- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 19, 2017

DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) - High school students in the western part of North Dakota are raising money to help their “sister city” in Texas damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

Dickinson National Honor Society students have collected $3,500 this month by selling T-shirts to assist Texas’ Dickinson Independent School District, The Bismarck Tribune reported.

“When Dickinson, Texas, came on the news, I’m seeing how hard they got hit - they’re right next to the (Gulf of Mexico),” said Jim Fahy, a social studies teacher and the National Honor Society adviser for Dickinson High School in North Dakota.

The T-shirts that say “Support our sister city” display North Dakota and Texas overlapping with both Dickinson cities marked. The North Dakota students are selling the shirts for $15 until Sept. 21.

“It’s a really good way of giving back, and that’s really what our organization is all about,” Fahy said.

Kathleen Baldwin-Bruysschaard, the National Honor Society adviser for Dickinson High School in Texas, said she was moved when Fahy informed her about the initiative via email.

“They’ve saved us,” Baldwin-Bruysschaard said.

North Dakota Dickinson Public Schools officials say they’re proud of their honor society students.

“It’s an awesome thing that our kids our doing,” said Ron Dockter, principal. “They have a lot of compassion and empathy for, as they call it, their sister city.”

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Information from: Bismarck Tribune, https://www.bismarcktribune.com

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