In the spirit of Thanksgiving, a group of business owners in Nicholasville have come together to provide assistance to those in need. The initiative was spearheaded by Jacob Warren, who expressed the sentiment that it’s important to give back to the community, especially during challenging times.
Chris Dedman, another business owner involved in the effort, shared his personal background of growing up with financial struggles and recognized the current hardship faced by many families. With this understanding, Chris and the other business owners knew they needed to take action to help alleviate some of the difficulties people are experiencing.
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 was inspired by his family’s tradition of giving back during Christmas and wanted to extend that giving spirit to Thanksgiving, particularly since he has been fortunate enough to be blessed himself.
Carletta Johnson was among those who received a turkey from the group. She admitted that she is currently facing financial hardship and described being unemployed and waiting on Social Security. However, receiving a turkey would 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 before. She knows firsthand how important it is to give back and help others during difficult times.