To former Congressman and NFL star quarterback Heath Shuler, Ingles Markets, and those involved with Eblen Charities, giving thanks at Thanksgiving means much more than getting together with family and friends and reflecting on the blessings that we are thankful. For them giving thanks means sharing what Thanksgiving is about with the children, adults, and families that Eblen Charities serves in our community.
On Wednesday, November 22nd , from 9 AM to 5 PM at the Eblen Charities’ Waddell Client Service Center at the Westgate Shopping Center, nearly 13,000 meals will be distributed to clients of Eblen Charities. Clients began signing up for their Thanksgiving meals in the middle of October.
Created by former Cleveland Cavalier, UNC Basketball star, and NASCAR Analyst and team owner Brad Daugherty, and partnering with Ingle’s Markets and members of the Eblen Charities Board of Directors and friends, Giving Thanks at Thanksgiving has provided tens of thousands of meals to families who otherwise might be facing an empty table on Thanksgiving Day.
This year once again in addition to the traditional turkeys that have been distributed in past years, we will be adding all the ‘fixins” so our families can enjoy an entire Thanksgiving meal with their families and friends.
“We have so much to be thankful for and the best way that all of us who are involved with Eblen Charities know to show it is to share our blessings with others who may not be as fortunate,” says Bill Murdock, executive director of Eblen Charities.
Our heartfelt gratitude to Heath, Ingles Markets, Friday Staffing , Duke Energy, Wells Fargo Advisors, Eblen Charities board and staff members, volunteers, and everyone who has joined us so far in supplying these meals for those we serve. And most of all we thank the families who allow us to share Thanksgiving with them and their loved ones in bringing a wonderful meal and many smiles to those we have the pleasure to serve.
For more information on how you can help families who may be less fortunate this Thanksgiving by helping purchase a turkey for $10, please contact Bill Murdock at 828-42-2848.