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Local Businesses Help Crucians in Need at Annual Turkey Run

For the third year in a row, O’Neale’s Transport management and staff and Cost-U-Less on St. Croix worked together with other local businesses to organize a special Thanksgiving “Turkey Run," donating turkeys to some of St. Croix’s most vulnerable.

Last Thursday, the companies and their employees delivered 79 frozen turkeys to local nonprofits and service-based agencies, including Bethlehem House, the Department of Human Services’ Youth Rehabilitation Center, Eagle’s Nest, Herbert Grigg Home for the Aged, Lighthouse Mission, My Brother’s Table, Virgin Islands Volunteer Advocates for Children, Woman’s Coalition, Youth With A Mission, Catholic Charities and a number of Lutheran Social Services residential housing programs.

The Turkey Run partnership began two years ago when O’Neale’s reached out to Cost-U-Less to purchase turkeys for the event, and Cost-U-Less offered to match each purchased turkey with a donated turkey for the cause, according to a statement from LSS.

This year the Turkey Run expanded with extra help from Centerline Car Rentals, J. Benton Construction, Quality Electric, and V.I. Regulated Waste Management.

“It is our goal to add more companies to our growing list of participants,” O’Neale’s Transport general manager Patrick Nugent said in the statement. “I know everyone who participates in the actual delivery ‘run’ of the turkeys are already talking about next year’s ‘Turkey Run.’ It is truly a wonderful experience to be able to provide the turkeys to these worthy and noble causes," he said.

Mary Clarke, director of Housing Management Division of Lutheran Social Services of the Virgin Islands, said LSS is "so thankful for the thoughtfulness and generosity of our friends at O’Neale’s Transport and Cost-U-Less for including the residents we serve at Lutheran Social Services’ housing programs."

"The donated turkeys will be used for the Thanksgiving dinners and Christmas celebrations we host for the residents we care for at Ginger Thomas Group Home, Genip Gardens, Bougainvillea Gardens, Danish Gardens, Flambouyant Gardens and Queen Louise Home for Children. This is a wonderful showing of support from St. Croix’s business community and we hope that this project inspires peace and goodwill towards all Virgin Islanders," Clarke said.

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