A Texas teen is gripping high propagandize students who were influenced by Hurricane Harvey from blank their homecoming dance.
Ashley Reel, 15, of Spring, Texas, began a homecoming dress expostulate immediately after a lethal storm. Since then, she’s collected over 2,000 dress donations.
“It wasn’t unequivocally satisfactory for them to not be means to go to homecoming since of a flooding down here, so we suspicion it would be something good to do for them,” Ashley told ABC News. “Some people mislaid all so we suspicion giving them a dress would assistance them by it.”
Ashley is a beginner during Oak Ridge High School in Conroe, Texas, only outward of Houston. Luckily, Ashley’s residence was not shop-worn by Harvey, though she was unhappy to learn that some of her classmates and kids in a surrounding areas did remove their homes and belongings, pronounced Ashley’s mom, Tammy Reel.
“[Ashley] said, ‘I wish to assistance people my age,'” Reel told ABC News of her daughter. “Then she listened about a lady down on a other side of Houston who was collecting dresses.”
Ashley motionless to start collecting gowns on her own. Her strange idea of 50 dresses was surpassed by 300 in her initial week of usurpation donations.
Donors have contributed from opposite a nation and as distant as Germany. Ashley has so distant helped 20 girls find dresses who attend high schools opposite a Houston area.
“It’s one reduction thing they don’t have to highlight about,” pronounced Marilyn Mann, village rendezvous dilettante during Kingwood High School in Houston, whose students will accept gowns. “Ashley wants to commission immature ladies. She wants them to feel like a princess.”
Ashley advertises her bid on a Facebook page by announcing events during internal businesses for girls to try on dresses. Some girls make appointments to crop a dozens of racks that Ashley stores inside her home.
“I can’t tell we how many she’s exchanged numbers with,” pronounced Reel. “It’s only a neatest thing that they are withdrawal with a friend.”
Janiyah Tells, 16, a tyro during Davis High School in Houston, Texas, is one of a many girls to whom Ashley has given a homecoming dress.
Janiyah’s family had mislaid their home and all of their effects in a storm, her mother, Rosenda Cuevas, told ABC News.
“I saw [Ashley] on a news early that morning and we had seen what they were doing for a girls and we suspicion that it would be a good eventuality and a blessing for Janiyah since we don’t consider she wanted to even ask me to go,” Cuevas said.
“I was shaken during first, though they were really honeyed and so welcoming.”
Janiyah will attend her homecoming dance this Saturday with a bullion dress and accessories she chose from Ashley’s collection.
This weekend, Ashley is hosting a “Say Yes to a Dress” homecoming eventuality during a internal business, that will be open to immature girls who were influenced by Harvey or are carrying financial problems purchasing a gown.
“The best partial about it is saying them happy,” Ashley said. “I would like to assistance as many girls as we can, though if we don’t get absolved of them we would like assistance them go to promenade too.”
Ashley pronounced she’s begun collecting fit donations for boys who wish to attend their homecoming dance as well.