Fresno Unified donates 1,000 boxes to Hurricane Harvey victims


More than one-thousand boxes filled with donations for staff and students at Houston Independent School District, leaving from Fresno for the lone star state this morning.

All donations were made possible by students at Fresno Unified and residents of the Central Valley.

Isaac Rodriguez with Fresno Unified said, the contributions will help many of those who have lost everything to Hurricane Harvey.

“We truly care and we see other students in need so is from out Fresno Unified family to Houston’s Unifed family,” Rodriguez said.

Every school within Fresno unified school district received a certain number of boxes to fill.

But Roosevelt High School students went above and beyond their given goal of 16 boxes collecting more than 30.

Matthew Reynoso was one of the students who helped with organizing the donations at Roosevelt High School and said he is proud of what they have accomplished.

“It is amazing to see how Fresno is more than just a town, a lot of people came out and actually helped us,” Reynoso said.

Sahida Lara a student at Roosevelt said they wanted to make sure they helped out as much as possible.

“We put things together like cloth and material stuff and mini prayers,” Lara said.

But the trip could not had been made possible without the help of a local truck company, Papé Kenworth.

“They did all the hard work, and we felt like we have to come through, said Charlie Davis general manager at Papé Kenworth.

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