Flood victims hunkering down in a Sugar Land neighborhood have been opening their doors to some unexpected heroes this week.
As the waters rise in Texas and Louisiana, many flood victims have been trapped in their homes for days. Without access to grocery stores, families are quickly running out of food and supplies.
When Shayda Habib, the manager of Pizza Hut in Oak Lake, Houston, Texas, heard this, she and her employees leapt into action.
“When I heard there were families in need, I knew we needed to act fast,” Habib told local Houston news outlet KPRC. “I called my husband and asked him to gather up kayaks and meet me at the restaurant.”
She and her employees worked tirelessly to prepare hot slices for families in need. Then, they secured the precious cargo in red delivery pouches and loaded up the kayaks...
Hurricane Harvey has brought devastating flooding to Texas that left thousands homeless and countless more stranded.
The shockingly rapid rise of the flood waters left many people with little time to prepare and evacuate their homes. In the worst areas, thousands could only escape with the clothes on their backs.
Many more were forced to wait out the waters, unable to leave their homes.
“We packed 120 pizzas into kayaks and took them out to people in their homes,” Habib told The Houston Chronicle. “The people in the houses didn’t expect us to come. It was so nice to see their smiles after so much gloom.”
This dedicated team of pizza makers and deliverers worked all day to serve their community the best way they knew how.
Habib tells People that she plans to continue providing her community with pizzas until the store runs out of food to deliver.
Pizza Hut headquarters responded to Habib's heroics in a Tweet thanking her and her team for their selfless dedication to doing the right thing:
“THANK YOU to our Oak Lake Pizza Hut team for their out-of-the-car response to deliver hot pizzas all day to the community they serve.”