Killeen: Shoemaker High School students give back

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KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) Most Killeen ISD students are out celebrating with their families on Thanksgiving, but there are others who decided to stick around and volunteer.

(Photo by Alex Gibbs)

Students from Shoemaker High School hosted a Thanksgiving dinner and coat drive, providing a warm meal and collecting clothes for those in need this holiday season.

I thought it was important because I knew not many people were going to show up to help because they’re with their families,” said student volunteer Jose Vazquez.

“I knew the help was going to be needed.”

The students are part of JROTC and BOSS (Better Opportunities Shoemaker Students). It’s a program for young adults who are experiencing difficulties in learning due to social, emotional or behavioral problems.

Students like Cameron Williams say she’s proud to make new friends and leave a powerful message to the world: they’re here to help.

“I would do it everyday if I could.”