9,000 Frozen Turkeys Gone
Orphans and others in southern California get a big surprise from The Morongo Tribe. Anthony Alvarez shows us how 9,000 birds were gone in one day. Video by kmir6.comvideo
With a voucher, Ed O'Brien saves Thanksgiving. He's with the Mexican Christian Children's Aid from Redlands. He's getting 75 frozen turkeys and will deliver them to children in need.
"There's children that have been abadoned. There's handicapped kids and certain ophanages" said O'Brien.
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians buys and donates them. It's part of their million dollar community outreach program. More than 100 tribe members volunteered to get the turkeys out.
That's 9,000 for Monday's load, but 200,000 meals across Southern California this Thanksgiving. It's an annual tradition that began long ago. Recipients are pre-selected. the reason morongo does it..
"Our motto is from our family to yours" said Morongo spokeperson Tom Linton.
After Ed's truck was loaded, he expressed his thanks with handshakes to tribe workers.
He says the turkeys will bring plenty of smiles.