On Monday night, three business owners from Nicholasville gathered to discuss the struggles faced by many families in their community during the current economic climate. Jacob Warren, Chris Dedman, and Landon Marsh came up with a plan to address the need for assistance and donate 150 turkeys to those in need for Thanksgiving.
Landon was inspired by his family’s tradition of giving back during Christmas and wanted to extend that spirit to Thanksgiving. He recognized that being blessed himself had allowed him to be in a position to help others, especially during difficult times.
Chris Dedman spoke about his personal background of growing up with financial struggles and how it motivated him to take action. He understood the difficulties faced by many families and knew that they needed help alleviating some of their burdens.
Carletta Johnson was one of the lucky recipients of a turkey donated by the group. She described being unemployed and waiting on Social Security, but receiving a turkey would make her Thanksgiving and her family’s holiday much happier. She expressed her gratitude for the gesture and emphasized the importance of being grateful for what one has, having participated in feeding the homeless beforehand she knows first hand how important it is to give back and help others especially during difficult times.