Surprise school collecting water to benefit victims of Hurricane Harvey

Posted at 5:27 AM, Aug 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-29 11:38:57-04

History teacher Tim Kane has an important lesson for his students: "There are things out there that are bigger than just the bubble we exist in." 

On Monday, Kane met with student council members at the newly opened Highland Prep High School in Surprise. Through his experience serving in the Army and aiding those displaced after Hurricane Katrina -- he's now helping lead efforts by the school to collect 100,000 bottles of water for people impacted by Hurricane Harvey.  

"Potable water is something that becomes scarce in times like this."  

Student body president Jourden Hunt is among those who will be manning the drop-off site. 

"There was no question, we all wanted to do it," she said. Hunt's extended family lives just outside Houston. They evacuated and, thankfully, are safe.  

Cases of bottled water can be dropped off at the school between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. through September 6th. It will be turned over to organizations like the Red Cross and sent to Houston. 


Highland Prep High School
15600 W. Hearn Rd.
Surprise, AZ 85379