Terre Haute, Indiana – The Sycamore Ridge Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is raising the spirits of needy families in the community by providing food for Thanksgiving dinners. Through the Turkey Hunters Care program, the Sycamore Ridge Chapter is providing two hundred (200) turkeys to families in the area to help complete the traditional Thanksgiving dinners. This has been possible through the assistance of the following community partners – Terre Haute Chevrolet, Central Indiana Asphalt, Roly Poly, Simms Painting Co., Inc., Cattail Hollow Farm, LLC, Premier Auto Source, Blackburn Collision, Case Building Solutions, Eric Slack and Lisa Gibson, The VanHook Family, Koch Farms, Friends of Koch Farms, Prairie Grove Hunting Preserve, Dr. Daniel Kellar, Andy and Brandi Sereno, Mike and Jan Sereno, Terry and Donna Horner, Kenny Bayless and Walmart.
Volunteers with the Sycamore Ridge Chapter are distributing one hundred (100) frozen domestic turkeys to the Hamilton Center and one hundred (100) to Manna from Seven, the equivalent of 2,000 meals this year. The turkeys were distributed to these organizations on November 22, 2019 to help ensure families in the area will have a Thanksgiving to remember. This brings the total number of birds donated to 1,715 since 2009. In those eleven years with the assistance of our partners we have provided an estimated fifteen to twenty thousand meals to those in need.
“Family is the focus for many during the holiday season. We can help less fortunate families enjoy time with each other by eliminating some of their worries,” said NWTF CEO Becky Humphries. “Turkey Hunters Care is a great way for the NWTF’s committed volunteers to help these families during some of the most celebrated holidays of the year. Our mission is one of service, and that service begins by showing how much we care for our communities.”
The NWTF is a nonprofit conservation organization that works daily to further its mission of conserving the wild turkey and preserving our hunting heritage. Through dynamic partnerships with state, federal and provincial wildlife agencies, the NWTF and its members have helped restore wild turkey populations across the country, spending more than $372 million to conserve 2,572,802 acres of habitat for all types of wildlife and introducing 1,277,936 people to the outdoors since 2012.
To become a member of the NWTF or join the Sycamore Ridge Chapter, contact Cinda Inman at 765.744.5460 or Indcindy@gmail.com .