Mercy Seat Chapel Turkey giveaway

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In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Mercy Seat Chapel (MSC) is giving away 500 free turkeys. Over the last several years, the Thanksgiving Turkey Drive, through individual donations from church members, have provided 1,400 turkeys to families in need. Recipients were from the local community and included people from different races, ethnicities and vocations. The giveaway helps spread the message that reminds recipients that difficult times do not last forever, but are only for a season.

MSC’s Head Pastor Ola Olarinde announced that this year, 500 families will be receiving one turkey each, to match last year’s efforts. He believes that we need to support each other in difficult and trying times. In his own words, “Just the way MSC families will be celebrating Thanksgiving with a turkey, we want parents that may be struggling right now to do the same with their families, regardless of their financial situation.” Organizers are gearing up for a successful 2019 Thanksgiving Turkey Drive and they are hoping for a great turnout.

Area residents in need of a turkey should visit 17604 Washington Grove Lane, Gaithersburg, on Tuesday, Nov. 19 or Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m.

MSC’s annual turkey giveaway is only one of the numerous programs this family church offers to assist members of their neighboring communities. For more information about Mercy Seat Chapel and weekly activities, visit