School supplies from California arrive in Houston

- A state that is no stranger to tragedy has a few of its residents arriving in Houston, bringing more relief to area schools and towns that need it the most.

Heart 4 Houston is a group of four women and concerned citizens who saw the devastation following Harvey and wanted to do something to help.

Meanwhile, an elementary school teacher from California was looking to connect with schools in Houston that had students impacted by the storm.

"Kindness is the message I'm trying to get across and it takes one person doing one thing and it's going to spiral," says Kristin Rice, 4th grade teacher in California who collaborated with around 10 schools in the state to gather supplies.

So then a campaign was born. Paths would eventually cross and converge on Houston after a moving company, Attention to Detail Moving, also got involved offering to deliver the supplies.

"We were thinking how are we going to do this? He had the truck and we filled it all up and here we are," says Trisha Perez with Heart 4 Houston.

The roundtrip journey, well over 2500 miles, will take the supply crew around five days to complete. Today, the trailer, packed with supplies, drove up to Thompson Elementary in the Aldine school district where dozens of boxes were dropped off during lunch time for some of the students.

Cheers were heard as students learned of the donations.

"You know several weeks in people tend to forget what happened, but our students definitely haven't forgotten. Some of them are still going home to houses with no walls," says Principal Sandra Doria of Thompson Elementary when asked if some of her students were affected by Harvey.

Heart 4 Houston also says some Californian's donated money. The plan was to pick up additional supplies with that cash as they continue showing their generosity in and around Houston.

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