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January 8, 2014

Citizenship trip teaches students the joy of giving

DUNCAN — Giving back to the community is a great way to make an impact and this year’s Stephens County 4-H Citizenship trip was no different.

Once again local 4-H’ers joined with the Jesus House in Oklahoma City to help out those less fortunate. The Jesus house is an organization dedicated to helping the homeless, hungry, and poverty stricken.

Stephens County 4-H members spent the morning building and handing out food baskets. The baskets were shopping carts the 4-H’ers filled with everything from frozen turkeys to canned goods, to cakes, and even blankets.

After building the baskets, they would help load the items into the transportation of those in need. This year the 4-H members assembled and distributed everything that had been donated to the Jesus House totaling baskets  to 157 families.

In the evening, the youth volunteered at City Rescue Mission. City Rescue Mission is a nonprofit organization that provides housing and food for local homeless. While there, 4-H’ers prepared and served meals to residents of the shelter.

That evening, they served more than 575 meals and prepared breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the next day. Among other things, 4-H’ers cracked more than 1,400 eggs, sliced more than a dozen spiral hams, and separated meats for the next day’s meal.

The amount of meals prepared for the following day would serve more than 1,350 meals. The trip was a great way to learn firsthand about those less fortunate, and see how giving a little can mean a lot.

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