NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A Staten Island-based charity is running an adopt-a-school program to help Texas schools devastated by Hurricane Harvey.

The Where to Turn nonprofit has a mountain of backpacks stored in Staten Island warehouse, WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported.

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“We’re going to be shipping down approximately 2,000 backpacks filled with school supplies,” organizer Dennis McKean said. “Composition books, pens, pencils – all of the essentials.”

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The backpacks were all collected at schools across Staten Island.

“Staten Island is a remarkable place. You know, if you give the people the opportunity to do something good, they are tremendous with their generosity,” McKean said.

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The supplies will be loaded onto storage pods and shipped to hurricane victims in Houston.