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Nor­wich — The Nor­wich Sal­va­tion Army is short by 40 tur­keys to fill Thanks­giv­ing meal bas­kets for its more than 100 fam­i­lies.

Lt. Ch­eryl McCol­lum, com­man­der of the Nor­wich Sal­va­tion Army, said she re­quested 150 tur­keys from the agency’s usual dis­trib­u­tor, but re­ceived only 70. She has funds to pur­chase some tur­keys to fill part of the void, but can­not make the en­tire goal.

McCol­lum is reach­ing out to lo­cal banks, busi­nesses and the pub­lic in an ef­fort to fill the need by Fri­day. The agency’s client fam­i­lies are sched­uled to col­lect their hol­i­day meal bas­kets on Mon­day. In­di­vid­u­als who also re­ceive ser­vices from the agency will not re­ceive tur­keys, but will be in­vited to se­lect hol­i­day food items, in­clud­ing any left­over tur­keys or chick­ens from the agency’s freezer.

Any­one wish­ing to do­nate tur­keys can bring them to the Nor­wich Sal­va­tion Army, 169 Franklin St., Nor­wich, dur­ing ex­tended of­fice hours this week, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 3 to 5 p.m. through Fri­day. Call the of­fice at (860) 889-2329 or McCol­lum di­rectly at (860) 478-8276.

The Nor­wich Sal­va­tion Army serves Nor­wich, Gris­wold and Pre­ston.

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