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$4K Raised for Operation Give A Gobbler

Carbon Chamber and Economic Development Corporation
137 South Street | Lehighton, PA 18235
Phone: 610.379.5000

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE        Contact:  Alice Wanamaker 484-274-2080  
$4K Raised for Operation Give A Gobbler
Carbon County – November 19, 2021The Carbon Chamber & Economic Development Corp. (CCEDC) in conjunction with Colossal Radio, The Pennsylvania State Police Troop N, Off The Charts Music School, and the Hofford Mill hosted the second annual Operation Give A Gobbler on Wednesday November 17 at the Colossal Radio studio on Delaware Avenue in Palmerton and collected $4,000 in cash donations and 100 turkeys for The Valor Clinic Foundation to help feed Veterans in need this holiday season. 
The drive which ran from 9 am until 1 pm at the studio accepted donations of frozen turkeys, canned and non-perishable goods and cash to support the efforts of The Valor Clinic. The mission of VALOR is to provide Veterans with assistance accessing benefits, securing shelter, and providing long-lasting Post Traumatic Stress resources and relief through our Veterans Unstoppable Program. The Holidays Meals Program is a no-cost, confidential program that provides holiday meals to our warriors who may be struggling financially.
“Operation Give a Gobbler is a humbling experience” said ‘Doc’ Layne Roberts, on air DJ at Colossal Radio. “Helping our veterans is personal for me, and these meals are the least we can do to say thank you” he said.
The efforts were supported by volunteer Stacey Hines from Stacey Hines Photography and Bob & Rhonda Spadell of DJ Wide Glide as well as the Pocono Chamber of Commerce, and the Palmerton Borough.
Organizers are grateful for the support of the community and businesses who donated to the program.  Save the date for Wednesday, November 16, 2022 when Operation Give A Gobbler returns to Colossal Radio, on Delaware Avenue in Palmerton. 
Valor Clinic supports veterans with the Holiday Meal Program at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. If you are looking to donate or are in need of assistance, you can do so at or by calling 570-664-6468. 

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