LAWRENCE, MA – More than 500 families in the Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire received a bountiful start to the holiday season with one of the biggest community service events in the region. Merrimack Valley Credit Union was proud to participate in the 20th annual Thanksgiving Turkey Brigade, hosted by Ocasio’s True Martial Arts of Haverhill, MA. Together, the organizations and dozens of volunteers delivered complete turkey dinners to families in need.
Merrimack Valley contributed $2,500 toward the purchase of ingredients for the dinner baskets, along with a team of volunteers to deliver them on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. The baskets contained a turkey, a pan to cook it in, potatoes, vegetables, gravy, stuffing, rolls and more.
“The Turkey Brigade is a wonderful tradition that helps those less fortunate,” said Jay Caldwell, who coordinated the Credit Union’s team of volunteers. “Merrimack Valley is proud to be part of making the holidays special for those who need it most.”
Spider-Man was a member of this year’s Turkey Brigade, much to the delight of the children and families who opened their doors to the superhero bearing Thanksgiving dinner. Photos and video are available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBSQfWvAh1c&feature=share.