Church Helps Families Celebrate Thanksgiving
November 12, 2011, 10:13 PM
SIOUX FALLS, SD -
You often see people going door to door trying to sell something.
But these parishioners from Ransom Church in Sioux Falls aren't selling anything.
"Hi, could you use a free Thanksgiving turkey, we're just giving them away," Pastor Phillip Tague said.
Tague and other members of his church spent Saturday morning going door to door in this central Sioux Falls neighborhood, making sure families got their bird.
"Thanksgiving is something that we're just not going to do without," Tague said. "And so if we can cause families, even one family or two families to have a Thanksgiving they wouldn't have otherwise, we've done what we're called to do."
The Ransom Church gave away nearly 180 turkeys, all thanks to generous parishioners.
"This is made possible by our people alone, I mean we would welcome sponsorships, so we get bigger in the future, but right now this is just the generosity of our people and our church," Tague said.
Despite giving away close to 200 turkeys, Tague knows that there are many more families that could use one this holiday season.
"I think the need is a lot greater than what we've been able to meet, obviously that will take some support and funding," Tague said.
And with the shortage of turkeys on hand at the Food Pantry, Tague says he's glad his church can come together and lend out a helping hand for those families in need of a turkey this Thanksgiving.
" Hey if we left a turkey with you, would you bring it to them?" Tague said.
"We're just glad we could fill in a gap where there was a gap, we're not the only entity out there, the Food Pantry was short, but hey that's great that we can fill that gap for this time, and that's just what we want to do," Tague said.
And that's something both Tague's parishioners and the families they served can be thankful for.
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