A group of business owners in Nicholasville have come together to ensure that everyone has something to be thankful for, three days before Thanksgiving. One of the business owners, Jacob Warren, expressed the sentiment that it’s nice to be able to help out those who can’t afford things in the community.
Especially this year, there is an understanding that many people need help. Chris Dedman, another business owner involved in the effort, spoke about his personal background of growing up with financial struggles. Recognizing the current hardship faced by many families, Chris and the other business owners knew that they needed to take action to help alleviate some of the difficulties people are experiencing.
On Monday night, Jacob Warren, Chris Dedman, and Landon Marsh came up with a plan to address the need for assistance. They purchased 150 turkeys with the intention of donating them to anyone who might need one in time for Thanksgiving. Landon Marsh expressed that he was inspired by his family’s tradition of giving back during Christmas, and that he wanted to extend that giving spirit to Thanksgiving, particularly since he has been fortunate enough to have been blessed himself.
The line to receive a turkey was long and Carletta Johnson was among those waiting eagerly. She admitted that she is currently facing financial hardship and described being unemployed and waiting on Social Security. Receiving a turkey would help make her Thanksgiving and her family’s holiday much happier she said while expressing her gratitude for what she had received and emphasizing the importance of being grateful for what one has.”