The Stockton Professional Firefighters Local 456 along with the San Joaquin Labor Coalition (SJLC) held their annual “Turkey Run” on November 18, 2015. Two hundred turkeys were bought with donations from the affiliated unions of the SJLC and then delivered to the Child Abuse Prevention Center, the Women’s Center of San Joaquin, Children’s Home of Stockton, and the Salvation Army.
Firefighters Local 456 used their 1958 Peter Pirsch & Sons Aerial Ladder Truck to deliver the turkeys to the agencies located in downtown Stockton, California.
In addition to turkeys, each of the agencies was provided gift cards to local grocery stores to purchase all the fixings to make complete holiday meals for needy families. It is only a drop in the bucket when weighed against the enormous need. Still, if we do the small things, touch and add value to one person at a time we can move mountains and defeat poverty. It is happening all over the world through touching one person at a time, and it can happen here.
Here is the three step process to defeating hunger and poverty.
- Think of one thing you can do to help a needy person or family.
- Do it.
More pictures of the Turkey Run are available at Randy Bayne Photography.