, 2015) — Associates at Perdue Farms’ operation in Cromwell contributed $26,182 to the United Way of the Ohio Valley. The campaign also includes a $2,380 grant funded by the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms.

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.”

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.™

 

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