250 turkeys donated to La Crosse Salvation Army

Donation part of Wettstein's annual campaign

A ton and a half of turkeys are heading to help those in need thanks to a local business.

Wettstein’s and Lighting Design by Wettstein’s donated 3,000 pounds of turkeys to the Salvation Army Wednesday morning.

It’s part of Wettstein’s annual campaign where customers buy something for more than $99 get a free turkey. The customers can in turn donate the turkey to the Salvation Army.

In total, Wettstein’s donated 250 turkeys.

“As a family owned and operated independent business, it’s our responsibility to give back to the community,” said Dan Wettstein, owner of Wettstein’s. “What’s good for the community is good for our business, and it’s also good for the members of our team.”

“When this person donates turkeys, when the schools come up with the canned goods, that helps in a lot of different ways,” said Julie Nelson of the Salvation Army. “One, it feeds people, and two it allows us to spend our cash resources on other services.”

The turkeys will be a part of the holiday baskets the Salvation Army will hand out to families next Wednesday at the Onalaska Armory.