DEARBORN, MI, September 19, 2016– LAHC- Leaders Advancing and Helping Community will distribute 1000 turkeys and bags of canned food to income eligible families throughout Wayne County. A press conference is scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 19th at 9:15 a.m. followed by food packaging and turkey distribution at 835 Mason St. in Dearborn. All Families have been previously identified through various community partners.
“This holiday is an opportunity to cherish our loved ones and count the many blessings that have been bestowed upon us.” Stated LAHC Executive Director Wassim Mahfouz. “To some, it is a simple turkey bird; To individuals receiving this, it is a holiday celebration, and a treasured family time they will remember for years.” Finished Mahfouz.
With the support of our community partners, LAHC is proud to be in its 11th year of serving the community through this annual turkey drive. Special thanks to our partners Marathon Petroleum, Walmart and Sam’s Club and the following sponsors: Henry Ford College, One Source Provider, Ziyad Brothers, Molina Health Care of Michigan, Secure 24, Armada Oil and Gas Company, Hamadeh Educational Services, MB Advisors, Yogurtown, Chemical Bank, Midwest Recycling, Lava Lounge, Kids with Compassion, Fordson Key Club and to all of the countless individuals and volunteers who have graciously supported this effort.
“Thank you so much for your generosity to those less fortunate. Some of those who received a voucher actually cried for joy, and all were very, very grateful,” expressed Terri Gamble, Christus Victor Lutheran Church ELCA.
LAHC is a human services organization with a mission to empower communities, one family at a time, by advancing the social, educational and economic well-being of Southeast Michigan Residents. Using a holistic approach to addressing community issues, LAHC staff and volunteers work to meet the needs of both individuals and families regardless of race, religion, ethnic background, gender, country of origin or sexual orientation.
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