Eastridge Church plans traditional Thanksgiving turkey giveaway

November 15, 2011

By Staff

Eastridge Pastor Steve Jamison (left) and Bert Urie, of the church’s board of elders, hand out items during last year’s Thanksgiving event. Contributed

Issaquah’s Eastridge Church will have its annual giveaway of 1,000 turkeys and groceries Nov. 19.

Heather Retzlaff, executive assistant at the church, said the large-scale holiday charity event would be even bigger than in the past.

“This year we’ve also added a few new elements — free haircuts from licensed stylists who attend Eastridge, coats for children and adults, and Bibles,” Retzlaff said in a press release.

The giveaway will take place while supplies last starting at 9 a.m. at the Eastridge churches in Issaquah and Seattle.

The Issaquah location is 24205 Issaquah-Fall City Road. The West Seattle Campus of Eastridge Church is at 4500 39th Ave. S.W.

“The Thanksgiving season is a time we all naturally reflect on our lives and the good things that we’re experiencing, but it can also be a difficult time for families with limited resources,” Eastridge Lead Pastor Steve Jamison said. “We want to show our community that Eastridge cares by providing a blessing this Thanksgiving to those who may be struggling to make ends meet.”

Jamison said this year marks the ninth year Eastridge has provided a turkey and a bag of groceries to families.

The dinner packages will be given out first-come, first-served, with no demonstration of need required to receive the assistance.

Learn more at www.eastridgetoday.com or call 270-6300.

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One Response to “Eastridge Church plans traditional Thanksgiving turkey giveaway”

  1. Peggy on November 20th, 2011 4:47 pm

    Many years ago (in the early to mid 70s), my dad was out of work and my family was a recipient of one of these dinner packages from the West Seattle Assembly of God Church (now known as the West Seattle campus of Eastridge Church). I attended church there, but the rest of my family did not. It was truly an answer to prayer to receive the gift of food.

    May God Bless you all during the holiday season.

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