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2000 Turkeys raises more than $136,000

November 23, 2016 GMT

George Eliot once wrote, “What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for each other?“Thank you, Washington County, for making life a little easier for your food-insecure neighbors through your generous donations to the 2016 2000 Turkeys campaign.Your contributions, which stand at $136,649, make it possible for the Greater Washington County Food Bank to provide Thanksgiving meals to more than 6,000 families who rely on assistance from the food bank and its pantries to make sure they have enough food.We’re grateful for the donations made in memory of loved ones, to the businesses and organizations who organized their own fundraisers for 2000 Turkeys, for the individuals who pulled out their checkbooks and dropped a check in the mail, and for the willingness of community members to lend their neighbors a helping hand.We’re thankful that you hear our pleas on WJPA radio and in the Observer-Reporter in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, and respond.On behalf of the Food Bank, the 2000 Turkeys board and, most importantly, the families who will share a Thanksgiving dinner because of your generosity, we thank you and wish you a blessed and happy Thanksgiving.Bill & Bernice Pagano $30In Memory of our Parents from Bob & Georgia Riley $1000Thomas & Peggy Northrop $100Bill & Rose Ann Massengil $30Carrie Casciola $50Ron & Sherri Van Horne $100Bruce & Beth Graham $20Buffalo AG 4H Club $100David & Mary Beth Baker $25In Loving Memory of our parents Howdy Naser & Anne and Andrew Carrozza $25Robert C. Evans Jr. DDS $50Paul & Nancy Krepps $50Alfred & Mary Ann Friend $30Evano & Cecelia Lenzi $25Al & Marianne Sopko $25Heidi Pankopf $50George Reynolds $50In Memory of William A Feldman by Lillian & Michael Husenits $25Dennis & Deborah Standiford $100In Loving Memory of David & Stella Walker by Paul & Becky Carson $50In Loving Memory of Sam & Virginia Carson by Paul & Becky Carson $50In Memory of Jerry Adams by Ralph, Dyane, Tyler & Myresa Troiano $40James & Betty Abbott $25David & Diana Meeks $100Mary Jo Andrews 50Thomas & Jean Wilt $25In Memory of Larry T. Hewitt & Robert B. Wharton, Jr. by Laureen Mellars $25Knights of Columbus Wash. Council 1083 $250Maxine Wilson $25Adolph & Sheila Schilinski $40EQT Corporation $1000Lydia & Richard Kozloff $30Emily Shade $25In Honor of our sons Joey & Gregg by Nina & Joseph Tustin $50William & Patricia Brooks $25In Loving Memory of Mariah Zambelli, Daughter & Mommy Myra & Alexis $25Nina Gysegem $150John & Linda Fetchen $30In Memory of Sandra McCabe by husband Jack McCabe $50Susan Orrick $25Robert & Shirley Donaldson $50Rebecca McAdoo $25Gail & John Mathias $25Ola & William Jackson $25