BRYAN, Texas — When tragedy strikes, community members and neighbors come together to help. A Bryan/College Station business will be donating part of their profits to a family who lost their home in a fire.
Easy Phone Repair and Sales owner Rudy Sorto heard a customer of his lost everything in a mobile home fire last week. He immediately knew he needed to do something to help. Sorto said they are more than just customers, they are his friends.
"I have always said that we as a company want to make friends more than customers so this is the perfect opportunity for us to show up as friends," said Sorto.
Easy Phone Repair and Sales will be donating 25 percent of their profits on Tuesday to the the Flores family, who were affected by the fire. His store will also be collecting food, clothes, household items and money to donate to them.
Sorto realizes last week was tough for many people, including himself. His store was not able to open all week because of the winter weather. However, he still just wants to be able to help those in the community where he can.
“I probably had 100 different reasons why this wouldn't be the best moment for me to help, but I said, ‘I have to do something. I got to find a way to help,'" Sorto said.
A GoFundMe has been started for the family.