An event that began nearly 30 years ago as a food drive for the unemployed, is again kicking off the holiday season with the right spirit.
WJPA Radio and the Observer-Reporter newspaper have been partners from the beginning.
The 2000 Turkeys campaign has grown into an annual tradition with families, schools, businesses, and local media pitching in to help provide a holiday meal for Washington County residents who meet eligibility requirements established by the Greater Washington County Food Bank.
Just recently, The Meadows announced it was donating $10,000 and the 2012 campaign has already raised more than $47,000, nearly half its goal.
The campaign has been going on for more than a month and runs through the end of November.
Every $10 raised provides a Thanksgiving dinner for a family of four. Last year’s campaign provided meals for more than 4,000 households—or about 20,800 individuals.
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Donations can be made to: 2000 Turkeys, P.O. Box 2000, Washington, Pa. 15301.