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Perdue Farms' Washington associates contribute $45,058.45 to United Way of Daviess County

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Perdue Farms’ associates present a check for $45,058.45 to Dusty Davis of the United Way of Daviess County. From left to right are Perdue associate Erich Felkner, Sara Norfolk, chairwoman of United Way, associates Michelle Loudermilk, Amber Cruz, Davis, and associates Autumn Morrow, David Litherland, Samantha Clark, Emard Ramos and Danielle Jochim.

Salisbury, Md. (Feburary 26, 2013) — Associates from Perdue Farms’ operations in Washington recently presented a check for $45,058.45 in support of the United Way of Daviess County. The contribution included a $4,096 grant provided by the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms, and helped the Daviess County chapter reach its $200,000 campaign goal for 2012.

Perdue employees more than 900 associates at its Washington turkey operation, which includes a processing plant and feed mill in Washington and hatchery in Vincennes.

“We are extremely proud of our team here in Washington,” said Erich Felkner, Perdue Human Resources Manager. “Even in a time of poor economic conditions, our associates never cease to amaze me with their generosity and kindness to assist others in our community.”

The campaign allowed Perdue associates to use a simple payroll deduction process to individually support more than 30 partner agencies combined in Daviess County. Associates’ pledges will help fund programs dedicated to meeting crisis needs, helping children and youth succeed, strengthening and supporting families, supporting vulnerable and aging populations and other community outreach. Through the combination of generous individual and business contributions, the United Way of Daviess County is able to support such agencies as the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Girl Scouts, Daviess County YMCA, Head Start, Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels and more.

“Year after year, Perdue symbolizes what it means to be a great corporate citizen,” said Brenda Sobecki, executive director of the United Way of Daviess County. “Through the generosity of Perdue and its associates, we’re able to help our partner agencies continue to fund programs that improve the quality of life for so many people in our county.”

 

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 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 estate 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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