Updated: Dec 24, 2021
Just in time for the Christmas holidays, Women In Training, Inc. will distribute 150 turkeys to families in need at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in downtown Montgomery on Saturday, Dec. 18.
The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 770 South Court Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104.
The turkey giveaway is the result of a partnership between Women In Training, Inc., and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Turkeys will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis until they are gone. WIT will not distribute WITKITS® at this event.
“As the economic fallout from the pandemic continues, Women In Training, Inc. recognizes that many people continue to be in need, and that’s why we are giving away 150 turkeys to families in our community before Christmas,” said Dr. LaKeshia Thomas, D.M.D., the dental and community outreach director for Women In Training, Inc. “As we enter the holidays, many people in our community are suffering from a lack of access to important resources, including period products, hygiene items and food, and WIT is here to help.”
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provided a grant for the turkeys and the location for the giveaway. WIT volunteers and church members will distribute the turkeys together at the event.
“We at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are so grateful there are people in the world seeking to help others in need. We are grateful to collaborate with Women In Training,” said Jared McLaughlin, stake president for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Montgomery. “We continually seek to help those in need just as the Savior, Jesus Christ, reaches out to save each one of us.”
Throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic, WIT has continued its mission of alleviating period poverty, while observing the social distancing guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to curtail the spread of the coronavirus.
For those who wish to receive turkeys at the giveaway, bear in mind that – because of the pandemic – participants will only be able to pick up their turkeys and keep going. Participants are strongly encouraged to wear masks in order to comply with local and state law as well as guidelines from the CDC. Additionally, because of the pandemic, social distancing of at least six feet will be observed at the event.