Published in the September 8, 2017 edition

MELROSE — Melrose High School Principal Jason Merrill and Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School Principal Brent Conway have announced that the two schools are partnering with a Texas high school to help families in need following Hurricane Harvey.

With recovery and rebuilding efforts now underway, members of MHS and MVMMS wanted to do their part to help those affected by the hurricane in Texas. A Melrose resident, who has a work connection to Mayde Creek High School in Katy, Texas, suggested MHS and MVMMS partner with the school. Katy was hit with a devastating amount of rain and flooding, leaving many residents with nothing.

To assist those students, families and community members in need, Mayde Creek High School set up an Wish List. MHS and MVMMS have shared the link with students and parents, many of whom have selected items to send over to their sister school.

“Help comes in all forms, and while we may not be able to go to Texas to assist in the relief efforts, we can do something right here in Melrose,” said Merrill. “For anyone looking for a way to support residents in Texas, we encourage you to check out Mayde Creek’s Amazon page and give what you can.”

“Students, faculty and staff at both the middle and high school really wanted to do their part to help families who were affected by Hurricane Harvey,” Conway said. “Every little bit counts, and I want to commend the students who have taken the initiative to help their peers.”

To find out more about Mayde Creek High School and its relief efforts, visit Those who would like to donate to the school, can visit its Amazon page at*Version*=1&*entries*=0&lid=1KKA8T3SZEDEW&ty=wishlist.