Rockets Tilman Fertitta expands Taco Tuesday to homeless and sheltered

Houston Rockets Tilman Fertitta (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Houston Rockets Tilman Fertitta (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /

Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta continued his community efforts on Tuesday with his Taco Tuesday food donation, which has been much appreciated.

Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta has more than expressed his level of appreciation for frontline workers during a time of crisis. Fertitta and the Rockets have hosted multiple blood drives, and even donated Mother’s Day gifts for overnight hospital workers.

But Fertitta has also given back in other ways, although it may have gone under-the-radar. Fertitta created an employee relief fund for his own personal workers, which has certainly come in a time of need. The unemployment numbers in the United States have reached heights that haven’t been met since the Great Depression, which has caused a strain on many families.

As if this weren’t bad enough, the unemployment numbers reached 33.5 million, dating back to the week ending on May 2nd. Texas has seen state-wide effects of the COVID-19, as there have been 40, 037 total cases and 7,738 new cases in the past week alone.

This number represents an increase by 7,090 cases week-over-week, which is a small glimpse of how the pandemic has affected the lives of the masses. This has placed an even higher level of dependence on frontline workers, as they’ve been unheralded heroes during these tough times.

These workers have been risking their lives daily by simply going to work, which is a selfless act on their parts, to say the least. Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta has done his part to express his appreciation for these workers, as he’s provided weekly Taco Tuesday food drives, courtesy of his Cadillac Bar.

On Tuesday, Fertitta’s efforts expanded outward to the homeless, as his signature “Taco Me Crazy” food truck paid a visit to Brays Crossing, which is an apartment complex geared towards recently homeless men and women.

The Houston Rockets and @TilmanJFertitta Family are pleased to provide a #TacoTuesday lunch from Cadillac Bar and @TacoMeCrazyTX for @SEARCHhomeless Services and their residents.#ActsOfCaring | #NBATogether

— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) May 12, 2020

The complex falls under the New Hope Housing umbrella, which was started in 1993 by the People of Christ Church Cathedral-Episcopal. All in all, the organization has a total of eight locations in the greater Houston area and has set a goal of seeking to prevent and end homelessness.

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Kudos to Fertitta and the Rockets for continuing to find ways to give back to the community, while also seeking to improve the lives of those affected by the coronavirus!

To learn more about New Hope Housing and how you can contribute, click here.