Man provides free Thanksgiving meals to families


What was meant to be an online prank, quickly turned into an opportunity to help give back to the community

Austin Hermsen says someone put his phone number on a fake craigslist ad, promising he would give away 30 turkeys to families who called

After receiving so many calls, he says it broke his heart to hear just how many people needed a turkey.

So him and his friends raised up to $1,300 and used the money to buy 80 families a Thanksgiving meal.

Now him and his buddies plan on making "operation give birds" a yearly tradition.

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