DOTHAN, AL (WTVY) When the day began, Turkeys from Heaven organizers were worried they were not going to have enough turkeys and they were short by nearly a thousand.
Throughout the day, more people donated turkeys to the organization.
Turkeys From Heaven Co-Founder Harry Hall says "These are families in need, and this is the only way they're going to receive a Christmas meal that the lot of us take for granted. And if we don't do it, they won't get it."
Brooks Andrews of Houston Academy, who also helped out with cooking the turkeys said "It feels great to help those in need during Chrstmas time and we like to represent our school and it's fun."
Cameron Payne is part of the JROTC at Dothan High School, who took a day out of their Christmas break to come help cook the turkeys.
He says "It's a great feeling, I'm happy to do it and I'm glad to be a part of it."
Andrew Gholson has been helping out with Turkeys From Heaven since it first started when he was a kid.
He said "I remember back when we were doing 30, 40, 50 turkeys an now we're doing 2600 or more and it's pretty rewarding havng that feeling that you know you're helping some people out that don't normally get helped out."
They still need volunteers to help deliver these meals tomorrow. If you would like to help, meet at the Wiregrass Museum of Art at 10 A.M.