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Perdue Foundation provides $15,000 grant to Eastern Shore of Virginia Habitat for Humanity

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Emma Nock, Perdue associate and Habitat board member, presents a $15,000 Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation grant to Eastern Shore of Virginia Habitat for Humanity representatives. From left are Wallops Flight Facility volunteer Jarom Dietz, Will Gleim, Habitat construction manager, Eric Fredholm, construction supervisor, Nock, Wallops volunteer Conrad Boyle, Wayne Parsley, Habitat board president, and Wallops volunteer Christopher Brown.
Salisbury, Md. (Thursday, May 19, 2016) — Perdue Farms, through a $15,000 grant funded by the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, is helping Habitat for Humanity provide homeownership opportunities for families on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

“We are so grateful to the Perdue Foundation for their continued support,” said Nancy Gonzalez, executive director for Habitat for Humanity. “Raising the funds to build two homes per year can be daunting at times, and partnering with Perdue is a huge boost. We also are looking forward to a volunteer group of associates from Perdue coming to assist in the building of one of our homes.”

For more than 26 years, the Eastern Shore of Virginia Habitat for Humanity has been providing safe, efficient home ownership opportunities for citizens in substandard housing. Since its incorporation in 1988, the Eastern Shore chapter has completed and dedicated more than 40 homes in Northampton and Accomack counties.

Families who qualify for a Habitat house are able to realize the dream of homeownership through a commitment of sweat equity, a 30-year, no-interest mortgage and the expectation that they will continue to support other Habitat projects.

“Habitat for Humanity’s mission to give families a hand up and help them work toward homeownership is such a compelling cause in an area like the Eastern Shore of Virginia,” said Kim Nechay, executive director of the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation. “We are very honored to be a partner with them and to be able to invest in these homes for worthy families in need.”

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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