Glen Rose High School will continue accepting donations until the end of school Monday to help with tornado disaster relief in Kennedale. 

Then Principal Tommy Corcoran plans to transport the items to Kennedale late Monday afternoon. 

The school has asked for donations of water and non-perishable foods to help the tornado victims.

"Imagine if you lost your entire closet of clothes, you'd only have what you were wearing," read a statement put out by the school. "Think about the K-12 students who are going to live in shelters over Easter weekend. Wouldn't you want someone to help if it happened to us?"

Items may be dropped off at the high school office today.

The National Weather Service reported that a single tornado about a quarter-mile wide last Tuesday cut a 4.6-mile-long path through Kennedale and Arlington. Wind speeds were estimated at 135 miles per hour.

About 500 homes and other buildings were damaged or destroyed. Kennedale Mayor Bryan Lankhorst declared the city a disaster area.

The weather service rated the tornado an EF-2 in strength.

Corcoran said he and Andres Betancur, the tennis team's assistant coach, were talking about how 50 kids lost their homes in the tornadoes. Players on Kennedale's tennis team managed to show up for a district tournament in Glen Rose, but life there is far from normal.

They wondered what Glen Rose could do to help.

Corcoran got on the loudspeaker Wednesday and met with Coach Tommy Dunn and Coach Linda Waggoner and the disaster relief project got rolling.

Corcoran already has received calls from people wanting to donate items. 

"Word has spread, so we're taking anything we can get," Corcoran said.

The items needed most, besides food and water, are toiletries and clothing.

"I told the kids, 'Go raid the dollar store and buy the dollar razors,'" Corcoran said. "The little things are probably more valuable right now."