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Good deeds lead to free computers

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - A group of East Texas students have proven that good deeds can lead to good endings.

Twenty-four fifth grade students at Ramey Elementary School in Tyler will be receiving free computers for their service to the community

Come next week, fifth grader Cameron says he'll be able to get all the practice he needs with his very own computer.

"The kids do 10 hours of public service and then the kids who finish that and write a little essay on why they think they need a personal computer automatically qualify them to receive a free computer," said Karen Jones of Mustard Seed Ministries.

Before the students take them home, Mustard Seed Ministries gives them a crash course on a couple of programs, such as Microsoft Word.

"So we come in ahead of time and teach them just the basics so that they'll know how to type a paper," said Jones.

Karen Jones says for the last eight years, Mustard Seed Ministries has given over 6000 computers to students. Once students receive them, they get to keep them forever.

"They go clear through high school and can trade them in for bigger and faster ones and if they make it to college they get it exchanged again for bigger and faster ones for college," Jones.

The fifth grade students will be receiving their computers sometime early next week.

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