Homecoming dress drive helps those impacted by Harvey

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Flooded families with high school students have one less thing to worry about. (KTRK)

Flooded families with high school students have one less thing to worry about.

After seeing the images from Hurricane Harvey, a Conroe ISD student decided to start a homecoming dress drive to help other students.

One grateful mom says homecoming is expensive with four kids, the price of tickets, mums, dresses, suits, photos and the like.

"It's been tough, but I'm telling you, it's stuff like this that just let's you know that you're not forgotten and that people are remembering you and blessing you," said the mother.

What started as a simple idea has taken off to something bigger for Ashley Reel with donations coming in from all over the country.

"It just makes me happy helping everyone," she said.

Reel is a freshman at Oak Ridge High School in Conroe. The gowns are packed into Ashley's home and her mom, Tammy Reel, made more room in their garage.

"She wanted to do something that would make a difference with her peers and I thought that was pretty special," Tammy Reel said.

Reel says she wants to keep up the effort, and her next project is a prom dress drive.

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