Jordan gives over 600 turkeys, baskets to needy local families

caines | 11/29/2012, 5 a.m.

Miami Gardens Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan, in conjunction with several local organizations, provided needy residents throughout District 1 with a turkey and goods for the Thanksgiving holiday. Joined by music mogul Ted Lucas, Jordan visited four homes in Northwest Miami-Dade County and was greeted by grateful residents who appreciated the thoughtful gesture. The Ted Lucas Foundation stepped up to the plate and provided turkeys, canned goods, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and other trimmings for a grand Thanksgiving meal, she said. Ted is a young man who grew up in District 1 and hasnt forgotten about his community. He returns every year to insure that his neighbors can enjoy a wonderful holiday season. Jordan and Lucas also addressed students at North County Elementary School whose families were in need of food assistance. They were joined by Sebastian Mikael, one of Lucas breakout music artists from Sweden. Throughout the day, more than 600 turkeys were distributed to community organizations, churches and the elderly at the Landmark facility in Northwest Miami-Dade County. It feels good to be a blessing to others, Jordan said. During this season of giving, I am hoping that everyone extends a helping hand to those less fortunate.While these are difficult economic times, everyone deserves a hearty Thanksgiving meal. Contributors to the turkey distribution included: Slip N Slide Records, Landmark Aviation, Falcon Trust Air, Odebrecht and World Waste Recycling.