Ravens Terrance West brings turkeys to families in need

Posted at 10:40 PM, Nov 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-22 23:52:45-05

When Ravens player Terrance West was younger, he told the leaders at his local recreation center that he'd grow up to be successful and come back one day to thank them.

Tuesday night, West stuck to his word and brought the first annual Terrance West Turkey Drive to Parkview Rec Center in Baltimore.

That's where you'll find Carolyn "Miss Cookie" Newton Putty, the director of the center. She remembers West from back in his younger days.

"We love Terrance," Putty said. "A lot of families are in need, some are unemployed, some do work but can't meet rent, or pay gas and electric or pay food bills."

So that's where the Turkey Drive comes in. West brought a hundred turkeys to help the community celebrate Thanksgiving.

"To give back turkeys, that's the main key," West said. "It's a blessing."

West consistently gives back to his community throughout the year. This past summer, he held a free football camp for 200 kids.

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