Marines help get turkeys to the tables of LI's needy

A few good men pitched in to help make sure needy Long Islanders have turkeys on their Thanksgiving tables next Thursday.

Marines help ensure turkeys make it to tables

Marines help ensure turkeys make it to tables of needy

HAUPPAUGE - A few good men pitched in to help make sure needy Long Islanders have turkeys on their Thanksgiving tables next Thursday.

Marines from the 6th Communications Battalion lent a hand today by loading up trucks with hundreds of frozen turkeys.

The birds were for Long Island Cares and Island Harvest, which will make sure the donations reach more than 500 community agencies that help the needy.

Stop & Shop donated 2,400 of the turkeys.

Island Harvest CEO Randi Shubin Dresner says the group normally collects up to 20,000 turkeys a year, but donations are much harder to come by this year. Still, the group says it is trying to reach its usual benchmark.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Police say Ednilson David Cruz Alvarado tried to 1 West Hempstead man accused of sexually assaulting woman in his home
A pilot from Wheatley Heights is recovering after 2 LI pilot recovers after plane crash in NJ
Suffolk police say officers responded to the Melville 3 Resident concerned over excessive noise at Melville Mall
Monday marks the 9-year anniversary of the crash 4 9 years after fatal crash, mother's push for change continues
On Friday, flames broke out at the home 5 Man picking up the pieces after fire at family's beloved home

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE