Pictured above: Perdue Farms donated $11,051.68 to United Way of Ohio Valley. A check was presented to Amy Nonweiler March 6 in Cromwell. Employees at Perdue say that raising money for good causes is very important to both their local and corporate team. From left, Amy Nonweiler (United Way), Kim Sampson, Meranda Phillips, Erin Groves, Kim Simpson, Mark Knight, Tami Cole, Lynette Tuma and Jeremy Burton (Photo courtesy of Ohio CountyTimes-News/Seth Dukes)

Associates from Perdue Farms’ operation in Cromwell, Ky., recently presented a check for $11,051.68 to the United Way of the Ohio Valley. The contribution included $10,046.68 in associate contributions and a $1,005.00 grant provided by the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms.

Perdue employs 1,200 associates in Cromwell.  “At Perdue, our values of teamwork and stewardship help guide our commitment to giving back in the communities where we   live and work. I am extremely proud of our associates for their contributions to United Way. We’re committed to supporting  the United Way, not only today, but every day in our efforts to become the best corporate citizen that we can be,” said Mark  Knight, Perdue director of operations.

The Perdue campaign allowed associates to use a simple payroll deduction process to individually support United Way and its partner agencies. “We are extremely grateful to Perdue Farms and it’s team members for their continued commitment to making a positive impact on people’s lives,” said Amy Nonweiler, director of resource development for United Way. “By giving to the United Way of the Ohio Valley, Perdue Farms has invested in our local community, creating opportunities for a better tomorrow. Because of Perdue Farms’ commitment to our community, the hungry will be fed, families will find shelter, and young people will grow up in a safe and nurturing environment. Their investment will help countless people become strong, healthy, and self-sufficient.”

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 the Ohio Valley is able to support such agencies as the Salvation Army, Boulware Mission, Boy Scouts of America, Ohio County Food Pantry and more.

Page A-4, March 14, 2018, Ohio CountyTimes-News