(MINOT, ND) – A drive to put turkeys on the tables of needy families this holiday season has raised a record sum.
Trinity Health Foundation launched its 6th annual turkey drive in late October in partnership with KHRT’s Horn of Plenty campaign. The goal was to raise $6,750 ñ enough to purchase up to 450 turkeys or 150 full gift boxes for families in the region.
Foundation Director Al Evon says the campaign ended November 30th, and the numbers indicate the drive far exceeded its goal.
‘This year, Trinity Health Foundation received $8,210, which is the highest amount of donations in our history of conducting the Turkey Drive for the Horn of Plenty,’ Evon said. ‘We are truly blessed by the many people who donated generously and, in many cases, sacrificially to support families in our area.’
Evon says donations came from employees within Trinity’s system as well as from nursing students and others in the community. ‘The outpouring of compassion and support was amazing,’ Evon added. ‘Many families will be blessed when they receive the gift boxes.’
The turkeys and food items will be distributed along with gift boxes to families in the community just before Christmas.