ALTON, Ill., Nov. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- TorHoerman Law will be giving away 500 turkeys to needy Madison County families on November 19th at 10:00 am at the Salvation Army - 525 N. Alby in Alton, IL. Turkeys will be distributed based on a first come, first serve basis.
Last year, THL was able to give away 250 turkeys in the same location but, thanks to some generous friends including Schoen, Walton, Telken & Foster, Brook Hollow Financial, CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP, The Daniel and Henry Co, BTC Digital and GlissonLaw, THL is thrilled to announce that they were able to double the number of turkeys available!
According to a 2012 study, over 33,000 kids live in a "food insecure" home in Madison County.
Tor Hoerman calls this statistic "alarming." According to Hoerman, "Thanksgiving is a special holiday because it is all about sharing a meal with loved ones and giving thanks for our many blessings. I look forward to spending time with my extended family while continuing the great American tradition of sharing a turkey. And to think that over 12% of the families in Madison County are not likely to have this opportunity makes me sad and want to take action."
Hoerman went on to acknowledge that THL can't end hunger through a single meal, "but, bringing awareness to the issue of hunger in our community and maybe helping with a family memory… or better yet, 500 family memories, is a good place to start. I am proud of my attorneys and staff for taking this initiative and I look forward to November 19th and many more opportunities to get involved locally."
Last year THL gave away 250 turkeys within just a few hours and then had to turn some families away. Kristie Stephens, a long time employee of TorHoerman Law and resident of Alton, IL recalls that she "felt awful about turning away needy families." According to Kristie, "I vowed to find a way to increase the number of turkeys this year and I am truly grateful to the charitable companies that stepped in to help THL double the number of available turkeys."
TorHoerman Law is teaming up with the Salvation Army, the local food bank and Lawyers Fighting Hunger to make this turkey give away possible.
If you would like to help TorHoerman Law with the turkey give away this year or in the future, please call (618) 656-4400 or email [email protected].
SOURCE TorHoerman Law