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November 19, 2012

Families in need to get donations through Turkey Hunters Care

TERRE HAUTE — United Way of the Wabash Valley, in partnership with Sycamore Ridge Strutters Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, too giveaway 75 frozen turkeys on Wednesday, Nov. 21.

The Sycamore Ridge Strutters Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation is helping less fortunate families in the area by offering warm smiles and hearty meals this holiday season.

Through the Turkey Hunters Care program, the Sycamore Ridge Strutters Chapter is providing 100 turkeys to families in the area to help complete the traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.

Volunteers with the Sycamore Ridge Strutters Chapter distributed 75 frozen domestic turkeys to United Way of the Wabash Valley and 25 to the First Church of the Nazarene.

“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.”

United Way of the Wabash Valley will distribute 75 frozen turkeys at the Booker T. Washington Community Center parking lot from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21. First come, first served. Limit one turkey per household.

“We are thrilled that The Sycamore Ridge Strutters Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation made this very generous gift to our community,” Troy Fears, UWWV executive director, said. “This will help ensure that many families in the area will have a Thanksgiving to remember.”

Sycamore Ridge Strutters Chapter members include Frank Contreras, Stacy Kueber, Cinda Inman, Scott and Marilyn Schoffstall, Chad and Rachelle Koch, Eric Slack, Barry and Cheryl Haskett, Matt O’Rourke, Wayne Morris, Chip Morris, Pat Schoffstall, Alice Kluety, Joe Umphries, Jamie Plant, Ron Gardner and Ryan Hartleroad.

The NWTF is a nonprofit conservation organization that works daily to further its mission of conserving the wild turkey and preserving our hunting heritage. Through dynamic partnerships with state, federal and provincial wildlife agencies, the NWTF and its members have helped restore wild turkey populations across the country, spending more than $372 million to conserve 17 million acres of habitat for all types of wildlife.

For more information, contact Troy Fears at United Way of the Wabash Valley, 812-235-6287 or troy.fears@local.unitedway.org.

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