BLUFFTON, SC (WSAV) — His last name is legendary. Now, a Bluffton cop is doing his part to make a name for himself with his big heart and generous spirit.
Students at Bluffton High School have been put on duty during their lunch hour to do work and ensure others will eat this holiday.
Two trucks are filled with donations. Dozens of turkeys were brought inside, headed to the freezer and eventually to the tables of people in town who need them most.
“Knowing that we can come together to do something other than write tickets or something like that,” Bluffton police officer Oscar Frazier said. “Knowing that we can reach out and be a resource when needed.”
The brainchild of Bluffton officer Oscar Frazier, the turkey drive began six years ago when schools couldn’t help students and families fill their tummies over the holidays.
This year, Frazier is putting nearly 200 birds in the freezer before going to homes in the area.
“Today I might have a turkey, but next year I might be in the position where I need help, I need help,” Frazier said. “So knowing that I can help others and the city can help others.”
This feeling is a good feeling that is shared by many in this donor community. All turkeys were donated by people who want to help.
“When you spread the word if you’re doing something, everyone wants to help but they need a leader and you got that with Oscar,” Tim Wood said.
The Frazier surname is legendary in the region. Now, the last Frazier is etching his name in the history books by protecting, serving and helping others.
“My dad has always been a huge help and a staple in the community, so I just wanted to carry on the tradition,” Frazier said. Knowing that I have the means to get to know people and the resources to bring people together. Any way I can help someone else can help is always important.
Frazier enlisted the help of his fellow Bluffton police officers to distribute the turkeys first to local schools for families who may need them. The rest will go to local charities to distribute to the remaining people to create a holiday feast.