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Local family turning disaster into good deeds

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One family from Portland is turning disaster into good deeds after Hurricane Harvey.

They're taking damaged fence posts and turning them into inspirational art.

Tracy Pena, her family and friends wanted to make a difference after the storm.

They began by picking up debris, but realized not all of it had to go to waste.

"We looked around the neighborhood and saw a bunch of pickets and decided maybe we should try to turn these pickets into something meaningful," Tracy Pena.

Volunteers are working together to saw, assemble and paint signs out of the damaged fences with slogans like "Texas is home" and "Texas Strong."

Tracy decided to sell these signs to lend a hand to areas like Taft, which also beard significant damage during the storm.

All of the proceeds will be given to Taft Independent School District.

Tracy's original goal was $500, and she has now exceeded $1,000.

Because of a high demand, the volunteer group is not currently taking new orders, but will continue to sell the remaining signs they have left.

Check out their Facebook page here.

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