Kansas City Chiefs linebacker James-Michael Johnson is helping replace 300 hundred turkeys after they were stolen from a homeless shelter in his hometown.
The hundreds of turkeys were meant for struggling families, which were taken from Mission Solano in Fairfield, CA. The group had planned to collect nearly 1,000 turkeys to serve the homeless in the area.
Mission Solano founder Ron Marlette said he has have never had anybody steal their turkeys before: "The people that come here ... hope begins with a meal at Mission Solano, and that is stealing hope from people in my opinion," Marlette said.
When Johnson heard about the theft he said it was a no-brainer to try and replace what was lost: "I figured I am in a situation where I can help, where I can give back, so that is something I wanted to do,"Johnson said.
After hearing about the theft, Johnson took to Twitter.
Johnson, of course, is a new member of the Chiefs coming over from Cleveland. Good for you, Johnson! We need more athletes like you!
- Kelly Urich