A group of business owners in Nicholasville are making sure that everyone has something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Three days before the holiday, they came together to organize a donation of 150 turkeys to those in need.
Jacob Warren, one of the business owners involved, expressed the sentiment that it’s important to give back and help out those who can’t afford things in the community. Especially this year, with many people facing financial hardship, he knew that they needed to take action to make a difference.
Chris Dedman, another business owner involved, shared his personal background of growing up with financial struggles and recognized the current difficulties faced by many families. He was inspired by his family’s tradition of giving back during Christmas and wanted to extend that spirit to Thanksgiving as well.
On Monday night, Jacob Warren, Chris Dedman, and Landon Marsh came up with a plan to address the need for assistance. They purchased the turkeys with the intention of donating them to anyone who might need one in time for Thanksgiving. Landon Marsh was inspired by his family’s tradition of giving back during Christmas and wanted to extend that giving spirit to Thanksgiving as well.
Carletta Johnson was among those who received a turkey from the group. She described being unemployed and waiting on Social Security but recognized that receiving a turkey would help make her Thanksgiving and her family’s holiday much happier. Carletta expressed her gratitude and emphasized the importance of being grateful for what one has. She has participated in feeding the homeless and knows firsthand the importance of giving back and helping others, especially during difficult times