Students provide hurricane relief

At least three schools in the archdiocese each raised thousands of dollars for hurricane relief in Houston.

St. Vincent de Paul and St. Wenceslaus schools and V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic High School, all in Omaha, touted separate efforts, including dress-down days at the two elementary schools.

The high school also accepted student donations during a charity dress day. And it donated 25 percent of the gate fees and accepted more donations at the gate during its first home football game Sept. 1. The school’s collection of $4,100 went to the American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund.

St. Vincent de Paul School collected more than $5,000 with a $1 dress-down day Sept. 7 for Catholic Charities and the Student to Student hurricane relief fund of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) for Catholic schools in the stricken area. Included in that total was $850 collected at a neighborhood lemonade stand by third-graders Henry Oxley II and Patrick Barnes, and $100 donated by Girl Scout Troop 42182 of St. Vincent de Paul Parish.

And St. Wenceslaus held a dress-down Sept. 8, collecting $2,128 for the NCEA effort.

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