Quantcast

News 3 Neighbors: Wounded Warrior Joe Frazier - Greenville, NC | News | Weather | Sports - WNCT.com

News 3 Neighbors: Wounded Warrior Joe Frazier

Posted: Updated:
   In my latest News 3 Neighbors segment, I came across a prime example of a neighbor helping a neighbor.  The beneficiary was a wounded warrior and his family.

   The day a Rooms To Go truck pulled up in front of his house was a God-send for Phenix City resident Joe Frazier.  He and his family are the recipients of three rooms of brand new furniture thanks to a neighbor who lives down the street, Reverend Johnnie Robinson.  He is also the president of the Phenix City-Russell County NAACP.  In that capacity Robinson reached out to a friend whose organization has an arrangement with Rooms To Go to help wounded warriors.

   Robinson says, "We reached out to many families.  The Frazier family met the qualifications and allowed us to come in and do an inspection.  They qualified for it and we went to work."

   Joe Frazier is a veteran who has served in the Alabama National Guard for over 20 years.  He was deployed to Iraq in 2005.  Frazier says, "I was a supply sergeant for the 120th out of Phenix City.  I handled all of the logistics as far as supplies, vehicles."

   Frazier had to have double hernia surgery in Kuwait three months before the end of his tour.  Frazier recalls, "Coming home was pretty good.  I got home and surprised my little boy at school.  The big surprise...he had his uniform on, too (that day)."

   Frazier and his family received two rooms of bedroom furniture and some living room furnishings.  "Makes things easier for me to know that I can lay down in a bed that won't fall through on me," says Frazier.  "I thank Pastor Johnnie for thinking about me.  If you do good to some people, they treat you back good, and that's what I try to live by."

   Pastor Johnnie says the donation is a reflection of his line of work.  "The mantra for social work is...connecting people to resources, and I think that's what we did here.  We connected the Frazier family to some great resources."

       

 

Nominate your neighbor

  • News 3 Neighbors Nomination

    Do you know someone that is doing good? Nominate them as a News 3 Neighbor and WRBL News 3's Phil Scoggins may profile them!

    * denotes required fields
    We're sorry, but only one entry is allowed per person.
    Thank you for your continued interest.

    Thank you for your submission. It will be reviewed by our staff. Be sure to watch each Monday night at 6/5c as Phil Scoggins introduces us to our outstanding neighbors.

Phil Scoggins

After taking 16-year break from broadcasting, Phil rejoined WRBL as a news anchor where he has been ever since. More>>

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Columbus gets new Walmarts...with a twist

    Columbus gets new Walmarts...with a twist

    Aug 25, 2014 07:03 PM2014-08-28 22:27:56 GMT
    Three new Walmart's are coming to town, and two of them are not your average Supercenter.Construction is about to be underway at the new Walmart Supercenter on Victory Drive at the site of the old Baker High School. Two new proposals, however, will bring the Walmart Neighborhood Market to Columbus.The Market is like a grocery store, without the clothes, hardware, etc. typical to most Walmart's.See the proposals at www.columbusga.org/planning. You can voice your opinion about the new stores be...
    Three new Walmart's are coming to town, and two of them are not your average Supercenter.Construction is about to be underway at the new Walmart Supercenter on Victory Drive at the site of the old Baker High School. Two new proposals, however, will bring the Walmart Neighborhood Market to Columbus.The Market is like a grocery store, without the clothes, hardware, etc. typical to most Walmart's.See the proposals at www.columbusga.org/planning. You can voice your opinion about the new stores be...
  • FIRST ON 3: Police looking for man after Columbus mom, baby found dead after house fire

    FIRST ON 3: Police looking for man after Columbus mom, baby found dead after house fire

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:12:09 GMT
    Police are searching for suspect Brandon Connor. Before the fire, Rosella Mitchell is believed to have suffered from life threatening stabbing wounds.Police are searching for suspect Brandon Connor. Before the fire, Rosella Mitchell is believed to have suffered from life threatening stabbing wounds.
    Police are searching for Brandon Conner, 35, who is wanted for murder.
    Police are searching for Brandon Conner, 35, who is wanted for murder.
  • Meriwether County man murdered during apparent robbery

    Meriwether County man murdered during apparent robbery

    Monday, August 25 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-08-25 20:41:56 GMT
    Two individuals believed to be connected with a Meriwether County murder were caught on surveillance camera in Newnan.Two individuals believed to be connected with a Meriwether County murder were caught on surveillance camera in Newnan.
    Local and state investigators release surveillance images of suspects believed to be connected with a Meriwether County murder investigation.
    Local and state investigators release surveillance images of suspects believed to be connected with a Meriwether County murder investigation.
Watch Live Watch Live Religious services
  • News 3 NeighborsMore>>

  • News 3 Neighbors: Columbus hosts Georgia Rotary students

    News 3 Neighbors: Columbus hosts Georgia Rotary students

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:35:37 GMT
    Whitewater Express had a definite international flavor Sunday morning. Students from 21 countries prepared to make a splash rafting on the Chattahoochee. The 51 students are members of the Georgia Rotary Student Program which brings students to the U.S. for a year to further their college education. Each student has a host Rotary Club that takes them under their wing.
    Whitewater Express had a definite international flavor Sunday morning. Students from 21 countries prepared to make a splash rafting on the Chattahoochee. The 51 students are members of the Georgia Rotary Student Program which brings students to the U.S. for a year to further their college education. Each student has a host Rotary Club that takes them under their wing.
  • News 3 Neighbors: Fore Kids Columbus

    News 3 Neighbors: Fore Kids Columbus

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-08-19 01:30:42 GMT
    There is a par-3 golf course in Columbus that has been the training ground for many a young golfer down through the years.Today you can find middle and high school golfers volunteering to teach little tikes what they know...all for the love of the game. Godwin Creek Par-3 Golf Course is home to Fore Kids Columbus, a not-for-profit organization that is focused on providing golf instruction to youngsters, but it goes well beyond that.
    There is a par-3 golf course in Columbus that has been the training ground for many a young golfer down through the years.Today you can find middle and high school golfers volunteering to teach little tikes what they know...all for the love of the game. Godwin Creek Par-3 Golf Course is home to Fore Kids Columbus, a not-for-profit organization that is focused on providing golf instruction to youngsters, but it goes well beyond that.
  • News 3 Neighbors: Coach Sonny Clements

    News 3 Neighbors: Coach Sonny Clements

    Monday, August 11 2014 10:15 PM EDT2014-08-12 02:15:08 GMT
    This story is about how a simple piece of wood was used to bring a smile to the face of a local basketball icon, at a time in his life when he could use a smile. Tonight's News 3 Neighbor segment focuses on Coach Sonny Clements.Greg Kunkel had never met former Columbus State University Head Basketball Coach and Athletic Director Sonny Clements. The two were brought together by a slat of wood. Not long ago the flooring at CSU's Lumpkin Center had to be replaced. Greg asked for a piece of the f...
    This story is about how a simple piece of wood was used to bring a smile to the face of a local basketball icon, at a time in his life when he could use a smile. Tonight's News 3 Neighbor segment focuses on Coach Sonny Clements.Greg Kunkel had never met former Columbus State University Head Basketball Coach and Athletic Director Sonny Clements. The two were brought together by a slat of wood. Not long ago the flooring at CSU's Lumpkin Center had to be replaced. Greg asked for a piece of the f...
Powered by WorldNow

3221 South Evans Street
Greenville N.C. 27834

Telephone: 252.355.8500
Fax: 252.355.8568
Email: newsdesk@wnct.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.