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Turkey Ladies return with food for the Tacoma Rescue Mission

Post by Mike Archbold on Nov. 26, 2008 at 11:43 am with No Comments »
November 26, 2008 11:43 am

The Turkey Angels – Angie Sherman and Shari Crumbaker – are at it again this Thanksgiving.

The Pierce County real estate sales duo delivered $600 worth of holiday meal fixings Tuesday night to the Tacoma Rescue Mission after an evening of shopping at the Safeway store on Pearl Street.

Today they are returning to the mission with at least $260 worth of turkeys they are buying this morning.

The $860 for the Thanksgiving food was collected by them from friends and co-workers.

"It was incredible," Sherman said. "Even with the economy, people are still willing to give."

Last Thanksgiving, the two collected about the same amount of money and delivered more than 80 turkeys to the mission which hosts an annual community dinner on Thanksgiving Day.

Sherman said they started the holiday food project last year on the day before Thanksgiving. She had just returned from a mission trip to India where battling hunger is a daily chore and wanted to do something to help the community.

"It was very humbling to be there," she said of the mission trip. "I woke up the next morning and said to my business partner, ‘Let’s do it!’ "

In that one day they raised more than $800, she said.

"It’s just really a blessing seeing people helping each other out," Sherman said.

The Turkey Ladies say they will be back next year.

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