Turkeys and hope
The 7th Annual Turkey Giveaway, a hallmark event hosted by Aero Transportation and the Bridge Niagara Foundation, not only brought together the Niagara Falls community but also reached a wider audience through live broadcasts on various social media platforms. This year's successful distribution of 500 turkeys underscored the spirit of giving and community unity.
The event at Bloneva Bond Primary School was a vibrant celebration, featuring live music, dance performances, and the presence of local and political leaders. Mayor Robert Restaino, Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti of Niagara County, 4th District Legislator Jeffrey Elder, and newly elected council member Brian Archie were among the dignitaries present, demonstrating their support for community initiatives.
Mayor Robert Restaino shared his thoughts on the event: "It's inspiring to see such a strong turnout and community spirit. Events like these are vital for our city, bringing people together and strengthening our bonds. I commend Aero Transportation and Bridge Niagara Foundation for their ongoing commitment to our community."
Anas Mangla, owner of Aero Transportation, highlighted the event's growing reach: "Our 7th year of this giveaway has been special. Not only did we unite our local community, but we also connected with people online through live broadcasts on social media. It's about spreading the message of unity and support far and wide."
Nasreen, co-owner and wife of Anas, added, "Bringing the community together, both in person and virtually, is a powerful experience. It's a reminder of our collective strength and resilience, especially in these challenging times."
Maria Gonzalez, a local resident and recipient of the turkey giveaway, expressed her appreciation: "I found out about this event through social media, and it's been a blessing. It's not just the turkey that matters; it's the feeling of being part of a community that looks out for each other. Events like this bring us all closer, reminding us that we're part of something bigger."
To stay updated on future events like this, the community is encouraged to follow Aero Transportation and Bridge Niagara Foundation on Facebook. Their social media platforms will provide live coverage and updates on upcoming community events and initiatives, ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to participate and stay connected.
The 7th Annual Turkey Giveaway has set a new standard for community engagement, both in-person and online, making this Thanksgiving a memorable occasion for many in Niagara Falls.