SULLIVAN, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV)– Nearly 300 kids in Sullivan received Easter baskets on Saturday thanks to the efforts of one local family.

Jamie and Nicole Frazier spent much of the week organizing “Easter Baskets for Sullivan,” an effort to help those impacted by the tornado that went through the area last week. Jamie said the idea popped into his head early in the week– and an outpour of support helped them gather materials for over 250 baskets. 

[My wife and I] went into Big Lots, and I was like, ‘I haven’t heard anything about Easter baskets for the kids in such a time,” he said. “We gathered up the first 25 baskets, we started a Facebook page, and from there, we ended up with almost 280 baskets.”

The baskets were sorted by age and gender, and the couple handed out all of their baskets, given away for free, in a matter of hours. Nicole said it was great to see people from other communities help with their effort.

“{The amount of messages, phone calls, people showing up at my house with donations, putting baskets together, the whole community,” she said. “People even from Vigo County have came, people from Vincennes, Knox County, I mean it’s just been amazing.”

Both said they felt they were doing what they needed in the face of tragedy.

“I think people need to step up and do their part,” Jamie said. “This is just something we could do that we feel could help the community and the kids in a time of need.”