This Thanksgiving, a group of business owners in Nicholasville are taking action to ensure that everyone has something to be thankful for. Inspired by their personal experiences and recognizing the difficulties faced by many families this year, they came together to devise a plan to help alleviate some of the challenges people are facing.
On Monday night, Jacob Warren, Chris Dedman, and Landon Marsh came up with the idea to donate 150 turkeys to those in need. Landon was inspired by his family’s tradition of giving back during Christmas and wanted to extend that spirit to Thanksgiving, especially since he has been fortunate enough to have been blessed himself. Chris, who grew up with financial struggles, recognized the importance of helping others and knew that this was an opportunity to make a difference.
The line to receive a turkey was long, but Carletta Johnson was one of the first in line. She described being unemployed and waiting on Social Security, but receiving a turkey would help 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 the importance of giving back and helping others, especially in difficult times.
The business owners were proud of what they were able to accomplish and hope that their actions will inspire others to give back as well. They believe that by working together and helping those in need, they can create a brighter future for everyone in their community.