In the aftermath of the disastrous tornadoes across the Southeast region of the United States, the American Red Cross recognizes Sanderson Farms, Inc. for pledging $25,000 to aid in its recovery efforts. The company donated $25,000 to the Red Cross of South Georgia to support tornado response efforts in the Adel, GA area, which is where several of Sanderson Farms’ poultry facilities are located. Many employees who live in and around the Adel area have been directly affected and several have lost their homes due to last week’s disastrous storms and tornadoes. In addition to the monetary donation, Sanderson Farms has also donated chicken and ice to support volunteer efforts across the Southeast.
“The Red Cross of South Georgia has been working tirelessly to help Georgians recover from the deadly tornadoes that hit our region last week,” said Terri Jenkins, Executive Director of the American Red Cross of South Georgia. “We are so thankful for Sanderson Farms’ support and willingness to help our community during this difficult time. This generous donation will help the many people affected by these devastating storms including Sanderson Farms employees who were impacted by this crisis, as well as their families, neighbors and the entire community, as we work together to recover and rebuild.”
“South Georgians have experienced terrible devastation in the past week, and many of our Sanderson Farms employees have been directly affected,” said Heath Parker, Division Manager of Sanderson Farms Production Facility in Adel, Ga. “I’m proud to be part of a company that is here to support the entire community during times of need. It’s the Sanderson Way.”
Sanderson Farms is a fully integrated poultry processing company headquartered in Laurel, Miss., and is the third largest poultry producer in the U.S. In Georgia, Sanderson Farms owns and operates poultry facilities in Moultrie and Adel. The company also donated $25,000 to the American Red Cross Mississippi Region to support tornado recovery efforts in the Hattiesburg and Petal areas.
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About The American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
About Sanderson Farms
Sanderson Farms, Inc., founded in 1947, is engaged in the production, processing, marketing and distribution of fresh and frozen chicken and other prepared food items. Employing more than 13,000 employees in operations spanning five states and 13 different cities, Sanderson Farms is the third largest poultry producer in the United States. As a company, Sanderson Farms is committed to adopting a fresh approach in everything that we do. Not only where products are concerned, but companywide as well. Though the company has grown in size, it still adheres to the same hometown values of honesty, integrity and innovation that were established when the Sanderson family founded the company back in 1947.