KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

Hundreds Of Turkeys Given Away



Bookmark and Share

With Thanksgiving less than three weeks away, around 170 volunteers with the Ransom Church in Sioux Falls bundled up this morning to shed a little holiday cheer.

With baking instructions and turkeys in hand, volunteers with the Ransom Church in went door to door in Sioux Falls neighborhoods.

"We had stories of people that just lost their jobs and they weren't going to have a turkey this year," said volunteer Audra Eide.

They're delivering turkeys to those that may not have one for the holidays, but the message goes far deeper than that.

"There's really nothing better to do with your time than to just put a smile on someone's face," said Eide.

The first year, the church volunteers gave away around 300 turkeys. Now in its third year, the church says they are recognizing a stronger need and distributed 11,000 turkeys.

"We certainly see the need in the community and as a church we like to do a couple of things. We would {like to get rid of} poverty, bless the community and school districts around here," said Pastor Wayne Doiron.

The church delivers the food in both the Sioux Falls and Harrisburg communities. They are working closely in the neighborhood surrounding Axtell Park, Hawthorne and Whittier schools.

"It's so great you catch people off guard and they come to the door and they have no idea what you're doing,” said Eide.

A simple deed that's just as rewarding for the volunteers, as it is for those who are receiving their holiday gift.

"Now someone can sit down together with other family members, and share the turkey and the love that was brought to their door," said Eide.

Each turkey the church delivered was 10 pounds. The church says they also offered a drop off location for people to come and pick them up.


< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

Vikings Place Adrian Peterson On Exempt List

The Minnesota Vikings have placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the ...

A Mother's Fight For Justice   story with video

The mother of a Sioux Falls woman who was hit and killed while riding her ...

SD Adopts New Physical Education Standards  story with video

Physical education has long been part of the K-12 curriculum in the U. S ...

SF Sports Store Not Affected By Peterson Case  story with video  Sep. 16

Construction Begins On Indoor Tennis Complex   story with video  Sep. 16

DOT: Election Signs Are Banned From Right Of Way  Sep. 16

Biotech Summit Returns To Sioux Falls  Sep. 16

Hurricane Leaves Pierre Mayor Stuck In Mexico  Sep. 16

Criticism Mounting For Vikings, Adrian Peterson  Sep. 16

Committee Gives Final OK To Rest Stop Rule Changes  Sep. 16

Lakota Man Wants Name Of Harney Peak Changed  Sep. 16

Teen Injured In SF Car Vs. Moped Accident  Sep. 16

$2.5M Donation To Fund Northern State Theater  Sep. 16

McCrory Gardens Hosts Vegetable Harvesting Program  Sep. 16

Workshop To Focus On Mountain Pine Beetle Handling  Sep. 16

South Dakota High School Students Earn Dual Credit  Sep. 16

The Daily Scoop: 9-16-2014  story with video  Sep. 16

Over 50 Homes Featured In 'Parade Of Homes'  story with video  Sep. 16

Clerical Error Delays 4th Tea Bond Vote   story with video  Sep. 15

Radisson Suspends Vikings Sponsorship  Sep. 15

KDLT News Archive
     

Teen Injured In SF Car Vs. Moped Accident

A 15-year-old girl was sent to the hospital Tuesday ...

SF Sports Store Not Affected By Peterson Case  story with video

In response to the Adrian Peterson case, Nike has ...

Lakota Man Wants Name Of Harney Peak Changed

An American Indian man is seeking to have South Dakota's ...

A Mother's Fight For Justice   story with video  Sep. 16

Hurricane Leaves Pierre Mayor Stuck In Mexico  Sep. 16

Criticism Mounting For Vikings, Adrian Peterson  Sep. 16

Construction Begins On Indoor Tennis Complex   story with video  Sep. 16

SD Adopts New Physical Education Standards  story with video  Sep. 16

KDLT News Archive
     

Chargers remain undefeated behind Lee Wynia  story with video

The SF Christian boys stayed undefeated Tuesday night with an impressive ...

Big night for OG's Kloth, WHS wins at Lincoln  story with video

O'Gorman's Taryn Kloth dominated Roosevelt in a sweep by the top-ranked Knights as she ...

Wayne State rallies past #22 Augie in NSIC opener  story with video

SIOUX FALLS, S. D. – No. 19 Wayne State erased a 2-1 ...

Northern rolls past Moorhead behind Chambers  Sep. 16

Riders turn to Thune to replace star QB  story with video  Sep. 16

Grand Jury To Weigh Case Of NASCAR's Tony Stewart  Sep. 16

Roosevelt bats sweep Mitchell   story with video  Sep. 15

Vining, Lincoln lead Boys City Golf after 36  story with video  Sep. 15

KDLT Sports Stories
     
Back To Top