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Associates from Perdue Farms locations unite to contribute $627,934 to local United Way campaigns
Salisbury, Md. (Friday, July 10, 2015) — In an effort to help build stronger communities for a brighter tomorrow, associates from Perdue Farms locations across the country recently pledge a combined $627,934 to local United Way campaigns. Pledges also include grants from the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation totaling $128,753.
With nearly 1,400 local organizations around the country, United Way of America is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities.
The campaign of each local United Way allowed associates to use a simple payroll deduction to support United Way partnered agencies. The following Perdue locations held fund-raising campaigns to support their local United Way campaigns and its member agencies:
Accomac, Va., operations donated $41,215
Bridgewater, Va., operations donated $20,941,
Cromwell, Ky., operations donated $26,182,
Corporate Office/Perdue AgriBusiness/Salisbury Plant in Maryland donated $280,309,
Dillon, S.C., operations donated $15,302,
Milford, Del., operations donated $42,997,
Mount Vernon, Wash., operations donated $10,346,
Perry, Ga., operations donated $86,439,
Rockingham, N.C., operations donated $56,832,
Thorntown, Ind., breeder operation donated $2,745,
and, Washington, Ind., operations donated $60,179.
Each campaign brought much-needed funds to programs and community organizations. All donations will benefit partnered agencies, such as the Boys and Girls Club, Meals on Wheels, March of Dimes and Habitat for Humanity.
Perdue and its associates have a 27-year history of support for United Way. Since 1988, contributions to local chapters have totaled more than $7.1 million, including nearly $6 million in pledges by associates.
“There is no doubt that our associates have a long and strong history of generosity,” said Perdue Chairman Jim Perdue. “I am very proud and inspired by the efforts of our associates’ commitment to helping the United Way and the community.”
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.