Sanderson Farms donates $1 million to American Red Cross Hurricane Ida relief efforts


The Moultrie Observer (GA)

Oct 5, 2021  


JACKSON, Miss. — In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Ida, Sanderson Farms is donating $1 million to the American Red Cross to aid in ongoing recovery efforts in the Southeast.


Sanderson Farms’ contribution will help the Red Cross provide food, emergency shelter, relief supplies and comfort to those impacted, according to an announcement from the company Sept. 27.


“At Sanderson Farms, when a crisis hits, we come together to support our employees, their families and the whole community,” said Joe F. Sanderson, Jr., CEO and chairman of the board of Sanderson Farms. “The effects of Hurricane Ida hit close to home, and many of our employees, growers and their families suffered devastating losses in Southwest Louisiana, Hammond, La., the Greater New Orleans area, and Southwest Mississippi. We have been humbled by the spirit of resilience, generosity and kindness that we have witnessed among our employees, friends and neighbors, and Sanderson Farms is committed to doing everything we can to help get our communities back on their feet.” 


“It’s heart-wrenching to see how Hurricane Ida impacted so many people. The generosity of partners such as Sanderson Farms make it possible for the Red Cross to respond at a moment’s notice with volunteers, equipment and supplies, powering our mission to help people recover,” said Mike Ryan, vice president of development, Southeast and Caribbean...