Matter of the Heart 12th Annual Turkey Giveaway

ST. PETERSBURG — Non-profit organization Matter of the Heart Radio & Connecting Point Ministry hosted the 12th Annual Turkey Giveaway and Health Awareness event Saturday, Nov. 9 at Pinellas Technical College.

The brainchild of radio personality Princess Denise Parker Wright of 99.1 FM, she said through the blessings of God, the event was an overwhelming success.

“We blessed more than 500 families with a turkey to serve on Thanksgiving Day and served the attendees with a hearty lunch of smoked turkey, yellow rice, green beans and cornbread.”

Wright partnered with several ministries such as Minister Garfield Leatherwood of Backyard Ministries, who provided attendees with 600 pieces of clothing and 200 hundred pairs of shoes.

Pastor Kara’Lynne Brubaker of Positive Impact Church blessed the attendees with fresh meat, fruit, vegetables and bread, while Lugenia Jackson baked an array of delicious desserts that included cakes, pies, pudding and more.

Whether it’s her Thanksgiving or toy giveaway events, Wright always adds her love for God and inspiration to the program. This year, Prophet Brian Anderson, Sr. of Secret Deliverance Tabernacle and Evangelist Beverly Sanders of Mt. Zion Progressive Missionary Baptist Church hosted the event.

Special guests included gospel rap group “One Body,” comedian Dontae Williams, poet Marcus Clark, Evangelists Bambi Jones and Vera Gray, Janice Gaines, Minister Brian Bordley and special guest speaker Pastor Chris St. Julian of Worship City Church here in St. Pete.

Vendors such as ArdyssLife distributor Halimah Kencler, Denise Elias of Simply Health Care, Joseph Norfleet of United Health Care, Victoria Alderman of Academy Prep, author Donald Dowridge and Chianta Harris helped to bring health and awareness to eventgoers.

Wright would like to acknowledge the sponsors and donors for their charitable giving and support:

  • Glad Tidings Assembly of God
  • Bishop Judy Rivers of Today’s New Revelation Ministry
  • Council Member Charlie Gerdes
  • Kenneth Wright
  • Ann Favorites
  • Lynette Harding
  • Marlo Scott
  • Janie Hudson
  • Nova Holloman
  • Barbara Sorey-Love
  • Pastor Sheila Ward
  • Elder Delores Gordon
  • Janice Starling
  • Jared Walker
  • Irene Pridgen
  • Cheryl Gonzalez
  • Stanley Butler
  • ReMax Realty

If anyone is interested in being a guest on Matters of the Heart Radio Broadcast on 99.1 FM (the second Saturday of each month from 12-1 p.m.), please call 727-488-8818.

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