Perdue Farms donates money and food to Bertie County tornado relief

Perdue Farms donates cash and meals to Bertie County twister aid

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BERTIE COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – Perdue Farms is donating cash and meals to assist households in Bertie County get well from the lethal EF-Three twister that destroyed a neighborhood in Windsor.

$10,000 to the Albemarle Space United Approach and 45,000 kilos of protein to the Meals Financial institution of the Albemarle to help with ongoing restoration efforts in Bertie County following the lethal EF-Three twister spawned by Tropical Storm Isaias.

The donations are a part of Perdue’s companywide starvation aid initiative, “Delivering Hope to Our Neighbors®”.

Perdue’s donation of 45,000 kilos of protein will present meals to households in want. As well as, the Franklin P. and Arthur W Perdue Basis, the corporate’s charitable giving arm, donated $10,000 to the Albemarle Space United Approach in help of the aid efforts.

“We’re extraordinarily overwhelmed with gratitude for the help of Perdue Farms in response to the twister that severely impacted our county. The joint help of Perdue and the Albemarle Space United Approach for our neighbors who’ve misplaced a lot is an excellent instance of how dedicated companions can really make a distinction,” mentioned Ron Wesson, chairman of the Bertie County Board of Commissioners.

The tornado ripped by means of a cell residence neighborhood close to Windsor killing two folks and injuring dozens of others, leaving many households homeless.

“We sincerely respect Perdue Farms’ fast response and help for the Meals Financial institution and our associate businesses in Bertie County,” mentioned Liz Reasoner, govt director of Meals Financial institution of the Albemarle.

Bertie County is residence to Perdue Farms’ operations that worker greater than 3,700 staff. “The losses endured by so many, together with a few of our associates and their households, are heartbreaking,” mentioned Frank Koekoek, director of Perdue operations in Lewiston.

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