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Perdue Kentucky associates contribute $16,720 to United Way of the Ohio Valley

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Perdue Farms' associates present a check for $16,720.58 to the United Way of Ohio County. From left in front row are Perdue associates Julie Valle, Jess Htoo, Sie Meh, Ba Toe and Ram Bswa. In middle row are associates Alice Gongoria, Jose Fonceca, Angie Lindsey, Anita Cooper, Dorissa Vincent and Megan Edwards, and Cindy Ferrell with United Way. In back row are associates Jim Booth, Donnie Smith, Travis Pounitious, Elizabeth Allen, Erin Groves and Terry Price.

Salisbury, Md. (Friday, February 19, 2016) — Associates at Perdue Farms’ operation in Cromwell contributed $16,720.58 to the United Way of the Ohio Valley during a recent ceremony at the Perdue facility. The contribution included $9,330.70 in campaign pledges by associates and a $1,520 grant funded by the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms. 

United Way of the Ohio Valley is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to maximize the communities’ resources improving the lives of all the members of the community. Through the combination of generous individual and business contributions, the United Way in Ohio County is able to support such agencies as the Ohio County Food Pantry, Olive Branch Services, and Ohio County Equestrian Inc. to name a few.    

The Perdue campaign allowed associates to use a simple payroll deduction process to individually contribute to the United Way. 

“We are happy to continue our support for the United Way of Ohio Valley which covers Ohio County,” said Jim Booth, director of Perdue operations in Cromwell. “At Perdue, we are committed to giving back to the community and that is certainly reflected in the generosity of our associates through this campaign. I’m inspired by their compassion to help their neighbors.”

In accepting the contribution, United Way Campaign Director Cindy Ferrell said, “This means that children will be educated, seniors will be fed, and individuals and families will find resources to be more self-sufficient. United Way can’t do these things alone – it takes all of us living united to make a community strong.” 

About United Way of Ohio County 
United Way works to advance the common good by focusing on education, income, and health.  These are the building blocks for a good life – a quality education that leads to a good job, enough income to support a family through retirement and good health. Our goal is to create long-lasting change by addressing the underlying causes of issues in our communities. We strive to bring together the community to develop and implement proven strategies, pulling together financial and human resources, and measure the results. “Live United” means being a part of a change.  It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future.   

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 Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation
The Franklin P. and 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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