Subway shares Harvey anniversary with HPOU membership

Tom Kennedy

On Sept. 12 at HPOU headquarters it was Subway déjà vu.

One year ago in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey – when most HPD officers were working grueling overtime hours, Subway went to bat feeding them big time.

Last year the sandwich enterprise generously spread the cold cuts and cheese and distributed the chips approximately 70,000 times, serving sandwiches to first responders all over the Greater Houston area and the Texas Gulf Coast.

For the most part last year the Subway ground zero was the HPOU parking lot.

This year the go-to sandwich company returned to the scene for what amounted to a one-year reunion. Many of the same Harvey aftermath servers returned to the Bayou City and dealt out the special Subs to the same officers who went away with smiles on their faces and a Subway in their hands when they went back to duty.

In an event to celebrate and remember Hurricane Harvey, Subway, supported by their area franchisees supplied lunch for 3,000 first responders with sandwiches, chips, beverages and sno cones furnished by the HPOU’s sno cone vendor.

HPOU will never forget last year when Subway spent several days and nights at the HPOU dispersing over 70,000 Subways to police officers and other first responders. Several of the Subway staff were able to return for the reunion on the 12th and were able to smile widely in the less trying atmosphere than in 2017.

And those Subway officials made some news: a company promotion from September into October will result in a generous portion of Subway’s sales to support Assist the Officer (ATO) and Texas Association of First Responders (TAFR).