Local hotel owner spends $40K out of own pocket to help struggling Houstonians fix busted pipes

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HOUSTON – The Texas Medical Centers latest hotel is just some months away from its grand opening however development was halted this week as The Blossom Hotel’s owner determined to concentrate on serving to Houstonians struggling after this week’s winter climate.

The common supervisor of the hotel, Pete Shim, advised KPRC 2 the owner Charlie Wang, who additionally owns a development company, will not be one to search the highlight so he spoke on his behalf about their efforts.

“He heard that some of the employees were having problems because they had pipes that broke in their house and Charlie said let’s go ahead and send some plumbers out to go fix it and we gathered up some of the supplies that we had here,” Shim mentioned.

He mentioned it shortly grew to become evident simply how many individuals have been hurting and Wang determined to increase his efforts.

“He got five teams together, he put them together and sent them out all over the city of Houston to just help folks for free. He’s been buying the supplies, providing the labor and making sure the employees are paid,” Shim mentioned.

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So far, they’ve been ready to help about 120 households coping with busted pipes however one of the largest points has been discovering provides.

“Mr. Wang has sent eight to 10 individuals to different stores, Home Depot and plumbing supplies stores just to make sure we could find supplies,” Shim mentioned.

According to Shim, they’ve obtained over a thousand requests for help and plan on doing what they’ll so long as provides can be found.

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