HOUSTON — On Thursday, local gas station owner Taha Hashmi delivered 25 boxes of hand sanitizers and masks to Texas Southern University on freshmen Move-In Day. The business owner donated “FuelUP for your Safety Bundle Kits,” which provide essentials for students as they begin in-person learning.
“My brother is a Texas Southern University student and in a discussion of giving back, it was mentioned hand sanitizers and masks are something they would need going back to classes,” Hashmi said. “The items would be more accessible to students that do not have vehicles to get the essentials they are required to have on hand at all times. Additionally, millennials are our top-grossing customers at all locations.”
Hashmi also passed out much-needed gas station gift cards to students and faculty.
Melinda Spaulding, TSU VP for University Advancement, expressed gratitude.
“We are very grateful for this thoughtful and generous donation to our Texas Southern University students. The hand sanitizer and mask kits are essential to help keep them safe,” Spaulding said. “We value our relationship with community partners like Mr. Hashmi and we thank him and the FuelUP team for keeping our TSU Tigers in mind as he operates and serves our surrounding neighborhood.”
Remember, we are all in this together.