Beasley Media Group’s annual WMGK-FM John DeBella Turkey Drop collected more than 12,800 turkeys and donations to assist local families in need throughout Philadelphia, on November 21. John DeBella broadcasted live from outside of The Kimmel Center for the event while the remainder of the WMGK on-air staff helped out at nine other collection sites located throughout the area. Proceeds from the Turkey Drop benefited Cityteam Philadelphia, a non-profit organization which provides food and services year round to less fortunate individuals, families, shelters, and agencies in the local community.
“I have never been prouder or more grateful to the people of this city and the listeners of our station,” said DeBella. “We have once again proved we are in fact the City of Brotherly Love.”
Legendary Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Tommy Greene filled up a truck with turkeys and made a large donation on behalf of the team, while Parx Casino’s truck delivered $10,000 worth of turkeys and Giant Food Stores donated $10,000.