The Dallas Academy community came together this week to lend support to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Throughout the week, Dallas Academy collected goods including clothes, food, water, toiletries, pet supplies, and baby items for those in Dallas evacuated from the storm.
After word spread about Dallas Academy’s Hurricane Harvey supply drive, the phone started ringing from friends and alumni as well as neighbors throughout the east Dallas community asking to join in the effort. Families and strangers alike dropped off their donations, many with entire trunks full of brand new goods. Together, the school collected enough items to fill an entire bus!
On Thursday, the Dallas Academy junior high football team loaded supplies and headed to the Trusted World distribution center, the non-profit organization leading the effort for sorting and distributing supplies throughout the Metroplex. Trusted World has hundreds of volunteers out daily helping sort, package, and distribute goods to local evacuees. Trusted World invites members of the community to volunteer at the distribution center. Learn more here!
Pet items including food, litter, collars, leashes, and beds were also collected during Dallas Academy’s supply drive. Dallas Academy faculty took all pet items to Operation Kindness which is currently housing over fifty animals rescued from Corpus Christi during the storm. Dallas Academy had originally planned to bring supplies to the SPCA of Texas however they currently have more supplies than they can house – a wonderful problem!
The Dallas Academy administrative team was in awe of the level of generosity of our Dallas Academy community and the amount on donations that were collected in just three short days. Students learned that, even when faced with much adversity, there are still good people willing to band together and lend a helping hand. Thank you for joining Dallas Academy in helping our friends in south Texas!