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Texas Avenue School collects donation for Sandy victims

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As Hurricane Sandy relief efforts continue up and down the east coast, one Atlantic City community is coming together to make a difference close to home.

Teachers at the Texas Avenue School say that when school reopened following the storm, they found that nearly all of them were directly affected by the storm. According to the teachers, many of the students are from families that live in rental apartments or lower level housing.

That's why they decided to accept school supplies and other items to be donated to those affected by the storm. Including a truck load of supplies collected by "NBC 40 gives back."

Guidance counselor Richard Prince says that in times like these, it's important to come together as a community.

"We're all together. We like to be known as Texas Avenue Family. And that incorporates everybody," said Prince.

School officials say that all the supplies taken in at the school will go to help those in the Texas Avenue area of the city

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