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Arthur W. Perdue Foundation awards $20,000 grant to support YMCA capital campaign in Indiana

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Perdue Farms associates present a $20,000 Arthur W. Perdue Foundation grant to representatives of the Daviess County Family YMCA in Washington, Ind. From left to right are Erich Felkner, Perdue human resources manager, Tom Schaffer, Perdue director of live operations, Bill Summers, YMCA trustee, Tom Danehy, YMCA CEO, and David Wells, Perdue director of operations.

Salisbury, Md. (Monday, May 18, 2015) – Perdue Farms, through the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, has presented a $20,000 grant to the Daviess County Family YMCA here to support its Action 2015 capital campaign to expand and enhance its facilities for members of all ages.

“The Daviess County Family YMCA is very appreciative to have received a grant from the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation for its Action 2015 project drive,” said Tom Danehy, CEO of the YMCA. “It is our belief that sustainable communities are created when we partner with organizations, such as Perdue, that implement positive and impactful measurable outcomes in our programming.”

The Foundation monies will help fund a new American With Disabilities or ADA- compliant family changing and special needs room on the pool deck and new accessible women’s rest room just outside the Wellness Center to help the YMCA in aquatic rehabilitation and chronic disease prevention.

“These modern facilities will help the Y deliver much-needed programs to an aging population,” said Danehy. “Many of our members have health inequities and come from different backgrounds.”

Danehy said the YMCA will also remodel the locker room facilities, including new plumbing and fixtures in the men’s and women’s shower areas, new lighting in the men’s shower area, and “sensor-activated” faucets in addition to other upgrades.

“For nearly 70 years, the Daviess County YMCA has been an important part of the community, including for many of our associates and their families. We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with such a valued organization and help them make their facilities more inclusive for people of all ages,” said David Wells, Perdue director of operations in Washington.

As Kim Nechay, executive director of the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, explains, “YMCAs are dynamic and useful community resources that do great things for the regions that they serve. We at Perdue and the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation are honored to invest in the future of the Daviess County YMCA by making a grant toward their current capital campaign. We believe these improvements will take their programming and resources to the next level and make access to their facility and events even better.  It is exciting to be a part of such a beneficial campaign.”

About The Daviess County Family YMCA
Established in 1948, the Daviess County Family YMCA makes support and opportunities accessible to empower children, youth and adults to learn, grow and thrive. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the YMCA nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves our community’s health and well-being, and provides opportunities to give back and support our neighbors. To learn more, visit www.dcymca.org.

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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