|Perdue Farms’ associates present a $10,000 Arthur W. Perdue Foundation grant to the Prince George Volunteer Fire Department for new lockers. From left to right are Sam Rascona, facility manager at Perdue’s Mid-Atlantic Replenishment Center, Tim Nall, firefighter and grant coordinator, Delphine Harper, Perdue Human Resources Manager, and Chief Reid Foster.|
Salisbury, Md. (Monday, October 19, 2015) — As part of its commitment to the community, Perdue Farms, through the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Prince George Volunteer Fire Department to help purchase lockers to store firefighter personal protective equipment. The Foundation is the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms.
“The new lockers will enable us to store personal protective gear in a well-ventilated and secure environment that will extend the life of the equipment and maximizes the health and safety benefits for our volunteer firefighters,” said Tim Nall, Firefighter and Grant Coordinator of the Prince George Volunteer Fire Department. “We’re grateful for the support of Perdue and the Foundation to provide lockers for each of the department’s 30 volunteers.”
The Prince George Volunteer Fire Department responds to more than 500 calls a year in suburban Prince George County, serving some 36,000 residents.
“The Prince George Volunteer Fire Department has been a long-time friend and partner of Perdue Farms,” said Sam Rascona, facility manager at Perdue’s Mid-Atlantic Replenishment Center in Prince George. “With our distribution center and associates located within their service area, we’re honored to provide them the funding to purchase something so tangible and meaningful.”
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®, 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.™