HOUSTON (AP) — Inmates serving time in Texas prisons have also found a way to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

Officials say Texas prison inmates donated more than $53,000 from their commissary funds to the American Red Cross to be used for hurricane relief.

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People are rescued from a flooded neighborhood after it was inundated with rain water, remnants of Hurricane Harvey, on August 28th. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark says more than 6,600 inmates donated money between Aug. 31 and Sept. 30. Harvey made landfall in Texas as a Category 4 hurricane on Aug. 25.

The commissary funds are usually used by inmates to buy food and supplies while they’re incarcerated.

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This wasn’t the first time Texas prison inmates have donated money to help after a natural disaster.

After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, inmates donated more than $40,000 to the American Red Cross.

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