In the relatively short time since Hurricane Harvey hammered Texas, the students and staff of Mission Consolidated Independent School District (CISD) have stepped up to help in recovery efforts not just once; but twice.

Like many Texans, Mission CISD students and staff reacted immediately to the emergency needs of Hurricane Harvey victims. Schools quickly held donation drives for necessities and then got those donations to the local relief efforts being shipped north. In some cases staff members hauled donated items to impacted areas themselves.

Once that passed, Mission CISD schools then refocused on helping students and families start over and partnered with Houston ISD. The Students Helping Students drive was a fast and focused event to raise items Houston ISD officials indicated were still a need for their families as they continued their recovery efforts. Much of what was raised consisted of clothing, school supplies, and cleaning tools.

The extra-giving effort resulted in 20 pallets of items that were loaded into an 18-wheeler trailer loaned from the City of Mission. That shipment was hauled up to Houston ISD Sept 28 by members of the district transportation department.