Maryland associates raise $22,337 for Wicomico County March of Dimes
Salisbury. Md. (Monday, January 30, 2017) — Perdue Farms’ associates from the Salisbury, Md., processing plant and the corporate office raised a combined $22,337 for the 2016 Wicomico County March of Dimes campaign to support the March of Dimes’ fight against premature birth and birth defects. Since 2001, Perdue associates have contributed more than $380,000 to support March of Dimes of Wicomico County.
“It is my pleasure to announce that Perdue Farms has taken on the charge of improving the health of babies here on the Eastern Shore as a top team for 2016 March for Babies,” said Wendy Jarrett, March of Dimes Development Specialist. “These funds are used for research, community grants, programming materials and furthering education to our hospitals, health departments and the families they serve. We could not be happier to have a partner such as Perdue that continues to support our mission of giving every baby a fighting chance.”
The Wicomico County March for Babies was held in April 2016 at the Salisbury Moose Family Center in Salisbury. The 2017 Wicomico March for Babies will be held on Sunday, April 23.
“Perdue’s March of Dimes teams have worked hard all year raising much-needed funds to support their mission to end premature birth and birth defects,” said Megan Moore, Perdue Corporate March of Dimes campaign coordinator. “Perdue has a long history of supporting this organization in the communities where we live and work and the support we receive from our associates and the community each year is amazing.”
“The Salisbury plant has a long history of supporting the March of Dimes in their effort for healthier babies,” said Jack Trader, 2016 Salisbury plant March of Dimes campaign coordinator. “We are proud to be part of that effort.”
Perdue associates support March of Dimes through simple payroll deduction and also through various fundraisers held throughout the year, such as March of Dimes’ signature fundraiser, Blue Jeans for Babies®, a fundraiser where associates donate money to wear jeans and dress casual for work. The teams also raise money holding various raffles.
About March of Dimes
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. For more than 75 years, moms and babies have benefited from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines, and breakthroughs. For the latest resources and health information, visit our websites marchofdimes.org and nacersano.org. To participate in our annual signature fundraising event, visit marchforbabies.org. If you have been affected by prematurity or birth defects, visit our shareyourstory.org community to find comfort and support. For detailed national, state and local perinatal statistics, visit peristats.org.
About Perdue Farms
We’re a third-generation, family owned, U.S. food and agriculture company. Through our belief in responsible food and agriculture, we are empowering consumers, customers and farmers through trusted choices in products and services.
We focus on continuously improving everything we do, constantly learning, and sharing those insights across different production methods. That innovative approach is driving change throughout the company and onto farms. This continuous advancement is leading us toward our vision of becoming the most trusted name in food and agricultural products.
The PERDUE® brand is the number-one brand of fresh chicken in the U.S., and Perdue AgriBusiness is an international agricultural products and services company. As we approach our 100th anniversary in 2020, our path forward is about getting better, not just bigger. We never use drugs for growth promotion in raising poultry and livestock, and we are actively advancing our animal welfare programs. Our brands are leaders in no-antibiotics-ever chicken, turkey and pork, and in USDA-certified organic chicken. We’ve increased our support for the family farm by creating new markets, including specialty crops. Through agricultural services, we give farmers more options for the acre, including conversion to organic production and products and services that increase the sustainability of conventional agriculture. Learn more at www.perduefarms.com.