Wettstein’s donates nearly 150 turkeys to Salvation Army


LA CROSSE, Wis. — The Salvation Army has served about 15,000 more meals so far this year than they had at this same time last year.  Now, the organization is getting some much needed help from a local business.

Wettstein’s donated about 150 turkeys to the Salvation Army.  They were delivered Tuesday.

Wettstein’s has been running a promotion where shoppers can get a free turkey with a purchase.  Some customers were eligible for several turkeys and declined taking them all.

Those ‘leftover’ turkeys will be put to good use helping those in need.  “Many people are under-employed, as well as the unemployed and they’re trying to hold things together.  One of the ways we can help them is by providing food so that they can take the money they do have to pay for other necessities for families.  That’s why this is so important,” says Major Paul Moore with the Salvation Army.

The turkeys will be included with food baskets the Salvation Army will be handing out before Christmas.  Turkeys will also be used in the organization meal program.