Lehigh Valley, Pa. Turkey Farmer Gives Thanks at Thanksgiving, in His Own Way.

Turkey Farmer, David Jaindl, owner of Jaindl Farms, Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania, hosted a Tough Mudder event on June 1 and 2, 2013 at one of the company’s farms in Heidelberg Township, Lehigh County. Jaindl’s motivation to host this event was stimulated by Tough Mudder’s commitment to the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). The event attracted 22,000 participants and 8,000 spectators and was considered one of the best venues yet for such a course.

Jaindl decided early on to commit all of his net proceeds received from hosting the event to charity with the “lion’s share” going to the Wounded Warrior Project.

In fall 2013, Jaindl contacted the Wounded Warrior Project headquarters, located in Jacksonville, Florida and reached USMC Lieutenant (Ret) Denis M. Oliverio, Director of Major Gifts. Given the level of this gift, Denis felt it would be appropriate to make the trip to Pennsylvania to receive the contribution in person. Denis is not only employed by WWP but is a wounded warrior himself.

On November 8, Oliverio spoke briefly about his experiences during an assembly for history students at Parkland High School in South Whitehall Township and then accepted the contribution from Jaindl. Local dignitaries were also present.

A check for $50,000 was presented to WWP from David Jaindl on behalf of the David Jaindl Family. The contribution was strongly supported by Jaindl’s family and staff, many who are service veterans themselves and who collectively spent more than 600 hours to prepare the land for the Tough Mudder event.

“Wounded Warriors such as Denis deserve our sincere appreciation. It is important to take the time to honor our servicemen and servicewomen, not only on Veterans Day and Thanksgiving, but every day. There is no more worthwhile cause than the Wounded Warrior Project,” noted David Jaindl. “With this gift, we give them our thanks.”

Spanning four generations, the Jaindl family name is synonymous with excellence in sustainable crop agriculture covering more than 10,000 acres of prime farmland in a four-county region in eastern Pennsylvania; integrated turkey production that includes breeding, hatching, growing, feeding and selling more than 750,000 Grand Champion® turkeys each year; quality orchard produce; and first class residential, industrial, and commercial land development. www.jaindl.com

SOURCE Jaindl Farms

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