South Tampa restaurant turning into shelter for Hurricane Irma, offering free food, place to sleep

South Tampa restaurant turning into shelter for Hurricane Irma, offering free food, place to sleep

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Ergin Tek said he will close his restaurant Gengiz Khan Mediterranean Grill for Hurricane Irma and re-open as a shelter.

“This town has been really good to me and how can I not return it,” Tek said.  “We just want to make sure anybody who is in trouble, we are like an SOS we are ready and we will feed you.”

Tek said he has the capacity to sleep at least 100 people.  His staff agreed to stay on and volunteer in any way they can as well.  We talked to Tek as he was unloading a van full of supplies.

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“You have potatoes and onions, that’s the start of a good soup,” Tek said.  “We have enough food for 10,000 meals right now.  I will hate to see somebody die from hunger in South Tampa something goes bad.”

Tek made a Facebook page to let people know about his shelter.  So far, he’s had tens of thousands of people comment on what he is doing.

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