Hundreds of students give back during Tyler high school’s ‘Community Service Day’

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TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Hundreds of students from Grace Community High School spent Thursday packing lunches, cleaning yards, and fulfilling a variety of other needs as part of the school’s yearly Community Service Day.

Every year, Grace students are divided into groups and sent to help nonprofits in whatever means possible.

“I see there are lots of needs that need to be met in our community,” said Sarabeth Wallace, junior and Lifegroup leader at GCHS. “It just feels good to be part of something that’s so important and is such a need here in Tyler.”

Wallace’s group packed snack and lunch boxes at the East Texas Food Bank, but other groups performed tasks such as organizing books for the East Texas Literacy Council, some did yard work at various organizations, and others worked with students at Promise Academy.

“I just love that, as a school, we just get to have an entire day focused where we get to come to different areas of our community and just serve in a way that helps so many people," said Wallace.

Wallace estimated that around 250 of her fellow students took part in Community Service Day, which served more than a dozen nonprofits around the city of Tyler.

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