This Thanksgiving, business owners in Nicholasville have come together to ensure that everyone in the community has something to be thankful for. Inspired by the current hardships faced by many families, they have taken action to help alleviate some of the difficulties people are experiencing.
One of the business owners involved, Jacob Warren, expressed his sentiment about helping out those who can’t afford things in the community. Especially this year, there is an understanding that many people need help. Chris Dedman, another business owner involved in the effort, spoke about his personal background of growing up with financial struggles and recognized the current hardship faced by many families.
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 expressed that he was inspired by his family’s tradition of giving back during Christmas and wanted to extend that giving spirit to Thanksgiving. He described being fortunate enough to have been blessed himself and wanted to give back to those in need.
In the line to receive a turkey was Carletta Johnson, who admitted that she is currently facing financial hardship. She described being unemployed and waiting on Social Security but recognized that receiving a turkey would help make her Thanksgiving and her family’s holiday much happier. Carletta emphasized the importance of being grateful for what one has and has participated in feeding the homeless knows the importance of giving back and helping others especially during difficult times.