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Homewood’s Hart School helps with hurricane relief

In three days, James Hart School students and staff managed to raise nearly $1,500 for relief efforts in Texas.

  James Hart School Principal Scott McAlister, standing
  in back, and students, from left, Ruby Moxley, Kayla
  Washington, Sophia Krupa, Mia Starkenburg, Alyssa
  Daley and Korey Mulling were delighted to collect
  $1,411.50 for Hurricane Harvey victims.
(Photo 
  by Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle)
 

In three days, James Hart School students and staff managed to raise nearly $1,500 for relief efforts in Texas.

Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Gulf of Mexico coast on Friday, Aug. 25, packing powerful winds and dumping unprecedented amounts of rain on the Houston area, resulting in devastating flooding.
 

Principal Scott McAlister said watching the pictures from the Houston area as the flooding worsened, he decided he needed to do something.
 
“I thought it would be a great way for our school community to help those in need. Our goal was $1 for every student and adult in our building,” which would have meant $829.
 
Donations were collected each morning and during lunch periods Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Aug. 30, 31 and Sept. 1. The school also had its annual open house and the donation jar was available on Aug. 31 giving guests an opportunity to drop in their dollars.
 
At the end of the three days, McAlister sat down to get a tally. The total was $1,411.50, far surpassing their goal.
 
“We are very happy with that,” he said. 
 
The donation will be sent to the American Red Cross.

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