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Nov 16, 2012 5:13 PM by Victor L. Villa

Several companies donate over 2,000 pounds of turkey to Salvation Army

TUCSON - The Salvation Army has reached double their goal in turkey for this year's Annual Thanksgiving Dinner.

The Salvation Army reached their goal Friday, November 16, 2012, when the company, CH2M HILL, a global full-service consulting, design, construction, and operations firm, donated over one "short ton" of turkey, or 2,000 pounds. The planned goal was to achieve double what the Salvation Army had received last year in turkey, about 460 pounds; thanks to this donation, they have more than quadrupled their amount of turkey.

"We recognize the importance of giving back to the local community and helping to improve the lives of those in need," said Greg Fischer, Program Manager for the Pima County Water Reclamation Facility project, in a news release.

The fresh turkeys were donated Friday, November 16, 2012, between noon and 12:30.

According to a news release, CH2M HILL's field office along with their main subcontractor Archer Western, challenged the other subcontractors on site to aid in the turkey drive. Employees from the companies McDade Woodcock, A-team Security, D. Tellez Masonry, Progressive Roofing, A-O Painting, Sun Mechanical, Climatec, Westpoint, and Pima County WRF donated cash which purchased the turkey donated.

"We can't thank CH2M HILL and their subcontractor's enough for their help and support, along with every single person in this community whom have helped The Salvation Army," said Ashley Lueders, Public Relations Director for The Salvation Army of Tucson, in a news release.

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