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Top Photo - Houston-area teacher Ann Daley, the recipient of 1,100 books collected at Lisha Kill Middle School to help her students who suffered losses from Hurricane Harvey.

Lisha Kill Collects Books For Houston

Lisha Kill Middle School is helping a Houston-area school damaged by Hurricane Harvey by collecting and shipping some 1,100 books to students there.

The books are being sent to teacher Ann Daley's (pictured right) class at Clear Creek High School in Friendswood, Texas. About 25 percent of her students lost their homes, and most everything in them from the devastating hurricane that hit the Houston area recently. The Lisha Kill PTA and iCARE Club set up a "GoFundMe - Books for Houston" drive because they wanted to help.

"When Ann was asked what she really wanted and needed for her kids she said books, and, well, awesome books are what we are sending her," said Lisha Kill 8th grade teacher Laura Yerou. "My students have written and sent over 200 letters requesting a $10 donation from local and global businesses to help defray the cost of shipping the books."

"As a community we have come together to help others," Yerou added. "That's one of the many things that make the Lisha Kill and South Colonie communities such amazing places."