Trinity Health Foundation has launched its 9th Annual Turkey Drive to put turkeys and other fare on the tables of families in need this holiday season. Director Al Evon says the Foundation hopes to raise $11,500 by December 1 to support the KHRT Horn of Plenty.
Horn of Plenty puts turkeys, toys, and other provisions in the homes of area families just before Christmas. “Due to COVID-19 it is projected that there will be an increase in the number of individuals and families who are in need,” Evon said. “People who choose to contribute this year can be confident that whatever amount they donate will have an even greater impact on the lives of people in our region.”
More than 1,000 families have benefitted from the Turkey Drive and Horn of Plenty over the past three years, according to Evon. That includes over 550 children who were helped by last year’s drive alone.
In addition to donating funds, people can nominate a family or individual if the nominee meets certain criteria and lives within a 100-mile radius of Minot. “The Horn of Plenty doesn’t just provide the family with one meal, it provides a week’s worth of groceries at a critical time during the year,” Evon added.
A sum of $15 is sufficient to sponsor a turkey; $45 will sponsor an entire gift box. Donations of any amount are accepted.
People can support the Turkey Drive by visiting the Foundation’s website at trinityhealth.org/foundation/donate-to-the-foundation/turkey-drive-to-benefit-the-horn-of-plenty, or by mailing a contribution to Trinity Health Foundation Turkey Drive, PO Box 5020, Minot, ND 58702-5020. For more information, call the Trinity Health Foundation at 701-857-5432.