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A New Jersey plumber drove to Texas with his family to fix burst pipes and damage from winter storm

A New Jersey plumber drove to Texas with his family to fix burst pipes and damage from winter storm.
A New Jersey plumber drove to Texas with his family to fix burst pipes and damage from winter storm. Courtesy of Kisha Pinnock.

A New Jersey plumber, who felt compelled to help Texas residents with winter storm damage, packed his truck with supplies and headed to Houston with his family.

After hearing how overwhelmed the Texas plumbers were with emergency calls, Andrew Mitchell and his wife, Kisha Pinnock, decided to make the 22-hour drive from Morristown with their 2-year-old son, Blake.

Prior to hitting the road, Mitchell bought as many supplies as he could afford, knowing that supply inventory would be scarce in the wake of the devastating storms.

Helping Others

So, stocked with supplies and armed with, Isaiah Pinnock, who is Kisha’s brother and Mitchell’s apprentice, the family made the drive south to help as many people as they could.

And just like that, Mitchell’s Plumbing & Heating was at the service of Houston residents who desperately needed assistance.

A New Jersey plumber drove to Texas with his family to fix burst pipes and damage from winter storm.
A New Jersey plumber drove to Texas with his family to fix burst pipes and damage from winter storm. Courtesy of Kisha Pinnock.

When the group arrived on Sunday afternoon, Pinnock’s sister, who lives in Houston, connected them with several people who had been looking to hire plumbers – the current wait list for a plumber was a couple weeks – at least.

“By the time we got here there was already about four or five jobs lined up from my sister, and we just hit those first and then everything after that has really just been referrals from like the initial customers, like their friends and family,” Pinnock, who is a lawyer, said. “Since we’ve been here, it has really been nonstop.”

Pinnock said that her husband and brother had done several jobs immediately after they arrived, and that they had full days scheduled for the remainder of the week.

The group had planned to return home next week but have since changed plans to stay an additional two weeks because of the amount of people who still need help.

“I think that we made a difference, for sure,” Pinnock said. This is more proof that kindness is always a fantastic idea.


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