1500 turkeys given away at Steinbrenner Field Sunday

1500 turkeys given away at Steinbrenner Field Sunday

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Thanksgiving is just four days away and many in the bay area would not be able to enjoy a nice thanksgiving meal without the help of our community. Today the miracle center world outreach church gave away 1,500 turkeys.

Thousands wrapped around the parking lot-some waiting for hours just to get a turkey.

“A lot of people think they’d be further along in life than what they are. Life sneaks up on you, things happen it gets in the way,” said Pastor Billy Burke.

Because things get in the way, Pastor Billy Burke wanted to lend a helping hand to Tampa Bay.

“The least we could do to give back to the city in a benevolent way is to purchase these turkeys, the bread, the other accessories and bless them,” said Burke.

Nearly three thousand benefitted from the giveaway.

“I guess God has sent me here just like everyone else, all these good people here helping everyone as a community,” said William Alizia.

“It’s hard this year. I’ve got my mother and my father, both disabled and I have no means of making any money,” said Tim Townsend.

“I want to thank God for providing,” said Clara William.

Many said before today they didn’t have the means to put a turkey on the table. But even with life’s uncertainties, it’s still the season to give thanks.

“It’s pretty good to have a turkey and be blessed and have everybody. Thanksgiving is for everybody,” said Alizia.

“For my life, my health, my strength, just being alive,” said William.


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