Rockets provide meals for Memorial Hermann hospital workers

Tilman Fertitta of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
Tilman Fertitta of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) /

The Houston Rockets and owner Tilman Fertitta provided meals for Memorial Hermann workers on Friday evening.

Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta has expressed gratitude for countless workers across multiple industries on numerous occasions. We’ve seen Fertitta and the Rockets donate meals to the homeless, YMCA workers, and METRO bus operators, to name a few.

The Rockets also previously donated Mother’s Day meals to Memorial Hermann hospital workers in the Memorial City area. These meals were provided by Fertitta’s Cadillac Bar and were hand-delivered by Rockets’ team mascot Clutch the Bear.

On Friday evening, the Rockets partnered with Rooms-To-Go to provide meals for Memorial Hermann workers, although this time for the Memorial Hermann Southwest location. Fertitta’s Saltgrass Steakhouse prepared the meals, which were also hand-delivered by the Rockets’ team mascot.

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Rockets and owner Tilman Fertitta provide meals to hospital

The Rockets provided a total of 1,000 meals to the hospital, which was an incredibly generous gesture, to say the least. Memorial Hermann Southwest Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer Malisha Patel expressed appreciation to the Rockets and Rooms-To-Go for the selfless act, while also stating how such deeds have an overall impact on the workers and their families.

“With sincerest gratitude, I want to say thank you to the Houston Rockets and to Rooms-To-Go for the generosity and kindness. I know our frontline staff really appreciate it. It doesn’t only make an impact to them, but to their families when they go home. So we just want to say thank you.”

Patel also urged people in the community to continue to practice safe measures, as she emphasized the importance of washing hands, wearing masks, and practicing social distancing. The city of Houston has seen a resurgence of the novel coronavirus, as there were a reported 986 new cases and 11 additional deaths on Friday in Harris County alone, not to mention an additional 600 cases and seven deaths in the Houston area outside of Harris County.

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This has forced hospital workers like Patel’s staff to put their own lives at risk in order respond to the call of helping others. Kudos to the Houston Rockets and owner Tilman Fertitta for taking notice of the hard work of these individuals and offering a token of their appreciation!