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Meet the plumber who drove 1,500 miles to help Texans in need

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Cerith Gardiner - published on 02/27/21

Andrew Mitchell is a true blessing to those in a desperate situation.

After the recent storms wreaked havoc, many Texans have been in desperate need of a plumber. Unfortunately, with pipes burst all over the state, and plumbing materials difficult to find, many families have been left without water and with their homes flooded.

In response to the cry for help from overwhelmed plumbers in the south, Andrew Mitchell and his family loaded up their car with $2,000 worth of materials and drove down to Texas to lend their expertise.

The plumber, his wife, Kisha Pinnock, their two-year-old son, and brother-in-law/willing apprentice, Isiah Pinnock, made the 22-hour journey from their home in New Jersey with all the materials they could financially afford. Their first stop was to help Pinnock’s sister in Humble, Texas.

From there, Mitchell and his apprentice — who is actually a college senior — went to other homes to help, where they could, working grueling hours in difficult conditions. Mitchell’s wife shared with the BBC that the pair would come in at 2 a.m. and head back out at 7:30 in the morning.

“It’s really a blessing to be a blessing to other people and Andrew truly enjoys the work,” she explained in the BBC report, adding, “plumbing is his passion.”

The family has been in Texas for nearly a week, and they wish to continue helping others as long as they have the materials to do so. There’s a huge need for their services: “A lot of the people we’ve helped were telling us they either can’t get a plumber on the phone or — if they do get one on the phone — the wait to be serviced is three to four weeks out, so they can’t have water during that entire time,” Pinnock pointed out.

Mitchell has said that he might make a return trip, so that he can continue to be the blessing he truly has been to his southern neighbors.

Jim McIngvale

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