December 19, 2012 - Shorty Breaux - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Hometown Patriot -- Dec. 19, 2012: Shorty Breaux

Posted: Updated:
  • More Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • Unions celebrate Labor Day 2014

    Unions celebrate Labor Day 2014

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:41 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:41:06 GMT
    Unions celebrated Labor Day 2014 with annual picnic and visits from politicians.More >>
    Unions celebrated Labor Day 2014 with annual picnic and visits from politicians.More >>
  • Volunteers help build ramp for local artist

    Volunteers help build ramp for local artist

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:20 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:20:42 GMT
    Some local volunteers spent their Labor Day weekend helping to build a ramp for a local artist whose leg had to be amputated.More >>
    Some local volunteers spent their Labor Day weekend helping to build a ramp for a local artist whose leg had to be amputated.More >>
  • Tropical Depression forms in the Bay of Campeche

    Tropical Depression forms in the Bay of Campeche

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:45 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:45:55 GMT
    The first 2 weeks of September mark the peak of tropical activity of the Atlantic hurricane season. So right on cue we now have a new tropical depression in the Bay of Campeche...More >>
    The first 2 weeks of September mark the peak of tropical activity of the Atlantic hurricane season. So right on cue we now have a new tropical depression in the Bay of Campeche...More >>
SULPHUR, LA (KPLC) -

You may have seen his familiar face on the streets of Sulphur before. He's Shorty Breaux and he's a friend to everyone. But for the past year or so, Shorty has been on a mission. A mission to collect aluminum pull tabs for the Ronald McDonald House, which provides free housing for children and their parents while getting medical care in Houston. 

"Seven days a week now, every day, I make my milk route," said Shorty. "People start saving the tabs for me at their houses. Then drop them off at my house. Now, I'm up to here with pull tabs!"

This year, Shorty's getting help from the Martin grandchildren and other students here at Our Lady's Catholic School.

"All the students here, we collect tabs, Mr. Shortly collects the tabs," said Sheri Yarbrough with Our Lady's School. "We try and do something here at Our Lady's School to give back to the community. We feel that helping these children is a wonderful way to help because there's so many families from the Sulphur area that go and are able to use the Ronald McDonald House."

"What I'm bringing for this year is seven boxes, 220 Ziploc quart size bags."

Shorty is quick to thank his helpful elves.

"They're my little angels. They say, 'Mr. Shorty, we got some pull tabs for you.' And you ought to see the cans they bring me."

Copyright 2012 KPLC. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow