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Arthur W. Perdue foundation grant funds emergency clothing closet at Tennessee domestic violence shelter

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Perdue associates based in Monterey, Tenn., present a $3,600 Arthur W. Perdue Foundation grant to Genesis House Inc. representatives. From left to right are Tony Bozarth, Patty Mc Daniels, Binu George, (front holding check) Mistie Ragland, Shelter Director Genesis House, Shelia Farley, Eleanor Trambley, Janet Guffey, Kay Cox, Angie Wood, Micah Johnson, Jody Damitz, Executive Director Genesis House, Jerry Layne, and Jordan Way.

Salisbury, Md. (Wednesday, April 15, 2015) - Perdue Farms, through a $3,600 grant funded by the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, is providing Genesis House Inc. in Cookeville, Tenn., with an on-site building to store emergency clothing at the shelter for victims of domestic and sexual abuse.


“There is a significant need at the shelter location for emergency clothing and hygiene care for victims and often their children, as they typically are unable to bring personal belongings,” said Misty Ragland, director of Genesis House. “Items need to be accessible and on site in order to serve the victim’s needs at any hour that emergency shelter is needed. Perdue’s donation will greatly improve the services to victims and Genesis House greatly appreciates this generous gift.”

Genesis House Inc., a non-profit organization for domestic and sexual violence victims, offers temporary emergency shelter to victims, along with transitional housing, legal advocacy, and community outreach, and access to a 24-hour crisis hot line. “Safety for victims is the priority for Genesis House, as well as working with the victims to assist them in the healing process, becoming self-sufficient, and independent as they work towards a new beginning,” said Ragland.

Kim Nechay, executive director of the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, stated, “When victims escape a situation of domestic violence, they often arrive at a shelter with nothing more than the clothes on their back. This clothes closet will address a very real need in a significant way. We are happy to make it a reality for the Genesis House”.

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® SIMPLY SMART®, PERDUE® HARVESTLAND®, COLEMAN PREMIUM®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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