On Monday night, three business owners from Nicholasville gathered to discuss how they could help alleviate the difficulties faced by many families in their community. Jacob Warren, Chris Dedman and Landon Marsh all expressed a desire to give back and make a difference.
Chris Dedman, who grew up with financial struggles, recognized the need for assistance and was inspired by his personal experiences. He was determined to make a difference and help those in need. Together with Jacob Warren and Landon Marsh, they came up with a plan to donate 150 turkeys to families in need for Thanksgiving.
Landon Marsh was motivated by his family’s tradition of giving back during Christmas and wanted to extend that spirit to Thanksgiving as well. He has been fortunate enough to have been blessed himself and wanted to pay it forward by helping others in need.
Carletta Johnson was one of the first in line to receive a turkey. She is currently facing financial hardship, being unemployed and waiting on Social Security. She described how receiving a turkey would make her Thanksgiving much happier for herself and her family. Carletta emphasized the importance of being grateful for what one has, having participated in feeding the homeless herself she knows the value of giving back and helping others especially during difficult times.