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The Salvation Army Desperately Seeking Turkey Donations

The Salvation Army has issued a call to residents of the First Coast to remember the needs of the less fortunate this Thanksgiving. The Salvation Army is making a plea for immediate donations of turkeys to supplement the Thanksgiving Food Boxes and Thanksgiving Homeless Meal on November 25.  The Salvation Army is accepting turkeys purchased from local supermarkets or cash donations to purchase turkeys."We are so grateful to those friends in our community who have stepped forward with faithful support for families and individuals struggling to make ends meet," said Major Dean Hinson, Area Commander for The Salvation Army of NE Florida. "But unfortunately the number of people needing help keeps escalating and the amount of public support is just not keeping pace."

In the past, The Salvation Army relied on turkey donations from HoneySuckle White Corporation. The Salvation Army recently learned HoneySuckle White had to pull out of the Florida market and would not be donating turkeys this season.  “Everyone has been affected by the economy, many companies just can’t donate the way they have in the past,” said Hinson.  He went on to say The Salvation Army is confident that the community will pull together and lend a helping hand to those who need it most.

"We've been doing this work for over 100 years so we're not going to turn away any deserving neighbor now," Hinson said. "The Salvation Army plans on “doing the most good” we can with the gifts we receive to help those in real need in our community."

Please deliver your purchased turkey to:

  • The Salvation Army Towers Memorial Social Services Center
  • 900 W. Adams Street
  • Jacksonville, Florida 32204
  • (904) 301-4780

To make a cash donation, please call (904) 301-4855 or mail your donation to:

  • The Salvation Army of NE Florida.
  • P. O. Box 52508
  • Jacksonville, Florida 32201-2508
  • Att. Turkey Donation

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