On Thanksgiving, many people gather around the table to share food and gratitude with their loved ones. However, for some in the Nicholasville community, this holiday may not be as joyful due to financial struggles. To help alleviate some of the difficulties faced by families in need, a group of business owners came together three days before Thanksgiving.
Led by Jacob Warren and Chris Dedman, the group purchased 150 turkeys to donate to those who might need them for the holiday. Chris spoke about his personal background of growing up with financial struggles and recognized the current hardship faced by many families in the community. He knew that they needed to take action to help alleviate some of the difficulties people are experiencing.
Monday night saw Jacob, Chris, and Landon Marsh come up with a plan to distribute these turkeys. They knew that they wanted to extend their giving spirit beyond just Christmas and decided on Thanksgiving as the perfect opportunity to give back. Landon was inspired by his family’s tradition of giving back during Christmas and wanted to continue that tradition for Thanksgiving.
In line to receive one of these turkeys was Carletta Johnson, who has been facing financial hardship lately. She is currently unemployed and waiting on Social Security but knows that receiving a turkey would make her holiday much happier for herself and her family. Carletta expressed her gratitude and emphasized the importance of being grateful for what one has, knowing firsthand how difficult it can be during tough times.