Perdue Farms Awards $10,000 Grant to Christian Shelter Inc. in Maryland for Kitchen Floor Replacement

February 16, 2021

Salisbury, Md. (Tuesday, February 16, 2021) — Perdue Farms, through its Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, has awarded a $10,000 grant to Christian Shelter Inc. in Salisbury, Md., to remove and replace water-damaged floors in the shelter’s kitchen and dining room hallway. Christian Shelter is a temporary emergency shelter providing safety, nutritious meals, and practical and spiritual direction to people in crisis.

“Since taking possession of the current building that the shelter inhabits in the late 1990s, the organization has been challenged repeatedly with maintenance needs,” said Gus Lebois, Christian Shelter Inc. board member. “The flooring in the kitchen and the adjacent hallway into the dining area is in need of repair. The kitchen and dining room areas are critical to allowing the shelter to safely feed homeless families.”

The shelter receives no governmental financial support. While not affiliated with any denomination, it receives a large portion of its support from local churches and Christian groups and individuals. Businesses and civic organizations also provide significant support.

“The Perdue Foundation is pleased to award this $10,000 grant to Christian Shelter Inc. and to assist them in their mission to provide safe housing and meals for men, women and children who are homeless,” said Kim Nechay, executive director of the Perdue Foundation. “Their services are very much needed, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.”

Lebois said Christian Shelter “is very appreciative of the support the Perdue Foundation has provided over the years. Perdue has been instrumental in numerous projects, providing many volunteer hours and needed donations, such as food, cleaning supplies, clothing and shoes. For that we are eternally grateful.”

About the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation
The Franklin P. and 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®.

About Perdue Farms
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About Christian Shelter Inc.
Christian Shelter Inc. in Salisbury, Md., is a temporary emergency shelter providing safety, nutritious meals, and practical and spiritual direction to people in crisis. Since Christian Shelter opened in December 1980, it has sheltered and ministered to more than 28,400 people and served more than 500,000 meals. Information: christianshelter.org.

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