With this year’s hurricane season taking a hit on the United States, inmates from a prison in Texas are deciding to come together and give back to their communities that have taken a hit by the storms.

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice said inmates had donated some of their commissary money and raised $53,000 in an effort to help Texas rebuild after Hurricane Harvey swept through the state, WCNC reported.

The inmates donated some of their earnings from late August all the way to the end of September to the Red Cross to help those in need.

“After Hurricane Harvey struck Texas, people from across the nation came together to help rebuild the Lone Star State. Many donated to organizations who assisted those in need. Offenders incarcerated within TDCJ were no exception. Through the commissary, 145,000 offenders could choose to donate in one dollar increments to the American Red Cross. From August 31st – September 30th, they gave more than $53,000,” the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said in a statement on Facebook.

When Hurricane Katrina hit, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said on Facebook inmates also contributed a portion of their commissary earnings to the Red Cross and raised $40,000.

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