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Perdue Farms' Kentucky Associates Pledge $14,308 to United Way of the Ohio Valley

Cromwell United Way

 Perdue Farms associates present a check for $14,308 to the United Way of Ohio Valley. From left to right are Cindy Ferrell, campaign director for United Way, Perdue associates Rick Corona, Steve Mullins, Susan Schroader, Margaret Sherwood, Meranda Wilson, Vickie Maden, Jenny Fain, Lois Ashby, Patricia Johnson, Baylee Long, Marie Harding, United Way campaign assistant and administrative assistant, and United Way Board of Directors member Kelly Roe.

Cromwell, Ky. (December 5, 2012) - Associates at Perdue Farms’ Cromwell, Ky., Complex contributed $14,308 to the United Way of the Ohio Valley. The campaign also includes a $1,301 grant funded by the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms.

United Way is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to maximize the communities’ resources to improve the lives of all the members of the community. Through the combination of generous individual and business contributions, the United Way of the Ohio Valley is able to fund agencies and programs in the areas of education, income, health, and emergency services.

The Perdue campaign allowed associates to use a simple payroll deduction process to individually contribute to the United Way. They also organized several fund-raising events, including a bake sale and silent auction, and some associates made individual cash donations.  Despite tough economic conditions, Perdue associates still managed to dig deep in their pockets to support their local community. In fact, associates increased their contributions to United Way by more than 700 percent over last year.

“I’m genuinely not surprised by the success our team had with its efforts to raise money for United Way,” said Jim Booth, Perdue director of operations. “When they get behind something, lookout, the sky’s the limit!  We have a huge base of good hearted and caring people.”

As Lesley King, Perdue human resources manager, explains, “This has been a very heart-warming experience with the level of participation from our associates. They were very positive, receptive, and forthcoming with Perdue’s community efforts for United Way. I am proud of what we were able to do as a team.”

Cindy Ferrell, campaign director of the United Way of the Ohio Valley, said, “Perdue Farms and United Way of the Ohio Valley have forged a shared partnership to support this community.  Together, we share a vision of making an impact in the lives of others.  It is strong partnerships like this that give a renewed sense of commitment, strength, and hope to the future of our community.  We are proud and humbled to be at the table with such a fine and caring community partner as Perdue.” 

About Perdue Farms
Perdue Farms is the parent company of Perdue Foods and Perdue AgriBusiness, and represents the Perdue family ownership. Since our beginning on Arthur Perdue’s farm in 1920, through expansion into agribusiness and the introduction of the PERDUE® brand of chicken and turkey under Frank Perdue, to our third-generation of family leadership with Chairman Jim Perdue, we’ve remained a family-owned, family-operated company dedicated to making Perdue the most-trusted name in food and agricultural products. To learn more about Perdue, visit www.perdue.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™.


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