The Wausau personal injury lawyers of Hupy and Abraham made a financial contribution that allowed St. Paul Lutheran Church in Stevens Point to distribute 420 boxes filled with Thanksgiving food. The food drive was organized by Jenny Worzalla, whose husband Bryan works as an investigator for the firm.
On Saturday, November 23, volunteers handed out boxes that contained a turkey, potatoes, gravy, beans, cream of mushroom soup, sweet potatoes and stuffing. These food items allowed needy families in their community to prepare their own Thanksgiving meal.
Jenny Worzalla, who has seen this food drive grow significantly through the years, said, “We just decided that we wanted to help families be able to celebrate Thanksgiving in their own home. Even though there’s a lot of problems, they could take that moment and be thankful for who they are.”
Five years ago, when the food drive first started, only 50 boxes of food were distributed, but that number has grown steadily and they gave out more than eight times that amount this year. The turkeys alone cost more than $3,000, but donors like Hupy and Abraham were more than happy to help out so that more people could celebrate Thanksgiving.
After the event, we received the following thank you note:
Dear Hupy and Abraham:
Please accept our heartfelt thanks for your generous gift for the St. Paul Thanksgiving basket event. This event was a huge success, due in part to your help and generosity.
Your personal commitment was incredibly helpful and allowed us to reach our goal of 400 Thanksgiving baskets, plus 20 additional baskets. Thank you from all of us at St. Paul Lutheran Church and School for your assistance. It meant so much to me, but even more to the families in need in the Central Wisconsin area. You truly did a wonderful thing. Your generosity directly benefited those families' needs.
Thank you once again for your generosity.
Thanksgiving Basket Coordinator