Perdue donates #036;25k to Community Hub

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 8, 2007

LEWISTON – On behalf of Perdue, Inc., Jim Young and Jeff Stalls presented Vivian Saunders, the Director of the Bertie County Family Resource Center, a check for $25,000 on July 31 at the Lewiston-Woodville plant.

The money will be used for the development of the Family Resource Center’s Community Hub. The sole purpose of the Hub is to help promote technology to the Bertie County community, as well as all the Perdue employees.

This Hub will be run by the Digital Connectors, a group of bright Bertie natives ranging from 14-20 years of age. The Bertie Digital Connecters join more than 500 youth engaged with One Economy Corporation across the country as technology catalysts in their communities.

The Digital Connectors will teach computer classes to residents, install computers and aide patrons who need assistance while using the free computer lab. They had a three-day orientation, which was held at Bertie Academy from April 9-11.

In addition to this training, the Digital Connectors had the opportunity to attend a two-day Access All training with the Charlotte Habitat for Humanity on July 20 and 21, where they installed Dell computers into the homes of Habitat residents.

On behalf of the BCFRC staff, officials would like to send a special thanks to Bertie County Schools, One Economy, Perdue, the Bertie County Commissioners, Mayors, and all those individuals who made this day possible and have supported the group along the way.