Over two days last month, the parishioners of Resurrection Church raised $20,000 to donate to their sister parish and school in Houston, Texas.

The Resurrection Catholic School in Houston experienced damage and subsequently fell prey to vandalism following Hurricane Harvey. Despite the challenges, the school was able to reopen on September 18, soon after the floods subsided. They further helped their community by taking in 96 displaced students from nearby schools.

As the storm’s devastation was reported, Monsignor Donald Dwyer of Resurrection reached out to Father Oscar Dubon in Houston to see what could be done to help. That week, an appeal was made for funds to help the school replace ruined books and lost school supplies.  

After sending the donation, Msgr. Dwyer thanked Resurrection parishioners “for providing for our sister school in Houston and ultimately helping those school families whose lives were impacted by the hurricane. Your compassion and generosity are admirable and heartwarming.”

In addition to the donation from the parishioners, Resurrection School has organized a Coin-A-Day Challenge to buy Scholastic Books for Resurrection Houston students.