The East Coast Gobblers Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation stepped up to help less fortunate families in the area by offering warm smiles and hearty meals this past Christmas season.
This week on Outdoors Radio Show 503, East Coast Gobblers chapter president Wally Mielke, Jr. tells how his group raised more than $7,500 to provide 1,011 turkeys to families in the area during the two weeks before Christmas. This impressive total made the East Coast Gobblers the #1 contributing local chapter nationwide to the Turkey Hunters Care program for a second consecutive year.
“The Turkey Hunters Care program is an example of NWTF volunteers doing ‘little things’ for people to make them smile during the holidays,” Mielke says. “With so many people in our area without jobs, generous local donors reached down in their pockets and pulled out hope for their neighbors in need. With the holidays now behind us, we are already collecting donations for next year.”
Thanks to approximately 56 donors, consisting of local businesses and private individuals, NWTF volunteers were able to raise over $7,500 to purchase the frozen, domestic turkeys. Volunteers with the chapter distributed turkeys to Peter’s Pantry in Manitowoc, Faith Lutheran Church in Valders, Kingdom Come Pantry in Octono Falls, and Bethel Baptist Church in Green Bay.
“The Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are times for family, but they are also a time when many families are in need,” said NWTF CEO George Thornton. “Turkey Hunters Care is a great way for the NWTF’s committed volunteers to help these families during some of the most celebrated holidays of the year.”
For more information about the NWTF’s Turkey Hunters Care program, call (800) THE-NWTF or visit www.nwtf.org.
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