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Costa Mesa’s Whittier Elementary finishes gathering supplies to help Houston’s Whittier Elementary

Costa Mesa’s Whittier Elementary finishes gathering supplies to help Houston’s Whittier Elementary

It’s a tale of two schools — one in sunny Costa Mesa and the other in hurricane-ravaged Houston.

Whittier Elementary School in Costa Mesa’s Westside wanted to help Whittier Elementary School in eastern Houston, which was devastated by Hurricane Harvey last month.

The principal of Costa Mesa’s Whittier, Scott Wilcox, heard that the other Whittier’s school supplies were ruined.

So the PTA at Costa Mesa’s Whittier went full force to help the struggling Texas school.

After school started Sept. 5, local PTA parents began gathering supplies to donate to Whittier in Houston.

On Monday morning at the Costa Mesa campus, they assembled the last donations. After a...

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