Perdue associates present a $5,000 Arthur W. Perdue Foundation grant to Nancy Woodruff, right, program director of the Sussex Community Crisis Housing Services homeless shelter in Georgetown, Del. From left are Dan Stein, director of Perdue operations in Georgetown, Lavoney Parker, Perdue staffing recruiter, Pat Walls, Perdue associate relations representative, and Woodruff.
Salisbury, Md. (Tuesday, February 4, 2015) — Building upon a commitment to improve the quality of life in the communities in which it operates, Perdue Farms, is continuing its support of Sussex Community Crisis Housing Services (SCCHS) in Georgetown, Del., through a $5,000 Arthur W. Perdue Foundation grant. The Foundation is the charitable giving arm of Perdue.
SCCHS, through its Crisis House Homeless Shelter, provides safe and secure transitional housing to homeless individuals and families. The shelter provides residents a 30-day stay with three meals per day and access to a variety of support services.
“We’re thrilled to have the continued support of Perdue and the Foundation again this year,” said Marie Morole, executive director of SCCHS. “The monies, which are vital to maintain daily operations, will be used to supplement the food costs for our residents and those who come in on a ‘walk-in’ basis for meals. Since seeing our first clients in 1981, we’ve helped hundreds of men, women and children get back on their feet.”
The transitional housing program also provides housing to single-parent families for up to two years. At the shelter, residents learn how to repair their credit and obtain marketable skills, and receive help to find permanent housing.
“Perdue has also been a viable source of employment for many of our shelter residents. Those opportunities have enabled many to get back on their feet and regain permanent housing in the community. We’re deeply grateful for Perdue’s support, and look forward to continuing our partnership,” said Morole.
“Crisis House is an important community resource that functions to support its residents in a constructive way. We are honored to be able to support their mission again this year,” said Dan Stein, director of Perdue operations in Georgetown. The Foundation awarded SCCHS a $2,500 grant in 2013.
About Sussex Community Crisis Housing Services Inc.
The mission of Sussex Community Crisis Housing Services Inc. (SCCHS) is to provide safe and secure temporary housing to the homeless and to facilitate the transition from homelessness to financial housing independence. SCCHS has been providing shelter and supportive services to homeless individuals and families since 1981. The agency’s atmosphere creates an environment that nurtures personal and family dignity, enhances self esteem and promotes independence, housing stability and financial security. Learn more about SCCHS at www.scchsinc.org.
About Perdue Farms
Perdue Farms is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for everyone we touch through innovative food and agricultural products. Since our beginning on Arthur Perdue’s farm in 1920, to our expansion into agribusiness and the introduction of the PERDUE® brand of chicken and turkey under Frank Perdue, and continuing with our third generation of leadership with Chairman Jim Perdue, we’ve remained family owned and family operated. We are the parent company of Perdue Foods and Perdue AgriBusiness. Through our PERDUE®, HARVESTLAND®, and COLEMAN NATURAL® and COLEMAN ORGANIC® food brands; agricultural products and services; and stewardship and corporate responsibility programs, we are working to become the most-trusted name in food and agricultural products. Learn more about Perdue Farms at 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.™