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‘Gainesville Relief’ offers support for families affected by facility accident

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. — In an effort to support the families of the six valued employees who died in the tragic Jan. 28 accident that occurred at the Foundation Food Group facility in Gainesville, Ga., the Northeast Georgia Latino Chamber of Commerce, Georgia Poultry Federation, U.S. Poultry Foundation and Foundation Food Group are working together to assist the families of those lost by establishing “Gainesville Relief.”

The NGLCC, GPF and USPF join Foundation Food Group in extending deepest sympathies and prayers to the families and friends of our lost team members: Saulo Suarez-Bernal, Jose De-Jesus Elias-Cabrera, Corey Alan Murphy, Nelly Perez-Rafael, Victor Vellez and Edgar Vera-Garcia.

“Gainesville Relief” was created to provide financial support to those who were impacted by this terrible loss, the groups noted.

“We are extremely grateful for the generosity and gestures of those who are contributing as well as the coordinated efforts of the NGLCC, GPF and USPF,” Jerry Wilson, president and CEO Foundation Food Group, said. “This is a touching example of the Georgia community pulling together to help one another during this difficult time.”

Funds will be collected through the U.S. Poultry & Egg Harold E. Ford Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation. Donations can be made directly to the U.S. Poultry & Egg Harold E. Ford Foundation, 1530 Cooledge Road, Tucker, Ga. 30084. Donations by check should reference “Gainesville Relief” in the memo section. Please reach out to the Georgia Poultry Federation ( or the Northeast Georgia Latino Chamber of Commerce ( ) for more details.

Foundation Food Group is also providing counseling services for its team members from CIGNA Employee Assistance Program, Anthem Administrative EAP Services and Market Place Chaplains Service provided by bilingual representatives. The company asks for thoughts and prayers for their team members, their families, friends, and co-workers as they all cope with this terrible loss.

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