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IM AND VOLUNTEER HOUSTON, A POINTS OF LIGHT AFFILIATE, TO PARTICIPATE IN VIGIL FOR PRESIDENT GEORGE H. W. BUSH

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IM AND VOLUNTEER HOUSTON, A POINTS OF LIGHT AFFILIATE, TO PARTICIPATE IN VIGIL FOR PRESIDENT GEORGE H. W. BUSH

2018-12-03T11:07:09+00:00 December 3rd, 2018|

IM expresses its deepest sympathy for the passing of our 41st President, George H. W. Bush, and for his family. As the parent organization of Volunteer Houston (VH), a Points of Light affiliate and Houston’s largest volunteer matching service, IM has taken immense pride in carrying out the president’s 1990 initiative in helping tens of [...]

IM’s ANNUAL MEALS ON WHEELS THANKSGIVING EVENT DREW NEARLY 2,000 VOLUNTEERS

2018-11-26T16:35:31+00:00 November 26th, 2018|

“Giving is the new Thanks” read the shirt of a volunteer who set aside time on Thanksgiving morning to deliver turkey dinners to IM’s Meals on Wheels seniors. Apparently, others felt the same way, as nearly 2,000 people showed up at the First Presbyterian Church, 5300 Main St., with coolers in hand – ready to [...]

INTERFAITH MINISTRIES’ FOR ALL HUMANITY LUNCHEON RECOGNIZED PASSIONATE ADVOCATE FOR REFUGEES

2018-11-13T16:18:37+00:00 November 13th, 2018|

Recalling her childhood in the deeply segregated town of Yazoo City, Miss., Suzanne Itani never forgot the moment when a brick flew through the window of her family home, nearly hitting the crib of her younger sister. Her family was a target for violence and isolation after her father, a Caucasian who firmly believed in [...]

FOR ALL HUMANITY LUNCHEON TO RAISE FUNDS, HOPE FOR REFUGEES

2018-10-30T12:34:40+00:00 October 30th, 2018|

IM’s For All Humanity Luncheon on Nov. 13 at the Westin Memorial City hotel raises much-needed funds for refugees who have made Houston their new home. IM’s Refugee Services department legally resettles refugees from around the world who are fleeing violence or persecution. In partnership with the U.S. State Department and Episcopal Migration Ministries, IM [...]

IM NEEDS 2,000 VOLUNTEERS TO DELIVER THANKSGIVING MEALS TO SENIORS

2018-10-22T13:01:03+00:00 October 22nd, 2018|

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and IM is looking to recruit approximately 2,000 volunteers to help deliver turkey dinners with all the trimmings to its 4,000 Meals on Wheels clients – many of whom will be spending the holiday alone. The distribution will mark IM’s largest event of the year. To make sure all [...]

Houston area’s AniMeals on Wheels provides food for senior’s pets, partners up with PetSmart for veterinarian care

2018-09-24T11:52:23+00:00 September 24th, 2018|

Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston’s aniMeals on Wheels program has been helping feed the pets of underserved seniors for 11 years. More recently, aniMeals on Wheels has discovered a need for those pets to receive veterinarian care as well.... READ MORE.

ANIMEALS ON WHEELS IS RUNNING LOW ON DRY DOG FOOD. DONATIONS ARE WELCOME!

2018-07-09T15:54:07+00:00 July 9th, 2018|

Working as a heavy equipment mechanic at Fort Bragg in the 1970s, Richard Wright, 50, developed a double hernia in his stomach, which required immediate surgery and a colostomy bag. Today, he struggles with a permanent disability and, as a result, is a grateful Meals on Wheels client. “I love it,” he says of the [...]

IM JOINS CITY PRESS CONFERENCE TO SUPPORT FAMILY UNITY AMONG IMMIGRANTS

2018-06-19T16:10:51+00:00 June 19th, 2018|

On June 19, Juneteenth – the day set aside to commemorate the abolition of slavery – Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner held a press conference regarding a proposed locally-based detention center that would house undocumented children who are being separated from their families as they attempt to cross the Texas-Mexico border. Turner encouraged people to “do [...]

EXPERTS TO SPEAK ABOUT GLOBAL REFUGEE CRISIS, LOCAL SOLUTIONS

2018-06-18T16:25:22+00:00 June 18th, 2018|

On June 20, World Refugee Day, a panel of Houston-area experts will discuss the global refugee crisis and how the city’s five refugee resettlement agencies are addressing the issue – including finding unique opportunities to help refugees on new levels, such as better employment opportunities, socialization opportunities that combat isolation, and academic scholarships for adult [...]

IM AND TXU ENERGY WORK TO BRING BOX FANS TO SENIORS

2018-06-17T18:35:52+00:00 June 17th, 2018|

With summer temperatures on the rise, IM is partnering with TXU Energy to host a Beat the Heat “Fan4Fan” drive. On June 20, Houstonians are invited to donate a new box fan to help IM’s at-risk Meals on Wheels clients stay cool and avoid heat-related emergencies. For each donated fan or $20 online donation to [...]