Panthers News · Panthers Brave Cold, Serve Community


Lake City, SC – With temperatures dipping into the mid twenties Thursday morning, several of Lake City High School’s students were outside giving back to their community. Sixteen students and three coaches gave up a day of their Christmas break to help serve their community with a program called Home Works.

The Home Works program’s purpose is to serve community members whose homes are in need of restorations by modeling the servitude and heart of Christ. The students served at two different homes, participating in a morning devotional and prayer with the homeowners before beginning the day’s work.

Students had the opportunity to paint, roof, install appliances, and put down grass seed to name just a few of their many tasks throughout the day.

Senior Ambria Pinckney said, “I am very thankful for the opportunity to help this homeowner today and to be a part of a wonderful team painting and repairing her home.”

Both coaches and students alike agreed that they may have gotten more out of the volunteer experience than the homeowners whom they were actually helping.

Coach Kristal Martinez agreed in saying, “I had an excellent experience being able to spend time this break working with some of Lake City’s finest. We were so happy to be welcomed into these homes, and I felt privileged to be able to work alongside my students.”

These Panthers earned a total of 148 community service hours in their day of volunteering between the two sites.