Texas Pizza Hut Workers Battle Flood Waters to Deliver Free Pizzas by Kayak
OutdoorHub Reporters 08.31.17
Torrential rainfall and hurricane force winds weren’t enough to stop a Texas Pizza Hut from delivering pizzas to families trapped in their homes by Hurricane Harvey.
They say everything is bigger in Texas, and that includes the hearts of a small crew of Pizza Hut workers who assembled to make and deliver pizzas to families in Sugarland, Texas, KPRC reports.
Store manager Shayda Habib said when she heard families in the area were quickly running out of food, she swiftly put a team together to turn that around.
“When I heard there were families in need, I knew we needed to act fast,” Habib said. “I called my husband and asked him to gather up kayaks and meet me at the restaurant.”
The crew got to work, loaded up as many pizzas they could onto kayaks, then headed out into the devastation.
“We are so proud of our team for seeing a need, stepping up and helping the community in a time of need,” Pizza Hut franchisee James Bodenstedt said.
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. pic.twitter.com/Xmkv9XhrKw
— Pizza Hut (@pizzahut) August 30, 2017