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IMAM YAHYA HENDI, ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST INFLUENTIAL MUSLIMS, TO DISCUSS FOSTERING RESPECT AND CHALLENGING STEREOTYPES

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IMAM YAHYA HENDI, ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST INFLUENTIAL MUSLIMS, TO DISCUSS FOSTERING RESPECT AND CHALLENGING STEREOTYPES

2018-04-25T14:58:09+00:00 April 25th, 2018|

Imam Yahya Hendi, the chaplain for Georgetown University, which is the first American university to hire a full-time Muslim chaplain, is coming to St. Philip Presbyterian Church, 4807 San Felipe St., on April 25 to speak about the importance of dialogue for fostering respect and understanding as well as challenging stereotypes and prejudice. The event, [...]

LOCAL CORPORATION BUILDS OUTDOOR STUDENT CLASSROOM FOR VOLUNTEER HOUSTON LAUNCH

2018-04-24T12:52:14+00:00 April 24th, 2018|

Students from Hartsfield Elementary in Houston spent their morning on April 16 engaged in service projects for Volunteer Houston’s public launch as an entity of IM. On April 21, they saw the spirit of volunteerism come full circle when employees of Bridgeway Capital Management, Inc. built a much-needed outdoor classroom for their animal and environmental [...]

VOLUNTEER HOUSTON, THE CITY’S LARGEST VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION, REINVENTS ITSELF AS HOUSTON’S NEEDS GROW

2018-04-12T14:48:58+00:00 April 13th, 2018|

After nearly 45 years of serving the Houston community, Volunteer Houston – the largest volunteer agency in the city – is undergoing a changing of the guard. The organization that pairs volunteers with organizations in need will publicly become part of IM on April 16 and reveal a new, personal approach to volunteering that will [...]

IM PRESIDENT AND CEO MARTIN B. COMINSKY IS FEATURED ON COMCAST NEWSMAKERS

2018-04-05T16:17:53+00:00 April 5th, 2018|

Tune into Headline News on COMCAST Channel 26 to watch IM President and CEO Martin B. Cominsky talk about the far-reaching programs of Meals on Wheels, Refugee Services, Interfaith Relations and the newly acquired Volunteer Houston! His segment will be featured regularly throughout the month of April. You can also watch his segment here: https://brighteyedigital.box.com/s/1x9040nusmhsk416nligh68vigotlnln. [...]

MEALS ON WHEELS AMERICA LAUNCHES THE LET’S DO LUNCH AMERICA CAMPAIGN

2018-04-12T12:51:58+00:00 March 21st, 2018|

  Today in the United States, 10 million seniors face the threat of hunger and millions more live in isolation. Across America, Meals on Wheels currently serves more than 2 million homebound seniors annually, and yet the number of seniors in the country is expected to double by 2050. In Houston, Meals [...]

TEXANS CHEERLEADERS AND HOUSTON ART CARS SURPRISE SENIORS BY DELIVERING MEALS!

2018-04-12T12:51:58+00:00 March 19th, 2018|

To help IM raise awareness of the Meals on Wheels program, the Houston Texans Cheerleaders and the Houston Art Car community came together to deliver meals to seniors this morning. Riding in Houston’s unique and eye-catching art cars in “caravan style”, the Cheerleaders made several stops through the Midtown area to make [...]

IM’s FORMER BOARD CHAIRMAN JOHN HANNAH DIES AT 94

2018-03-13T08:14:36+00:00 March 13th, 2018|

Hannah was known for his belief that community service is most effective when performed by diverse groups working together. Under his leadership in the late 1960s and early 1970s, IM – then called Houston Metropolitan Ministries – became Houston’s main hub for the gathering of people from multiple faiths. In fact, Hannah’s vision was the [...]

REFUGEE SERVICES OF TEXAS ISSUES AN URGENT PLEA

2018-02-28T12:22:08+00:00 February 28th, 2018|

Dear Houston advocates, this is a time-sensitive situation: We need your support to help a group of Iranian refugees who were expecting to be reunited with their families in San Antonio, but are now being held in Vienna and face imminent deportation back to Iran. The refugees are part of a persecuted religious minority who [...]

GALVESTON COUNTY MEALS ON WHEELS NEEDS YOU!

2018-04-12T12:52:01+00:00 February 20th, 2018|

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Meals on Wheels expanded its services into Galveston County. In an area where wind and flood damage decimated homes and businesses, much like Houston, Meals on Wheels Galveston County (MOWGC) was born, serving hot lunches Monday through Friday to area seniors. Despite losing its offices to flooding, MOWGC relied [...]

BEST FRIENDS BRUNCH RAISES MORE THAN $100,000 FOR AniMeals ON WHEELS

2018-04-12T12:52:01+00:00 February 14th, 2018|

On the heels of fashion week in New York City, a pet fashion show in Houston stole the hearts of elite animal advocates at the Feb. 10 Best Friends Brunch – a fundraiser that brought in $100,000 for AniMeals, a program of IM that feeds the pets of Meals on Wheels’ homebound seniors. Susan Boggio, [...]