Waco: Charity brings in 4th and 5th graders to help clean city

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WACO, Texas (KWTX) Over 95 people, including 75 4th and 5th graders, were out cleaning up various locations in Waco Friday morning.

Local charity Mission Waco partnered up with North Texas Lake Pointe Church to complete a number of service projects this weekend.

The service projects kicked off this morning with the kids and adults cleaning up areas like Dewey Park, Bosque Blvd, and the Grassroots Community Development lot.

The students from who attend schools in North Texas were taking time out of their Spring Break to come learn about and help the Waco community.

"That’s just amazing, I remember being a kid myself and I don’t remember giving up my spring break. These guys are awesome for doing that they really are," says Mission Waco volunteer Aaron Hassell.

Steve Arze from Lake Pointe church says he brings the kids down from North Texas so that they learn from the Waco charity.

"We bring down our kids during Spring Break to see how Mission Waco is engaged with the community, and really help those who happen to be less fortunate," he says.

The students and other volunteers have more service projects lined up throughout the rest of the weekend.