Members of The Gathering at Sandestin raised enough money to make this a happier Thanksgiving for 175 families.

Sixteen of the members spent Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Muscogee Indian Food Pantry in Bruce. They helped pass out turkeys and trimmings to 236 families, which will feed about 750 people.

For Christmas, they will send toys, games and necessities to villages in India where Billy Gray, pastor of The Gathering, has been and knows the local pastor. More than 100 children will receive gifts.