In the spirit of Thanksgiving, a group of business owners in Nicholasville have come together to help those in need. The initiative was led by Jacob Warren, who expressed his desire to give back to the community and help those who can’t afford things.
Chris Dedman, another business owner involved in the effort, shared his personal background of growing up with financial struggles and recognized the current hardship faced by many families. He knew that they needed to take action to 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 was inspired by his family’s tradition of giving back during Christmas and wanted to extend that giving spirit to Thanksgiving, particularly since he has been fortunate enough to have been blessed himself.
Carletta Johnson was among the recipients of the turkeys. She admitted that she is currently facing financial hardship, being unemployed and waiting on Social Security. Receiving a turkey would make her Thanksgiving and her family’s holiday much happier. Carletta expressed her gratitude and emphasized the importance of being grateful for what one has. She has participated in feeding the homeless and knows firsthand how important it is to give back and help others, especially in difficult times.