Local group pays it forward with annual turkey giveaway

The Genesis Lodge went door-to-door Sunday giving away turkeys, chicken, and ham to families in need. (Photo: Whitney Burney)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Genesis Lodge went door-to-door Sunday handing out turkeys to families in need.

They gave out 100 turkeys as well as 10 hams and 10 chickens.

Their annual giveaway project originated in New York and moved to Lynchburg in 2001 when founder Leroy Spencer moved to the area.

"You're supposed to ensure that if God has been good to you, then you go out and be a blessing to someone else and that's the reason we want to be a blessing to the people in the Lynchburg area," Spencer said.

He added that one of the best parts of the project is being able to bring families together for a good meal.

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