Advert

Bakers Trapped By Hurricane Harvey Make Hundreds Of Loaves For Flood Victims

Published 
| Last updated 

Bakers Trapped By Hurricane Harvey Make Hundreds Of Loaves For Flood Victims

Hurricane Harvey in Texas may have had a devastating effect on Texas, but we've also seen plenty of hero stories, from the amazing guys who rescued 21 dogs to these men on jet skis who came to the aid of an elderly couple.

And now we come to the heart-warming story of four bakers who became trapped for two days inside the bakery they work at, and spent the time making hundreds of loaves of bread to hand out to flood victims.

The men, who work at the El Bolillo Bakery in Houston, used almost 2,000kg (2.2 tons) of flour to bake bread and pan dulce ('sweet bread') - a Mexican pastry. They worked day and night, keeping themselves occupied while stranded by floods.

Advert

The four bakers had been on a late shift when the heavy floods hit, meaning they couldn't leave the shop. Rather than dwell on it, or worry about what was happening outside, however, the men decided to roll up their sleeves and get baking.

The bakery shared a photo of the four men on its Facebook page, which has since gone viral with over 3,500 shares and more than 5,000 likes.

Credit: PA

Advert

The shop's manager Brian Alvarado, told The Independent: "When they realised they were stuck, they decided to keep themselves busy and help the community and made as many loaves of bread as they could.

"By the time the owner managed to get to them, they had made so much bread that we took the loaves to loads of emergency centres across the city for people affected by the floods.

Credit: PA

Advert

"We didn't count exactly how many loaves they made, but they used 4,400 pounds [1,996kg] of flour."

Thousands of people have praised the men for their actions, calling them heroes and an 'inspiration'.

Floods have absolutely devastated Texas in recent days. Credit: PA

Advert

Texas continues to suffer in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, which has killed at least 37 and left thousands without homes.

Featured Image Credit: Facebook

Topics: Hurricane Harvey, Texas, flood

Claire Reid
More like this
Advert
Advert
Advert

Chosen for YouChosen for You

News

Face Masks To Be Compulsory From Tuesday In England

2 days ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

News

Family Of Youngest Astroworld Victim Decline Travis Scott Funeral Payment Offer

2 hours ago