We're hearing all kinds of great stories about local groups helping out families in Houston after Hurricane Harvey. But the students at East Lake Elementary in McDonough, Georgia had a unique way of doing it.

Their fundraiser was called "Saddle-up for Texas" and some of the students showed their support by wearing cowboy hats and boots to school.

They also raised more than $3,000 and presented that check on Friday to the American Red Cross.

"I would tell them to keep on doing what you're doing and stay strong," fifth grader Kingsley said. "And I will try to help you and if I had $10 thousand-million, I would give it to you."

East Lake Elementary School also threw down a challenge: They want other metro Atlanta schools to have their own "Saddle-up for Texas" Day to raise money for flood victims.


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