Turkeys for Thanksgiving

I was interviewed this morning by LEX18 regarding the anonymous donation of fifty turkeys and macaroni and cheese to my parish, Saint Andrew in Harrodsburg. The Thanksgiving fare is to be distributed to needy families in our parish and in the community through our Church office, Saint Mary Mission in Perryville, our local Hispanic community, the backpack programs of Mercer County schools, and the Christian Life Center in Harrodsburg. This is the second year that we have received this gift. Below is a transcript of the news story.


Making A Difference: Anonymous Donor Saves Thanksgiving For Those In Need by LEX18

An anonymous donor is spreading some early holiday cheer to dozens of families in Mercer County.

For the second year in a row, a man has donated dozens of turkeys to Saint Andrew Catholic Church in Harrodsburg to be given to families in need.

It was an unexpected delivery to the Catholic Church. And those donations are used to make Thanksgiving possible for area families in need. The donations started last Thanksgiving when St. Andrew Catholic Church received a call from an anonymous man who said he wanted to make a donation to the church.

“He just called me out of the blue and said I have 50 turkeys for you. Can you help me give them to people who would need them for Thanksgiving?” says Father Noel Zamora.

The donor delivered on his promise and St. Andrew’s was more thankful than ever to get that call once again this year. Another drop-off of 50 more turkeys Friday morning will be distributed to those who need them most this Thanksgiving.

“It helps our Church be able to be there for those who have less this year.” says Father Zamora.

From needy members of their Church to the families of the neediest children in Mercer County schools to people being aided by the local mission. All of this is possible because an anonymous local Good Samaritan wanted to make Thanksgiving possible for as many people as possible.

“It’s great to know that there are people out there who would like to help out members of our community without trying to get any recognition,” says Father Zamora.

Saint Andrew Catholic Church says they hope this becomes a yearly tradition.


~ by Fr. Noel F. Zamora on Friday, November 21, 2014.

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