Newschannel 6 and Faith Mission collect nearly 150 Turkeys

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - With a week until Thanksgiving, time is running out to give to those in need.

Newschannel 6 partnered with Faith Mission on Wednesday to collect turkeys to provide meals to those the Faith Mission serves.

"We're trying to collect as many turkeys as we can so that we can use them for the holiday meals as well as throughout the year," Faith Mission CEO, Steve Sparks said.

Generous people went above and beyond, donating more than frozen turkeys. Non-perishable food items, waters and even coats were also donated.

Lyka Walton, Faith Mission's Assistant Director of Development, said coats are something Faith Mission always needs during the winter.

"It helps the homeless but it also helps the community," Walton said. "We distribute these things out to the local community as well and low-income people that really need it."

A few local volunteers also took a part in this to help us reach our goal.

"I wanted to give my time back to the community by taking the turkeys and giving them to homeless people to help out faith mission,"Chaplain for the State Hospital, Jonathan Ochoa, said.

Jaquarius Jordan, CEC Culinary Arts student, stepped up to help today to end hunger this holiday season.

"I've lived in a poor neighborhood and I've known families who don't have anything for dinner and I've had to help people before and people have had to help me," Jordan said. "It's good to be able to help other people."

By the end of the night, we were able to collect close to 150 turkeys.

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