Anne Arundel County schools help students in Houston

Service members load pallets of water and meals ready to eat into an MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter on Aug. 31 in Katy, Texas, while preparing to support Harvey relief efforts. (Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Larry Reid Jr.)

Anne Arundel County Public Schools Public Information Office

Anne Arundel County Public Schools Superintendent George Arlotto announced the launch of the #HelpHouston campaign on Aug. 31 to raise funds to help the Houston Independent School District’s students and families.

The county public schools hope to raise at least $200,000 for relief efforts for students and families that have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey.

“We are an incredibly caring community that rises to meet needs, time and time again,” Arlotto said in a press statement. “If every child in our school system brought one dollar [during the first week] of school, we would be more than one-third of the way to the goal, so I have no doubt that we will meet and even exceed our target.”

Students can take donations to their schools, and parents can drop off donations at back-to-school events. Checks should be made out to Anne Arundel County Public Schools’s 21st Century Education Foundation with the notation “HelpHouston” in the memo line.

All donations will go to the Houston Independent School District Foundation so it can be distributed to the district’s students and their families as needed.

Online donations can be made at

The campaign runs through Sept. 30.

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