Washington, D.C. – (Monday, November 25, 2019) – Nothing says Thanksgiving like a turkey. That’s exactly what the Steve Harvey Morning Show and 96.3 WHUR were serving up today by the dozens to families in need. It was all part of the “Steve Harvey Morning Show Turkey Give,”an annual effort to put a traditional holiday meal on the table for dozens of families in the DMV.
This year, 100 turkeys were given to families serviced by the Alexandria Redevelopment Housing Authority in Virginia and the Rainbow Community Development Center in Montgomery County, Maryland. To help make the meal complete, Shabach Ministries, Inc. kicked in 100 bags of food filled with stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, bread, butter, white potatoes, greens, and more.
WHUR News Anchor Taylor Thomas from the Steve Harvey Morning Show was on hand to personally meet and greet the recipients. “We are extremely grateful that WHUR, the Steve Harvey Morning Show, and Shabach Ministries picked our area to bless this year. We know there are many families who may not have the resources and efforts like this one mean they can focus on other matters,” said Alexandria City Councilman John Chapman.
Pushing back tears, Ruth, who did not want to give her last name, was one of 50 persons at the Rainbow Center to get a turkey and a bag of food. “I did not know what I was going to do this year for Thanksgiving. This right here means everything to me,” said Ruth.
The turkey and food giveaway continues “WHUR’s Season of Giving.” Last week, the station hosted its 42nd Annual Thanksgiving Food2Feed Radiothon, raising nearly $25,000. That’s enough to provide 66-thousand meals for needy families in the DMV for the holiday season. “There’s no greater mission for us as a station than to serve our community. We have the best listeners on the planet and giving back to those in need is what we are all about,” said WHUR General Manager Sean Plater.
WHUR will host its Annual Children’s Toy Drive Saturday, December 14th from 12pm to 5pm at the Shops at Iverson to round out its “Season of Giving.” The radio station is calling on listeners to drop off a new unwrapped toy to help spread some holiday joy for children in need.