Mesquite students raise $54,000 for hurricane victims in Dickinson

- Students, teachers and staff in the Mesquite Independent School District are showing their support for the victims of Hurricane Harvey in a really big way – with a check for more than $54,000.

Mesquite ISD said its campuses and departments have been collecting donations specifically for victims within the Dickinson Independent School District.

Dickinson was one of the areas hit hard by Hurricane Harvey. While only two campuses flooded, the district said many of its employees, students and their families were not so lucky. Their homes were severely damaged or destroyed.

"I'm overjoyed that our Mesquite ISD family rallied in a deliverance of love for Dickinson ISD to raise more than $54,000.  That's how much our collective campuses and departments raised for Hurricane Harvey victims there. It's heartbreaking they had to throw out anything touched by the heavily polluted water, causing some students to come to school barefoot, and I'm proud we're supporting these families in their time of need,” Mesquite ISD Superintendent Dr. David Vroonland said.

Two administrators from Mesquite will travel to South Texas Friday to deliver a check for $54,448.77. They’ll also bring cards and banners, plus a video that students made.

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