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Perdue continues support for Bertie County YMCA with $10,000 Perdue Foundation grant

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Perdue Farms presented a $10,000 grant to the Bertie County YMCA in Windsor, N.C. From left to right are Frank Ratzlaff, YMCA board member, Casey Owens, executive director of the Bertie County YMCA, Jeff Stalls, Perdue director of operations in Lewiston, N.C., and John Trent, YMCA chairman of the board and Bertie County Commission chairman.
Salisbury, Md. (Wednesday, August 24 2016) – As part of its commitment to improve the quality of life in the communities in which it operates, Perdue Farms has presented a $10,000 Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation grant to the Bertie County YMCA Inc. in Windsor, N.C. The Perdue Foundation is the charitable giving arm of Perdue.

The Bertie County YMCA is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1991. The YMCA takes a stand for youth development, healthy living and for social responsibility. The Bertie County YMCA, one of the smallest in the country, has a giant impact on the communities that they serve. 

The YMCA basketball program that started in 1994 is one of the largest in the area serving more that 300 children from around the county. The basketball program will hold open registration Sept. 1 to Oct. 1.

“We have to continue to guide and push our youth in the right direction and our basketball program gives us the perfect platform to do so,” said Casey Owens, executive director of the Bertie County YMCA. “In rural eastern North Carolina, there are very few recreational activities for children to participate in. This funding will allow us to continue the programs we have as well as launch some new programs. We’re appreciative for the support of Perdue Farms and the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Foundation.”

“For 25 years, the Bertie County YMCA has been an important part of our community, including for many of our associates and their families. We’re excited to be able to invest in the future of the YMCA’s youth development and recreational programs,” said Jeff Stalls, director of Perdue operations in Lewiston. Perdue first supported the YMCA basketball program in 2013 with a $10,000 Perdue Foundation grant.

“At the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, we understand that organizations such as the Bertie County YMCA are essential to building stronger communities. They share our values, and we are delighted to continue our support for their valuable programs,” said Kim Nechay, executive director of the Perdue Foundation.

About the Bertie County YMCA
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 YMCAs engage 21 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. 

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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