|Salvation Army helps put turkey on the table for some Hills families|
|Saturday, 17 November 2012 15:31|
While a few dollars in the kettle is always appreciated, Salvation Army volunteers are collecting whole turkeys for their holiday season turkey round-up. Generous patrons deposited the birds in a cart, before they were collected by truck and hauled to the Salvation Army's ice locker.
Salvation Army of the Black Hills' Jim Beardsley says, "And they could donate between an eight and fourteen pound turkey to Salvation Army. We've already started collecting, running about 10 turkeys per 2 hours, so 5 an hour. That's a good speed to be picking up turkeys to make our goal."
The turkeys will be distributed for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. 800 families in the Black Hills have already signed up to receive turkeys.