Salvation Army in Newburyport looking to pluck donations

November 21, 2013 by  

With Thanksgiving only a week away, the Salvation Army Newburyport is looking for donations of turkeys to hand out to people from all walks of life on Tuesday, November 26th. No doubt poster printing and banner printing are being used to let the community know of the Salvation Army’s efforts and its needs for turkeys.

Lt. Jeffrey Brunelle, Salvation Army Newburyport commanding officer, is a believer that Thanksgiving would not be the same without a turkey. His wife, Salvation Army Lt. Meghan Brunelle, added that more families are requesting assistance this year and it would a shame for people to have to be turned down due to a shortage of turkeys. The goal is to have 200 turkeys for the holiday, with another 200 to distribute throughout the rest of the holiday season.

Since the Brunelles moved to Newburyport two years ago, the number of families that need assistance during the holiday season has double. They say they how found that there are many single parents, as well as seniors, whose families no longer live in the area.

The Salvation Army is accepting donations of turkeys weighing between 12 and 14 pounds, as well as larger turkeys and financial contributions. Meghan Brunelle said the most important goal of the Salvation Army is to bring hope to the people in the area by showing that there are others who care about them. The turkeys, food, financial assistance, and toys families receive are just a start to enabling them to leave with their hope restored.