October 3, 2012 - Servant Saturday - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

October 3, 2012 - Servant Saturday

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It's early Saturday morning and members of Westminster Presbyterian Church and the Sulphur High Key Club are busy packing cookies.  Where are they going?  It's all part of the church's annual "servant Saturday." 

"We were looking at ways of outreach to the community and essentially giving thanks to the community.in a way that we thought was a tangible method," said Erich Mansell, church pastor.

Each year, servants like firefighters, police, pharmacists, fast food workers and others get these special care packages.

"It's very comforting to know that there are people that really appreciate what we do," said dispatcher Allison Gremillion with the Sulphur Police Department.  "Whatever small things we can help them out with.  It's our job  and we really appreciate it."

Even grocery store workers at Misse's Supermarket were thanked with the homemade goodies.

"I think it's just awesome," said Debra, a store employee.  "To do anything for anyone who is in need is great."

Members of the Key are learning what it takes to give back to the community.

 "Key Club is a student led service organization where we serve the community," said club president Tristan Simon. "Anything the community needs help with, we help."

 

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