For 36 years, KHRT’s Horn of Plenty has mobilized the community to reach out to families in need during the Christmas season.
Trinity Health Foundation has partnered in the mission for the past eight years. On Dec. 11, Foundation Director Al Evon presented $11,470 in proceeds from Trinity’s recent turkey drive. Coordinator Roy Leavitt says the funds will help pay for a week or two of food for just under 300 families, including items for a Christmas Day meal and toys for children.
“It all goes to families,” Leavitt said. “We don’t have much overhead.”
Through the years, Horn of Plenty has helped some 10,000 families get through a rough patch in their lives, including one women Leavitt says he’ll never forget: “We made our delivery and she was in disbelief; she couldn’t believe that anyone cared. It was the start of a turnaround for her.”