Saturday, December 16, 2006

Turkey Hunters Demonstrate Spirit of Giving

EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Through its Turkey Hunters Care program, the National Wild Turkey Federation is giving to those in need this holiday season with the gift of food.

So far this year, 172 NWTF chapters in 36 states have donated 8,475 turkeys, an equivalent to 50,850 meals.

Through the Turkey Hunters Care program, local NWTF chapter volunteers team up with church ministries, food pantries, children's organizations, homeless shelters, National Guard units and other civic service organizations to donate turkeys.

"Volunteers in our chapters embraced this program because that's the type of people they are," said Dick Rosenlieb, senior vice president of sales and marketing for the NWTF. "We are always trying to come up with ideas to give back to local communities, and this program was a natural fit."

Since the inception of Turkey Hunters Care in 2001, more than 45,000 turkeys have been given out to families in need.

"Providing meals to those who need them most was the goal of the program from the beginning," said NWTF Chief Operations Officer, Carl Brown. "We care about people in the local communities and Turkey Hunters Care is one way for us to give back."

For more information about Turkey Hunters Care, or to find out how you can help, call (800) THE-NWTF.

Source: National Wild Turkey Federation

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