Murphy-Brown Teams With Don Lee Center to Provide N.C. Students With Environmental Education Programs
WARSAW, N.C., July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Murphy-Brown LLC announced today that it is partnering with the Don Lee Center in a fund-raising campaign to help build a new environmental education facility for North Carolina students that will replace a building damaged by Hurricane Irene.
As part of the kickoff to the campaign, Murphy-Brown is contributing $50,000 toward replacement of the facility, and has also established a challenge gift of $50,000 to match the next $50,000 raised by the Don Lee Center for its environmental education camp in Arapahoe. Murphy-Brown is the livestock production subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, Inc.
The Don Lee Center is a recognized leader in providing students and families with environmental education and awareness programs and experiences in a summer camp coastal setting.
"When we were looking for a partner that is environmentally aware and has demonstrated a commitment to environmental stewardship, Murphy-Brown was a very obvious choice," said the Rev. John Farmer, director of the Don Lee Center.
"We are truly blessed that Murphy-Brown stepped up with a most generous seed gift, along with offers to provide additional resources of staff expertise and its experience for our programs, which are designed to help children and youth learn about the environmental relationships of the earth, and especially those involving the lower Neuse River," Farmer said.
Don Butler, director of government relations and public affairs for Murphy-Brown, said, "We're delighted to help the Don Lee Center educate our state's youth about the value of environmental stewardship. As a company, we're committed to protecting the environment by aggressively applying sound environmental practices that meet the most stringent standards."
SOURCE Murphy-Brown LLC