Sanderson Farms Gifts $25,000 to American Red Cross Hurricane Matthew Relief
KINSTON, Oct. 14, 2016 — In the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, the Red Cross and its partner organizations continue to work together to help those affected by the storm.
Sanderson Farms quickly jumped in to help the Red Cross fulfill its mission by donating $25,000 to Hurricane Matthew relief efforts.
The funds will allow the Red Cross to continue its massive sheltering effort for thousands of people across five states, feed hungry families, and working with residents on the path to recovery.
“With the support of Sanderson Farms, we can better serve our neighbors in Eastern North Carolina who were affected by Hurricane Matthew and make sure their basic needs are met,” said Vicki LaBelle executive director of the Red Cross in the Cape Fear area. “Families rely on us in times of uncertainty and Sanderson Farms funds will allow the Red Cross to continue to provide that relief.”
HOW YOU CAN HELP
MAKE A DONATION The Red Cross depends on donations to provide immediate relief. Help people affected by Hurricane Matthew by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word MATTHEW to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster. Learn more about the Red Cross response to Hurricane Matthew here.
Contact: Vicki LaBelle
E-mail: [email protected]
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.