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Posted: September 13, 2017

Hurricane Harvey recovery: Hotel donates nearly all furniture to storm families

HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 06:  Water stands in the home of 87 year-old Joe Turano on September 6, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Houston resident has been taking local residents to their flooded homes in his monster truck that can drive through waters up to 4 feet deep. Over a week after Hurricane Harvey hit Southern Texas, residents are beginning the long process of recovering from the storm.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 06: Water stands in the home of 87 year-old Joe Turano on September 6, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Houston resident has been taking local residents to their flooded homes in his monster truck that can drive through waters up to 4 feet deep. Over a week after Hurricane Harvey hit Southern Texas, residents are beginning the long process of recovering from the storm. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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By Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

LEWISVILLE, Texas —

A planned hotel remodel will now help victims of Hurricane Harvey.

The Best Western Plus in Lewisville, Texas has been home to some from Houston who were forced from their homes during Hurricane Harvey and the storm’s subsequent flooding, KHOU reported.

For three days, the hotel staff worked with the families and they became more than customers. They became family.

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The hotel’s general manager did something unthinkable, but in a good way. He fast-tracked his hotel’s already planned redo and donated nearly ever piece of furniture the hotel had, KHOU reported.

That became every dresser, television, armoire, chair and nightstand. He filled two moving containers that are now parked in the hotel’s parking lot.

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Chris Patel, the hotel’s GM, is contacting various groups to help get the furnishings to those who need them, either in new or temporary housing, KHOU reported.


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