Mission Viejo launches Hurricane Help Campaign
The City of Mission Viejo in partnership with many local nonprofit organizations launched a community-wide effort to help a middle school in a small Texas seaside town that was devastated by Hurricane Harvey.
Port Aransas is a city on Mustang Island on the Texas coast. It's known for its Gulf of Mexico beaches and fish-filled waterways. Port Aransas was among those cities, where the storm roared ashore with 130 mph winds and wreaked havoc on everything from homes to boats to businesses and Brundrett Middle School.
Folks in the small town are not wasting any time rebuilding the coastal community, with the top priority of getting the schools reopened. The City is supporting this town and school after learning Brundrett Middle School received the brunt of Harvey’s wrath.
“We are working hard to assess damages, make repairs and get our facilities safe and ready for students and staff to return,” said Superintendent of Schools Sharon McKinney. “Our staff is still in the process of assessing our needs. The number one need is for monetary donations.”
You can help repair this Port Aransas school by donating online or dropping off monetary donations and gift cards (Target, Walmart, Barnes & Noble or Amazon) during operating hours at the Mission Viejo Library, Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center or any of the recreation and tennis centers. (Checks can be made payable to the nonprofit Mission Viejo Activities Committee.)
Other Mission Viejo nonprofit organizations stepping up to help the Texas school include the YMCA, Nadadores, Age Well Senior Services and Mission Viejo Girls Softball.
Check back periodically to see other organizations who have joined the effort and additional ways you can help Port Aransas.
If you are a nonprofit organization or business and would like to help or become a collection point, contact the Mission Viejo Recreation & Community Services Department at 949-470-3061.