A camp battered by Hurricane Rita was rebuilt today. Volunteers from LyondellBasell came together to work on various parts of the camp that had been destroyed or damaged by the Hurricane that blew in after Hurricane Katrina.
The camp's name is Wi-Ta-Wentin (pronounced Wee-tah-when-ten). Executive Director of Campfire USA, Wayne Bebee says the camp's name means nature, wildlife and integration of children into nature.
This same integration is what made LyondellBasell choose this camp to be the recipient of this year's global care day. The company sets aside one day a year where their employees and their respective families spend time in sixty-five communities in twenty countries where Lyondell has operations.
Amongst the items on the repair list were: plumbing, floor boards, a basketball court and even a highly anticipated fire pit. Lyondell's event coordinator, Lauren Martinez says that some volunteers had firsthand experience with the camp as previous camp-goers so they were extremely grateful and happy to be able to give back.
And you can tell they were very happy for the help as Bebee expressed that without Lyondell's volunteers, the camp would not have been ready for the summer rush.
It is important to note that not all volunteers were adults, as brothers Garrett and Grant Erbelding told us that they were more than happy to do their part in the cleanup. The youngsters even pointed out that this event was more fun than staying inside, watching TV and playing video games.
The best sum up of the event came from Hwy 108 Lyondell Site Manager Dale Friedrichs. He says that his company was extremely happy with the seventy plus volunteers who came out with their families to serve the Moss Bluff community at large.
Copyright 2011 KPLC. All rights reserved.
Three suspects in a homicide at an RV park on Broad Street Saturday morning have been arrested, according to the Lake Charles Police Department. LCPD responded to a 911 call in reference to an armed robbery and shooting at the Twelve Palms RV Park around 6 a.m. Saturday, July 22.More >>
Dozens of law enforcement applicants poured into the Lake Charles Civic Center Saturday morning to see if they have what it takes to become a Lake Charles Police Officer. Applicants who turned out Saturday endured a number of health and psychological screenings.More >>
Saturday was a learning experience for parents of children with Alfi's Syndrome. Families from all over the world traveled to Sulphur for the "9pminus" family reunion.More >>
Martin GMC and the Lake Area Animal Hospital joined forces for a common cause: helping a number of dogs find their forever homes. The Lake Charles car dealership hosted "Pups and Trucks" Saturday afternoon. More dogs had to be brought in throughout the day because so many were adopted. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
Lake Charles Police detectives are investigating a homicide at 2323 Broad Street that occurred Saturday morning. LCPD received a call about the shooting at 6:00 a.m., said Deputy Chief Mark Kraus.More >>