COVID-19 Resource Center
The Fertitta Family
The Fertitta family has created The Fertitta Entertainment/Employee Relief Fund and launched it with $1 million in seed money. All Landry’s employees impacted by the COVID-19 crisis can apply for assistance.
“Our employees are our most important resource,” Tilman Fertitta said in a statement. “COVID-19 has taken a particularly harsh toll on all aspects of the hospitality industry where we are heavily invested. It is our hope this fund will provide some much-needed relief for our valued employees.”
This is the second helpful step taken by the Fertitta family, which early on in the shutdown opened the former Willie G’s on Post Oak Boulevard to serve a free meal daily to employees and their families. Of the 10,000 employees in Houston and Galveston, between 1,500 and 2,000 are fed each day from the larder that includes shrimp or chicken, pasta, salad, hamburgers, fries and more. By mid-April, the team had provided more than 34,000 meals.
Landry's Supporting the Community
Easter Meals Delivered to Memorial Hermann Hospital Workers
The Houston Rockets and the Tilman Fertitta family, The Post Oak Hotel and La Griglia restaurant provided meals to Memorial Hermann employees on Easter Sunday.
Taco Tuesday at Houston Food Bank
The Houston Rockets and the Tilman Fertitta family provide Taco Tuesday lunches from Cadillac Bar and Taco Me Crazy food truck to show appreciation to our Houston Food Bank volunteers!
Preventative Health Tips
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Wash or sanitize your hands before eating
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Practice social distancing
- Stay home if you are sick except for getting medical care
- Cover your cough or sneeze
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
- Wear a facemask and gloves if you must leave the house
Kroger is Hiring
Kroger is hiring retail associates, pharmacy technicians and more in the Houston area. Search "Houston" for opportunities.
Pepsi Is Hiring Now!
Pepsi is hiring delivery drivers, warehouse loaders, account merchandisers and more! Apply online at the following link and use code 'HOUSTON' for location!
PepsiCo is an equal opportunity employer: Female/Minority/Disability/Protected Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
Pizza Hut is Hiring
Pizza Hut is hiring 30,000 new employees: Cooks, Delivery Drivers, Shift leaders, Restaurant managers, virtual call center agents. Pizza Hut restaurants are operated by independent franchisees who control their own employee policies and practices.
Walmart Hiring 50,000 More Workers
Walmart will hire 50,000 more workers at its stores, clubs and distribution centers to meet demand for groceries and essential items. Apply now!
Rockets Partners in the Community
adidas Donating Portion of Purchases to Support Relief Efforts
In addition to the $3 million donation adidas has already made, they would like all team members to be able to play an active part in helping frontline responders and affected communities. For every purchase over $20, adidas will donate $2 to the COVID-19 Response Fund.
AT&T, Learn Fresh Team Up to Teach Kids with NBA Math Hoops App
AT&T's contribution will expand digital math application to students, families across U.S. To learn more about what AT&T is doing to help those affected by COVID-19, click here.
Diageo North America Pledges $1.75M to the Bar & Restaurant Community
Diageo North America is pledging $1,000,000 to The United States Bartenders' Guild Bartender Emergency Assistance Fund and $750,000 through the Guinness Give Back Fund all to support those who will be without work during this challenging time. Diageo is also pledging more than 8 million bottles of santizer for frontline healthcare workers.
ExxonMobil Provides Support for Hunger Relief & More
ExxonMobil announced several donations to help with the impacts of COVID-19, including funds to support remote education and hunger relief. They've also boosted production of raw materials for medical masks, gowns, and hand sanitizer.
Frost Secures $3B in PPP Funding and Donates $2M to Texas Nonprofits
Frost secured more than $3 billion in funding for more than 10,500 Texas small businesses to assist workers during COVID-19, and they donated $2 million to Texas nonprofits to assist in pandemic response and relief.
Jack Daniel's and Brown-Forman to donate $1M to affected familes
Jack Daniel's is teaming with parent company Brown-Forman to donate $1M to those affected by COVID-19. They are also donating to USBG Houston to help get meals to service industry members in need, as well as producing hand sanitizer due to shortage.
Karbach Pledges Support to the Southern Smoke Foundation
Karbach Brewing Co. has announced a new commitment to support a charity that is in turn helping members of the hospitality industry — many of whom are out of work due to the COVID-19 situation. The brewing company will be supporting chef Chris Shepherd’s Southern Smoke Foundation through its sales of its beers Love Street and a forthcoming pilsner. Karbach plans to help sustain the effort by donating a dollar for every “case equivalent” sold at Texas to-go bars and restaurants. For more information.
KBR Employees Rally to Help Colleagues and Neighbors
KBR Employees are banding together to help others during the pandemic by collecting sanitizer for elderly, making and delivering facemasks to fellow colleagues and frontline workers, and much more.
Donate to the Memorial Hermann Foundation
Healthcare workers at Memorial Hermann are working tirelessly to care for patients and to protect the Greater Houston community. Your support is more important than ever. Memorial Hermann Foundation has established three ways you can help Memorial Hermann respond to the global pandemic.
Pizza Hut Donates 250,000 Personal Pan Pizzas & Distributes $500,000 to Educators
To meet the urgent needs of those who rely on school for food and educational resources, Pizza Hut announced the Read & Feed Program, where they will donate 250,000 Personal Pan Pizzas and make $500,000 in grants to educators through its nonprofit partner, First Book.
Reliant commits $300,000 to COVID-19 relief efforts in Houston
To support local first responders and the most vulnerable in our community, Reliant is committing $300,000 to Houston-area COVID-19 relief efforts. These donations are part of Reliant’s support across the state of Texas and parent company, NRG Energy’s $2 million to pandemic relief efforts.
Tito's Handmade Vodka to Donate $2M, Start Producing Hand Sanitizer
Tito's Handmade Vodka promised to donate $2 million to organizations that are providing assistance to those affected by the current pandemic. Their distillery team is also working to ramp up production of hand sanitizer that they will be giving away to those in need.
Face Masks Now Available from T-Shirts Plus
T-Shirts Plus is here to help you stay safe during this difficult time. Face masks are available for purchase in a variety of colors and styles, with the option to rep your company logo or show your Rockets spirit. Please contact the store at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 936-756-7587 for more details.
Toyota Launches Nationwide Support Effort
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Toyota continues to assist those in need with essential supplies, emergency relief and is providing on-going support to many local organizations and non-profits. These efforts include monetary, “in-kind” donations, plus utilizing several of the company’s North American facilities to fabricate face shields while collaborating with medical device companies to speed the manufacture of ventilators, respirators and other vital devices for hospitals. For a complete list of donations from Toyota companies, employees and dealers that are helping to assist local communities, please visit Toyota’s COVID-19 page.
Rockets Partner Food & Dining Options
Landry's Offering Nationwide, Local Promotions
Landry's is now offering nationwide and local promotions for Landry's Select Club Members, including 10% off to-go orders and 50% off wine. Visit the link to explore all the offers and take advantage today!
Free Healthy Recipes
Memorial Hermann recognizes the importance of a well-balanced diet—but not at the sacrifice of taste and time. Get access to delicious, simple and dietitian-approved recipes while learning from our nutrition experts.
Pizza Hut Offering Contactless Delivery, Pickup
Pizza Hut is now offering contactless delivery and pickup at all locations. Visit the link to order your meal!
Free Kid's Meal When You Order Through the App
Wendy's is offering a free kid's meal with any purchase when you order through the Wendy's app.
Order Curbside from Whataburger
Just because we can’t be close, doesn’t mean we can’t be neighborly. Grab your food to go in the drive thru 24/7 or order online for curbside pick-up 8 am – 8 pm!
Wingstop is Offering Contactless Delivery
Wingstop is open for take-out and contactless delivery, visit Wingstop.com or click learn more to place your order. Follow the link to start your order.
Work From Home Tips & Activities
adidas Offering 90-Day Trial of Runtastic
adidas is offering a 90-day free trial of its Runtastic app, which can track your runs, bodyweight training sessions, and other fitness & sports activities. Visit the link to learn more!
Diageo North America Introduces #TipsFromHome Program
Diageo North America has introduced the #TipsFromHome social program to help our friends in the hospitality industry. Visit the following link for more details!
HCHSA Streaming Weekly Sports Show on Thursday Nights
The Houston Sports Authority has partnered with ABC13 to deliver and promote Q’D Up - Houston's newest weekly sports show. HCHSA's Patti Smith hosts every Thursday night at 7 PM and gets caught up with Houston legends and current players to get their thoughts are on everything from their careers to Covid-19. New episodes stream on HCHSA's Facebook Page Thursday evenings at 7 PM and ABC13 will be re-airing during telecasts at 6:30 PM and 10 PM Thursday nights.
Free At-Home Workouts
Whatever your ability or comfort level, Memorial Hermann’s training experts have designed easy-to-follow workout videos for you.
Free Guided Meditation
Looking to practice mindfulness? Whatever your needs, Memorial Hermann has free meditation videos for you.
Energy-Saving Tips from Reliant
Reliant is providing free advice on how to save money on your electric bill during these difficult times. Visit the link to learn more.
Rockets Activities & Games
Rockets Give Back Online Auction
Support the Clutch City Foundation's COVID-19 relief efforts by bidding on one-of-a-kind Rockets items and memorabilia in the Official Rockets App! Brought to you by AT&T SportsNet.
With drawing activities, games, workouts and even CCD dance routines, the Toyota Activity Hub has something for everyone! Click below to find something fun for the whole family!
Turbo Trivia Challenge
Are you the smartest Rockets fan? Play Rockets Turbo Trivia to find out! Join us on Tuesdays at 6:30pm CT from May 5th through June 2nd for a chance to win a Travis Scott bobblehead. Only available in the Rockets App.
Rockets Give Back
The Houston Rockets and the @TilmanJFertitta Family, The @PostOakUptown and @LaGriglia_TX are providing meals to @memorialhermann staff on Easter Sunday at locations in the Houston area. pic.twitter.com/V2iRk5lcDg— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) April 12, 2020
The Houston Rockets and the @TilmanJFertitta Family are pleased to provide a #TacoTuesday lunch from Cadillac Bar and @TacoMeCrazyTX to show appreciation to our @HoustonFoodBank volunteers!#ActsOfCaring | #NBATogether pic.twitter.com/kQORcgBx8l— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) April 14, 2020
The Russell Westbrook Why Not? Foundation has collaborated with @SylvesterTurner and Comp-U-Dopt to provide children and families with computers needed to access classwork and digital learning resources online.— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) April 13, 2020
.@JHarden13 has teamed up with @kroger to provide a weeks’ worth of groceries to 600 families each week for 8 consecutive weeks, benefitting 5,000 Houston-area families.— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) April 15, 2020
Full Story: https://t.co/VeMrbliTqR #NBATogether pic.twitter.com/cUew2bwDfp
ICYMI: The Rockets and @Toyota provided children activity packets to families registered to receive food donations at the Spring Branch @bgcghouston. Each packet included an activity book, games, and school supplies.#ActsOfCaring | #NBATogether pic.twitter.com/qrhjsRfXzm— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) April 17, 2020
Rockets Partners Give Back
We’ve announced several donations in communities where we operate to help with the impacts of COVID-19. The funds support initiatives like remote education and hunger relief. https://t.co/iYKlqxXqMO pic.twitter.com/beNTHGWLLJ— ExxonMobil (@exxonmobil) April 3, 2020
NRG Energy, our parent company, has pledged $2 million in charitable contributions to COVID-19 relief. These contributions include cash funding and safety equipment for first responders, as well as funds that will aid local communities and teachers. https://t.co/CCsGSwljw7 pic.twitter.com/trvNxl5Kjh— reliantenergy (@reliantenergy) April 2, 2020
We’re committed to supporting our community and helping to keep you safe in the cities we serve:— Uber Eats (@UberEats) March 16, 2020
$0 Delivery Fee for local restaurants in the US & Canada
You can request food be left at your doorstep
We’re committing 300K+ meals to healthcare workers & first responders
The PepsiCo Foundation has contributed $1 MILLION to the @BaylorCoHP in partnership with @USDA to provide millions of nutritious meals directly to the homes of children affected by school closures in rural America due to the Coronavirus. Learn more here: https://t.co/4CDKlfY58w— PepsiCo (@PepsiCo) March 18, 2020