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Country Pure Foods donates $30,000 to Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund
posted Aug 5, 2010 - 4:32:09pm
Country Pure Foods, one of the nation’s top independent juice processors, is giving back to the men and women of the armed forces by donating money that was raised through employee contributions.
Through a $5,000 corporate gift and a voluntary donation drive at the Akron, Ohio; Ellington, Connecticut; and Deland, Florida, plants, Country Pure Foods generated the sizeable $30,652 contribution to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund in an effort to support those who defend our freedoms daily. More than 200 employees, about 54 percent of the company’s workforce, contributed to the donation that supports our nation’s military and their families.
Country Pure Foods’ President and CEO, Raymond K. Lee, presented the contribution to Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund’s Executive Vice President, David Winters aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City July 20.
When speaking about the company’s contribution, Mr. Lee stated: “Our military personnel and their families make the greatest personal sacrifice to protect our country so we are able to enjoy the freedoms that we so often take for granted. We wanted our company and employees to focus on giving back to the military families during their time of greatest need and to show our appreciation for their service.”
Mr. Lee added, “Regardless of our personal views of the world today, we felt this was a cause that transcends all beliefs. The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund impressed us toward that endeavor in that 100 percent of all contributions go directly toward the aid and support of our injured or fallen soldiers and their families. We may argue whether war is justified, but we cannot dispute the sacrifices which these brave men and women have made in service to our country.”
For more information about Country Pure Foods and their products, please visit www.juice4u.com. You can also follow the company on Twitter at twitter.com/countrypure or became a fan on Facebook.
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