Morristown Alumnae Member Helps Texans Restore Water to Their Homes After Winter Storms


Submitted By Ferlanda Fox Nixon

Texas officials stated that nearly 800 local water systems reported disruptions to their service resulting from the devastating winter storms that ravaged the state mid-February, affecting approximately 13 million residents. The extreme cold weather caused frozen pipes to burst in many homes.

For Morristown Alumnae member Kisha Pinnock, Esq., sending her thoughts and prayers simply was not enough to help those in need in the wake of the storms’ destruction. Instead, Pinnock and her husband Andrew Mitchell, a licensed plumber, drove 25 hours from Morristown, New Jersey, to Houston, Texas, to repair busted pipes to restore the water supply to as many homes as possible.

Before leaving New Jersey with their toddler son, Blake Mitchell, and brother/brother-in-law, Isaiah Pinnock, in tow, the couple purchased $2,000 worth of plumbing materials to tackle the impending projects. They left New Jersey on Saturday, Feb. 20, and arrived in Texas the next day.

“People can’t get water, so we drove down here on Saturday, got here on Sunday afternoon, and we went straight to work,” Kisha told news reporter, Toni Yates, of ABC7NY. “… Isaiah has been a huge helper. Andrew has been teaching him a lot. They have been getting busy and getting to work,” Pinnock continued, “and we are really excited and thankful that we could be a blessing to other people.”

In addition to ABC7NY, other national and international media outlets that featured Mitchell and Pinnock’s selfless service to Texans in need included CNN, NBC, CBS, FOX, and BBC.

Newly initiated into Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, through the Morristown Alumnae Chapter on September 26, 2020, Pinnock is no stranger to service. She is a licensed attorney who practices through her firm, the Law Office of Kisha J. Pinnock, P.C, in a variety of areas, including marital law, child custody, domestic relations, criminal law, civil rights, and municipal court matters. Pinnock also serves as a legal advocate for the Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project based in Morris County, New Jersey.

Pinnock earned her bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University and her law degree from Rutgers Law School. While at Rutgers Law School, Pinnock received the Mary Philbrook Public Interest Award and Dean’s Pro Bono Publico Award for her dedication to social justice and commitment to the community by completing more than 100 hours of pro bono service.

Outside the law profession, Pinnock serves as an activist for Black Lives Matter and a member of Morristown Alumnae’s Social Action Committee. She recently delivered the keynote address for the Black History Month Celebration and Scholarship Fundraiser of Jephthah Lodge #56 F.&A.M.-P.H.A. of Montclair, New Jersey. This active and high-achieving woman also owns and operates House of Huey, an online clothing boutique.


Submitted By Ferlanda Fox Nixon Texas officials stated that nearly 800 local water systems reported disruptions to their service resulting from the devastating winter storms that ravaged the state mid-February, affecting approximately 13 million residents. The extreme cold weather caused frozen pipes to burst in many homes. For Morristown Alumnae member Kisha Pinnock, Esq., sending …

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