The 97.1FM The Point Annual Turkey-Thon to Benefit HELP of Southern Nevada Goes Virtual this Year






The 97.1-FM The Point (KXPT) annual Turkey-Thon Thanksgiving Food Drive to benefit HELP of Southern Nevada goes virtual this year in an effort to provide Las Vegas families in need with a Thanksgiving meal while upholding local health and safety standards. The community is encouraged to visit or text 2020TURKEY to 76278 to donate toward the cause. All donations will be utilized to purchase frozen turkeys and non-perishable food items, such as canned vegetables, instant mashed potatoes, macaroni & cheese, and stuffing mix. The virtual Turkey-Thon contributions support the non-profit’s holiday assistance program that provides more than 800 Las Vegas families with a complete Thanksgiving meal. Turkey-Thon donations will be accepted now through Nov. 23, 2020.


“While almost everything in 2020 has looked different or changed due to the impact of COVID-19, however the needs of our community haven’t changed,” said Abby Quinn, Chief Community Relations Officer / Fund Development. “This holiday season maybe more than ever families in the valley are relying on organizations such as HELP to provide them with assistance. We are very appreciative of our event sponsors and hope those that can in Southern Nevada will consider making a donation this Thanksgiving as well.”


This year’s event is proudly supported by 97.1ThePoint, Smith’s Food & Drug, Vegas Golden Knights Foundation and Southern Glazier.


About HELP of Southern Nevada:

Celebrating 50 years in the Las Vegas Valley in 2020, HELP of Southern Nevada provides assistance to low-income families, homeless teens and adults and other individuals, to help them reach self-sufficiency through direct services, trainings, and referrals. HELP operates 10 departments, consists of 157 employees, and serves tens of thousands of unduplicated clients each year. Programs available include Behavioral Health Services, Coordinated Entry Community Matchers, Crisis Teams, Emergency Resources Services, Framing Hope Warehouse, Holiday Assistance, Homeless Services, Shannon West Homeless Youth Center, Weatherization and Work Opportunities Readiness Center. For more information, call HELP of Southern Nevada at 702.369.4357 or visit Follow HELP of Southern Nevada on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


About Lotus Broadcasting
Lotus Communications Corp. is a company headquartered in Los Angeles, California that owns and operates 44 radio stations, a digital agency, low-power television stations and e-commerce websites. The radio stations serve the Los Angeles, Bakersfield, Fresno, Las Vegas, Reno, Sacramento, Tucson, and Boise radio markets. The low-power television stations serve the Phoenix and Houston markets. The e-commerce operations are based in Los Angeles.

Lotus Communications Corp. was established in 1962 and is one of the largest privately owned radio station groups in the United States. Lotus was founded by Howard A Kalmenson with the purchase of KWKW one of Los Angeles’ original heritage Spanish Language station. James Kalmenson, son of Howard Kalmenson, is an Executive VP of Lotus. He continues to fulfill the legacy of his father.

About Smith’s Food & Drug Stores
At Smith’s Food & Drug, a company of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), we are Fresh for Everyone and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®. In everything we do, we’re guided by our values and our Purpose: to Feed the Human Spirit. We strive to make decisions that balance the safety of our associates with our commitments to our customers and communities. And above all else, we’ll be there for our communities when they need us most.

About the Vegas Golden Knights
The Vegas Golden Knights are a National Hockey League franchise owned and operated by Black Knight Sports and Entertainment LLC. The Vegas Golden Knights were established by founding partners William Foley and his family and the Maloof family. For the latest news and information on the Golden Knights visit Fans can follow the team on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

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The 97.1FM The Point Annual Turkey-Thon to Benefit HELP of Southern Nevada Goes Virtual this Year