Nelson/Amherst County, Virginia
The Amherst Nelson County Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation partners with Amherst County Social Services and Nelson County Social Services.
This year NWTF distributed 40 turkeys to each locality in order to assist families in need. “The need for assistance is much greater this year due to rising unemployment and the poor economy,” says Pam Nowell, Amherst County Coordinator for Holiday Services
Turkey Hunters Care is an outreach program of the National Wild Turkey Federation, that began in 2001. The program is about brightening the holidays for others. NWTF chapters across the country provide frozen domestic turkeys to less fortunate families in their communities. Since it’s inception, chapters across the nation have donated 90,800 turkeys to those in need. In Virginia alone, there are over 60 local chapters.
Often, it doesn’t take much to reach out with a helping hand and brighten someone’s darkest times. Turkey Hunters Care is about reaching out that hand.
The National Wild Turkey Federation is a non-profit conservation and hunting organization that along with it’s volunteers, partners and sponsors, has worked for the conservation of the wild turkey and preservation of our hunting heritage. When the NWTF was established in 1973, in Fredricksburg, VA., there were only 1.3 million turkeys. Today that number stands at more than seven million birds throughout North America and hunting seasons have been established in 49 U.S. states, Canada, and Mexico.
“In these unsure and difficult times, the need for mankind to help one another is great. Turkey Hunters Care and the NWTF are doing just that by providing a community service while shedding a positive light on the hunting community,” says Jeff Tomlin with NWTF.
National Wild Turkey Federation on the web: http://www.nwtf.org/