LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - In Lufkin the Love INC (Love In the Name of Christ) members had a celebration.
Thursday evening was the 23rd Annual Church meeting and Volunteer Banquet hosted by Pastors Steve and Jennifer Lantis.
The meeting was held at the First Christian Church, and several were honored for their volunteer work and service within the community.
Among those awarded were the Marine Corp League as agency of the year, ABC Auto for business award of the year, Jerry Fisher for volunteer of the year, and the Lufkin Police Department for making a difference.
"People call and say 'How do I qualify to have a need met at Love INC?' When we answer the phone, they're qualified," said Jerry Spann, the Executive Director of Love INC. in Angelina County.
Spann says that 195 churches in in Angelina County, 15 churches from surrounding counties, and 420 agencies have all had a hand in a successful year at meeting the needs of the community.
"We don't care about their financial situations, where they work where they don't work. Nothing matters except getting that need met through a local church," said Spann.