Thanksgiving turkey giveaways planned in Las Cruces

LAS CRUCES — Three Thanksgiving meal gifts are planned in Las Cruces in the coming days to help families in need.

Flores, Tawney & Acosta, PC recently announced its sixth annual turkey drive.

Residents are invited to the Las Cruces office of the Personal Injury Law Firm, 1485 N. Main St., Suite B, Saturday, November 19 at 9:00 a.m. where $15,000 worth of turkeys will be given to the community, first-come, first-served until all the turkeys are claimed, the company said in a press release. Turkeys are limited to one per household.

The law firm will also present a $15,000 donation to the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico, which will be matched and result in a $30,000 donation to Casa de Peregrinos, which works to help the homeless community of Las Cruces to help and alleviate hunger.

“Our partners and associates are proud to continue the tradition of giving back to our community this Thanksgiving,” said James Tawney, attorney and partner at Flores, Tawney & Acosta, PC. “Thank you to our partners at the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico for matching our donation and helping make a difference to families in need during the holiday season.”

Also on Saturday, Western Sky Community Care will be distributing 250 grocery bags filled with supplies to prepare a complete Thanksgiving meal, including turkey gift cards. Meals will be distributed from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Doña Ana Community College East Mesa, 2800 Sonoma Ranch Blvd. Groceries are free for everyone present; No memberships or qualifications are required, according to a press release.