Local law firm donates 2,200 turkeys to families in need

This is the 13th year of McIntyre Law Firm Kindness Day.

“McIntyre Law with surrounding law firms and the help of others coming together to provide Thanksgiving turkeys for community members, who really don’t have what we all have,” said Noble McIntyre, of McIntyre Law Firm.

“It’s good for my family, it’s so important. Feed my family,” said Richard McMillian, who received a turkey.

An important question for McMillian, who got up early to face the cold.

“We got here around six-thirty. About 6:15 a.m. or so,” McMillian said.

This was considered late, by some standards.

“I’ve been here all night, since about 5:20 a.m. last night. 5:25 a.m. I slept in my car,” said Linda Manard, who also received a turkey.

Volunteers from the Oklahoma City Fire and Police Departments, the University of Oklahoma and dozens of others all came to help.

“We have about 50, 60 volunteers here, we have 2,200 turkeys, we’re ready to feed 5,000 people with burgers and hot dogs,” McIntyre said.

Gordon Flick has come to kindness day every year, but this year is a little different for him.

“I was first in line, I was last in line, and the best part of it all is this year I don’t have to be in line,” Flick said.

A sort of summary of the day’s goal

“God gave me a lot, it’s my job to give back. And so, it’s important for me to try to do something to help others,” McIntyre said.

The law firm distributed 2,200 turkeys to the Southern Hills Baptist Church on South Pennsylvania Avenue.

They also have giveaways planned for Tulsa and Mustang. Over $117,000 has been raised this year to buy turkeys for families in Oklahoma.

Denise W. Whigham