When it comes to giving back to the community, the Pakistani Americans have always been on the forefront. Syed Amir, the owner of a Pakistani restaurant ‘Chatkhara Grill’ in Houston, Texas, is a great example of how Pakistanis are always willing to help out.
During the catastrophic events created by Hurricane Harvey from August 17th to September 3rd, many areas around Texas suffered massive flooding with over 100 cm of rain recorded. The floods affected hundreds and thousands of homes in the area and forced over 30,000 people to evacuate or escape their homes.
Over 30,000 people were displaced
During this time, as many as 17,000 rescue efforts were recorded. While the rescues were being conducted, Chatkhara Grill prepared free food for the people who were evacuating their homes and were being rescued.
Syed Amir helped prepared free food for over 6,000 people escaping their homes. The restaurant prepared biryani and naans and distributed them in lunch boxes. The distribution was made easy thanks to the National Guard which was conducting rescue missions in and near Texas.
Chatkhara Grill’s efforts is a great example of how Pakistani’s living abroad are an excellent part of the community. This is just one example of how much they give back to the community.