UTICA, N.Y. – Staff at Coldwell Banker Faith Properties delivered 1,000 pounds worth of turkeys to the Rescue Mission of Utica ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.
The 400 turkeys were purchased from Smith Packing in Utica, and donated to the Mission on Monday, Nov. 23.
"This has been a very tough year for many people. A thousand pounds of turkey is going to go a long way to families and individuals really happy this Thanksgiving,” said Ernie Talerico, director of operations at the Mission.
Owner of Coldwell Banker Faith, John Brown, organized the turkey donation to help the Mission serve those in need.
A heartfelt thank you to John Brown and his team from Coldwell Banker Faith Properties who donated approximately 150 turkeys this morning. The TURKEY TOSS was a hit again this year. God bless you all for your generosity. pic.twitter.com/Ks15si15Cg
— Utica Rescue Mission (@UticaMissionMV) November 23, 2020
"All of our not-for-profits are suffering tremendously so if we don’t step up as a local community, no one will,” said Brown.
The Mission will hand out turkeys and other Thanksgiving food items through Thursday this week.