Perdue Farms associates donate $37,431.37 to United Way of Delaware

MILFORD — Associates at Perdue Farms’ operation in Milford donated $37,431.37 to the United Way of Delaware during a recent ceremony at the Perdue Milford facility.

Caption: Perdue Farms’ associates present a check for $37,431.37 to the United Way of Delaware. From left to right are Business Unit Leader Matthew Hearn, United Way of Delaware Vice President for Resource Development and Strategic Partnerships John Moore, United Way of Delaware Community Relations AssociateChristella St. Juste, Director of Operations Dean Walston, Perdue United Way Campaign Coordinator Aleeshia Webster and Human Resources Complex Manager Derrick Mangum. Special to The Chronicle

Caption: Perdue Farms’ associates present a check for $37,431.37 to the United Way of Delaware. From left to right are Business Unit Leader Matthew Hearn, United Way of Delaware Vice President for Resource Development and Strategic Partnerships John Moore, United Way of Delaware Community Relations AssociateChristella St. Juste, Director of Operations Dean Walston, Perdue United Way Campaign Coordinator Aleeshia Webster and Human Resources Complex Manager Derrick Mangum. Special to The Chronicle

The contribution included $34,028.37 in campaign pledges by associates and a $3,403 grant funded by the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms.

The Perdue campaign allowed associates to use a simple payroll deduction process to individually contribute to the United Way.

“We are inspired each year by the generosity of our associates as they support the community through donations to United Way of Delaware,” said Dean Walston, director of Perdue operations in Milford. “At Perdue, our associate teams reflect our company value of stewardship within the community”.

In accepting the contribution, United Way of Delaware’s Vice President for Resource Development and Strategic Partnerships John Moore said, “We are so proud of the great collaboration we have with Perdue. Working together we are positively impacting thousands of people who need help the most and together we are transforming dark todays into brighter tomorrows. That is what it means to LIVE UNITED!”

United Way is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to maximize the communities’ resources improving the lives of all the members of the community. Through the combination of generous individual and business contributions, the United Way of Delaware is able to support such agencies as Boys and Girls Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Cheer, Kent-Sussex Industries, Peoples Place and more.

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