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Big donation helps make "Operation Thanksgiving" a reality at Della Lamb

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Posted at 8:09 AM, Nov 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-26 09:09:36-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A big donation at the last minute helped make it possible for Della Lamb Community Services to pass out more than 1,100 kits full of all the fixings for a traditional Thanksgiving meal to families in Kansas City, Missouri.

Tuesday, the organization kicked off its 27th annual "Operation Thanksgiving." But two weeks before the event, the group put out a plea for help saying it was short on turkeys.

Cindy McDavitt of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints said the church had planned to give Della Lamb 350 turkeys, but then decided to do more after hearing about the shortage.

Monday, the church delivered 1,000 turkeys, 4,000 pounds of potatoes and 2,000 pounds of butter from its Salt Lake City headquarters.

Judy Akers, the executive vice president of Della Lamb called the donation wonderful and explained it will help make the organization's "Operation Santa Claus" a success too.

Tuesday, pre-registered families will collect their Thanksgiving meals.

Della Lamb's mission is to provide children and families the framework to lift them out of poverty.

The organization collects donations all year round. For $35, it can pay for an entire Thanksgiving meal. If you'd like to donate, click here for more information.