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04/02/05 - Nacogdoches

Youth Volunteers Clean Up Nacogdoches And Feed The Hungry

by Chris Cato

Brent Triana, a volunteer said, "basically we're just around here helping out the people and picking up their trash and all that stuff."

With a few laughs and a big heart, youth across Nacogdoches came out Saturday to help clean up the yards of people who are otherwise unable to do so. Symbolic of the bigger picture of helping out others through a 30-hour famine to raise money for 3rd world countries.

Triana said, "I mean these people are dying every minute because they don't have enough food and what we take for granted, they have so little of."

As their service to the community, they mowed lawns, picked up trash, and had a good time with each other as they lent a helping hand.

Anna Garrison, another volunteer said, "we came out here to help the people with Love INC. and just do service projects around the town while fasting."

Some of the work was a little less enjoyable than others but everyone pitched in.

Triana said, "everybody needs help in their own little ways, I mean helping them out just helps out everybody."

Helping out by cleaning up the neighborhood, and helping those less fortunate in other countries. About 150 youth participated in the famine and service projects from several churches around the community.

The famine fundraisers included individual donations by the youth, candy sales, and collections from around the community.

One church we spoke with raised about $2,000.

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