Monday, November 25, 2013

NEEDY FAMILIES FLOCK TO TURKEY GIVE-AWAY

"May God bless all of the people who made this possible," said Gabby, a recipient at the Turkey Give-away Nov. 25, 2013, organized by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles, and held in the council's Los Angeles thrift store parking lot from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.. 150 recipients each received a frozen turkey and a bag filled with turkey dinner fixings, plus rolls and Pumpkin Pie.  

"Thanks for helping us every year," said Julio Perez. "We are glad for organizations like yours that help the community." Corporate sponsors of the event were: Vons, Shoe Palace, AAA Rubbish, Turner Techtronics, Universal Protection and Datastream. "The blessing is for us," said Donny Beal, Vice President of Operations for AAA Rubbish. "It's an honor for us to give back."

"No Act of Charity is Foreign to the Society," said Society executive director David Fields to the crowd of recipients.  "Charity means love and we're here to give you love today in the form of food at Thanksgiving." "Thank you so much for everything," said a woman named Rosmery, "We appreciate it."
 Photos: (Top) 150 recipients (Bottom) Donny Beal of AAA Rubbish gives a turkey to a recipient.

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