LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Workforce Solutions of Deep East Texas and the Texas Veterans Commission teamed up to bring basic necessities like toothpaste and socks to homeless individuals at Godtel Ministries for Christmas.
This is the third year the two organizations have brought gifts to the shelter and Teresa Maryska, a veterans employment representative, said she can't wait to see the residents' faces when they open up their gifts.
"We try to take care of not only the veterans but all the residents to give them a little something to tell them that we're blessed, and we'd like to bless you," Maryska said.
Maryka said a group of helpers put together the gifts the week before Christmas. All of the items are brand new and are purchased at Big Lots.