For 25 years now, Attorney Thomas J. Henry has been giving away turkeys to families in the Coastal Bend.

On Saturday, many people lined up in Alice, Corpus Christi, Freer and San Diego locations for a frozen bird. Some families woke up extra early to wait in line.

"Everyone has been wonderful my entire life. I always want to make sure that I help people. I understand what people go through," Henry said. "A lot of people see me now...but a long, long time ago I didn't have anything and I know what it's like to need a little help."

In Alice, the first person, Lupin Barrera arrive at midnight and the second person, Glacra Barrera at 4 a.m. Both thankful for the annual tradition that ensures local families with a meal for the holidays.

Thomas J. Henry has given away more than 350,000 turkeys throughout the South Texas region have been impacted by this generous event, making the Thomas J. Henry Turkey Giveaway one of the largest Thanksgiving charity events in the nation, according to the lawful website.