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Arthur W. Perdue Foundation awards $3,000 grant to Putnam County Rescue Squad in Tennessee

Putnam Rescue Grant
Perdue Farms associates present a $3,000 grant funded by the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation to the Putnam County Rescue Squad. From left to right are Chuck Stephens, safety and security manager for Perdue, Tyler Smith, director of the Cookeville-Putnam County Emergency Management Agency, Stanley Vanhooser, chief of the Putnam County Rescue Squad, and Jerry Layne, human resources manager for Perdue.

SALISBURY, MD. (Tuesday, August 20, 2013) — Perdue Farms, through a $3,000 granted funded by the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, is helping the Putnam County Rescue Squad in Monterey, Tenn., purchase new life-saving equipment and fund first-responder training. The Foundation is the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms.

“We’re so happy to have the continued support of Perdue through this generous grant,” said Stanley Vanhooser, chief of the Putnam County Rescue Squad. In 2011, the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation provided a $2,500 grant to the Rescue Squad to fund similar equipment and training.

“Our all-volunteer squad responds to more than 900 emergency calls a year, most of which are for extraction of victims of motor vehicle accidents. This funding will help ensure we have the necessary equipment to save lives and provide for the training of our first responders,” he said.

“At Perdue, our associates live in the same communities where the Rescue Squad members live and serve. We recognize the important service these men and women provide, and we’re proud to support their vital role through this funding,” said Jerry Layne, human resource manager at Perdue’s operation in Monterey.


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 business dedicated to making Perdue the most trusted name in food and agricultural products.  To learn more about Perdue Farms, visit www.perduefarms.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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