As Houston and its surrounding communities remain under floodwaters in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, many stranded residents continue to run out of food. So when Shayda Willison, manager of a Pizza Hut in the Village of Oak Lake in Sugar Land, Texas, checked in on her restaurant and deemed it functional for operation, she decided to make her neighbors some pies.
“When I heard there were families in need, I knew we needed to act fast,” Willison told KPRC News. “I called my husband and asked him to gather up kayaks and meet me at the restaurant.”
With the help of a small crew, Willison loaded 120 pizzas into the kayaks and floated them to hungry locals. “The people in the houses didn’t expect us to come,” she told Today. “It was so nice to see their smiles after so much gloom.”
Pizza Hut shouted out the deed through their national Twitter page. “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,” the account wrote. Willison plans to deliver pizzas until the store runs out of food.
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