Westcott Service Project in the News

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This article by Andrea Robinson entitled: "Texas teens spend spring break helping with SWLA hurricane recovery" was published by KPLC from Lake Charles about the Service Project.


LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - A group of young people from Texas spent their spring break in Southwest Louisiana to help with hurricane recovery. Catholic Charities is just one agency partnering with Texas groups like the Westcott Study Center from Houston - a faith based organization that challenges young men to grow.

Houston teens spend spring break helping with storm recovery in SWLA.

Houston teens spend spring break helping with storm recovery in SWLA. (Source: KPLC)

Houston teens spend spring break helping with storm recovery in SWLA. (Source: Credit to KPLC)

“They’re probably getting a lot more out of it than the people that we’re serving just by doing the service themselves. They realize how important that is, and they’re very happy doing it,” said Daniel Murphy with the Westcott Study Center.

The group has been hard at work since Monday helping clean up homes damaged by the hurricanes and ice storm.

“I’m really glad we’re able to come here ‘cause there’s clearly a lot of need,” said Joe Kolf with the Westcott Study Center.

“My conscious just kept saying like you know you’re never going to forget this week. So, I just decided to come, and I’m sure glad I did it,” said volunteer Nicholas Cannon.

Sixteen-year-old Cannon said giving up his spring break to make a difference was worth it and his friend Isaiah Bocock agrees.

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