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MAYOR TURNER URGES CONGRESS TO MAINTAIN MEALS ON WHEELS

March 22nd, 2017|

Mayor Sylvester Turner issued the following statement regarding proposed federal budget cuts that would seriously reduce funding for the Meals on Wheels program in Houston.  “As Honorary Chair of the Advisory Board of Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, the largest Meals on Wheels provider in the Greater Houston area, I know firsthand the importance [...]

2016 Volunteers of the Month

March 7th, 2017|

Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Life’s most urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” Working with volunteers, I see this question answered every day!  Whether volunteering with recently resettled refugees looking to start a new life in the United States, or delivering a hot meal and a friendly face to our Meals on [...]

The Season of Lent

March 1st, 2017|

The Christian season of Lent is the 40 days before Easter. Lent is a variation of the word, "lengthen," which refers to the lengthening of days as spring arrives. This year, Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 1st; you may see people with ashes on their foreheads if they attend early morning or noon [...]

INTERFAITH MINISTRIES FOR GREATER HOUSTON HOSTS PRAYER VIGIL FOR WORLD REFUGEES

January 31st, 2017|

Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (IM), along with local faith and community leaders,  gathered  Wednesday Feb. 1, 2017 at IM’s Akbar Ali Jamal Great Hall for a refugee prayer vigil. Houston has long been a city that has welcomed those seeking safe harbor from persecution and war’s violence. The candlelight prayer vigil was an important chance for our [...]

Want to Take a Stand Against the Refugee Ban? Ways for Your Voice to be Heard

January 30th, 2017|

Contact your local Member of Congress The Greater Houston area is so vast that it comprises several congressional districts. To find out who your congressman or woman is, search your address at https://www.callmycongress.com/ . Use your Member of Congress’ website to find their contact information. -Call your Member of Congress. E-mail them. Send letters in [...]

Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston Volunteer of the Month

January 27th, 2017|

Thank you, Chloe Krane! Chloe is one of our dedicated Refugee Services volunteers and we are incredibly lucky to have her as part of our team! Chloe is the driving force behind theWomen's Initiative Project which she has been coordinating over the past year and will continue to coordinate in 2017. This project provides Arabic- speaking refugee [...]

INTERFAITH MINISTRIES FOR GREATER HOUSTON HIRES ITS FIRST CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER

January 23rd, 2017|

HOUSTON (Jan. 20, 2017)  - To further its commitment to a “People First” culture, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (IM) has hired Crystal Sykes as the organization’s first Chief People Officer. Sykes, a Human Resources (HR)  professional with more than 15 years experience in workforce development, will be leading IM’s HR programs with an eye [...]

Your Support of AniMeals Makes Tails Wag

December 22nd, 2016|

We put out a call in early December for help filling the shelves of our aniMeals on Wheels program. At the time, aniMeals was down to just a few pounds of dog food and we weren’t sure we’d have enough kibble to feed the beloved pets of our Meals on Wheels seniors. The response we [...]

Meet our Volunteer of the Month!

December 12th, 2016|

"We are excited to announce that our Volunteer of the Month is Kyle Sellers! Kyle began volunteering with Interfaith Ministries in May 2015. He was the first volunteer to assist us with supervising volunteers groups and has continued to work with groups almost every weekend they are here. His dedication extends further than the weekends [...]

INTERFAITH MINISTRIES SHORT ON FOOD FOR SENIORS’ DOGS

December 6th, 2016|

HOUSTON  (December 6, 2016) - Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (IM) is asking the public’s help to fill its nearly empty shelves of dog food needed to feed homebound seniors’ pups. IM’s aniMeals on Wheels program was founded so seniors on its Meals on Wheels for Greater Houston program would not feel compelled to share [...]