MADISON COUNTY, Ill., Nov. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the third year in a row, TorHoerman Law will distribute turkeys on a first-come, first-served basis to residents of Madison County. Thanks to the joint efforts of generous local families and businesses, THL can provide 1,500 turkeys at two different locations at three different times. No proof of income is needed to receive a turkey.
Residents desiring a turkey should plan to come at the start time noted to one of the following distribution places (multiple locations will be operating concurrently):
- 10 AM – 12 PM: 500 turkeys distributed at the Salvation Army at 525 N. Alby Street, Alton, IL
- 10 AM – 12 PM: 500 turkeys distributed to the families of laid-off steelworkers (only) at Granite City Township Hall, 2060 Delmar Ave., Granite City, IL
- 1 PM – 3 PM: 500 turkeys distributed at the Granite City Township Hall, 2060 Delmar Ave., Granite City, IL
According to Debbie Smallie, lifelong Granite City resident and co-organizer of the Granite City effort, "this holiday season will see thousands of Granite City steel mill workers laid off, and the entire Granite City community will likely suffer from that devastating blow. It is important that our community finds a way to keep the holidays a special time for the family, and I am proud to take part in this effort."
Tor Hoerman started the turkey giveaway three years ago when he learned the alarming statistic that over 21% of the children in Madison County live in a "food insecure" home. Hoerman wanted to make sure that residents from these food insecure homes would be able to share in the great American tradition of a Thanksgiving turkey meal.
Hoerman is grateful to be part of a community that supports its neighbors in times of need and is thankful for the generous local families and businesses that came together to provide this important assistance during a time of great need. These friends include GlissonLaw; Schoen, Walton, Telken & Foster; Brook Hollow Financial; CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP; Visionary Wealth Advisors; The Daniel and Henry Co.; Brandt Law; Eudora Global; Signature Bank; TruLAW; the Granite City Police Department; Gateway Family Church; Boy Scout Troop 1899; Tom Buske; BL Logistics, LLC; Laura Buick; the Dacus Family; the Smallie Family; and the Opel Family.
Hoerman acknowledges that while these generous sponsors can't end hunger through a single meal, "bringing awareness to the issue of hunger in our community and maybe helping with a family memory – or, better yet, 1,500 family memories – is a good place to start. I am proud of our staff and all of our generous friends that join us in this initiative, and I look forward to helping not only on November 17 but on many more occasions and in different ways in the future."
Last year, TorHoerman Law and friends gave away 500 turkeys within just a few hours and sadly had to turn some families away. Kristie Stephens, a longtime employee of TorHoerman Law and a resident of Alton, IL, recalls that she felt "awful about turning away needy families. I vowed to find a way to increase the number of turkeys this year, and I am truly grateful to the charitable families and businesses that helped TorHoerman Law triple the number of available turkeys."
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