Four Houston Schools Receive 27,000 Books To Restock Libraries Damaged By Harvey

The Allstate Foundation has donated $400,000 to replace books at HISD’s Braeburn, Hilliard, Mitchell and Scarborough Elementary schools

This file photo shows Braeburn Elementary, which is one of the HISD schools that will benefit from an initiative to restock the libraries of schools that Hurricane Harvey damaged.

Four Houston schools have received 27,000 books to restock their libraries after Hurricane Harvey destroyed them.

The Allstate Foundation donated $400,000 to replace books at Braeburn, Hilliard, Mitchell, and Scarborough Elementary schools, which are part of the Houston Independent School District (HISD) and were among the most damaged in the district.

School officials called the damage catastrophic and three of those campuses are being completely rebuilt.

HISD estimates it will cost about $100 million.