Perdue Farms associates deliver $41,215.05 to United Way of Virginia’s Eastern Shore
United Way is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to maximize the communities’ resources to improve the lives of all members of the community. Through the combination of generous individual and business contributions, the United Way of the Eastern Shore is able to support such agencies as Eastern Shore Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Eastern Shore Area Agency on Aging, and Light House Ministers.
The Perdue campaign allowed associates to use a simple payroll deduction process to individually contribute to the United Way. Associates held other fund-raising activities to raise monies for the campaign. 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 Virginia’s Eastern Shore,” said Bel Holden, Human Resources Manager. “At Perdue, where teamwork is so important to our success, we recognize the importance of neighbors helping neighbors.”
“Since the founding of the United Way Chapter of Virginia’s Eastern Shore in 1991, Perdue Farms and its associates have been our biggest supporters,” said Bill Sterling, president of United Way of Virginia’s Eastern Shore. “Once again, Perdue has made a significant contribution in excess of $35,000 to our campaign.
Sterling said the United Way of Virginia’s Eastern Shore has raised almost $6 million since 1991, aiding more than 150 organizations that receive funds either allocated by United Way or designated by individual contributors. Perdue’s contribution to that total is approaching $1 million. “The United Way Chapter appreciates that support and generosity from Perdue and its associates. Together, we are helping our neighbors and making the Eastern Shore of Virginia a better place to live,” he said.
As Sterling explains, “These funds are important in the United Way’s mission to help improve the quality of life for all residents of the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Funds will go to provide emergency food and shelter, family counseling, health services and recreation programs in addition to many other services needed in the community.”
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