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Salemu Alimasi shares his story on Capitol Hill for World Refugee Day

Salemu Alimasi shares his story on Capitol Hill for World Refugee Day

2019-06-24T16:16:03-05:00June 24th, 2019|

Salemu Alimasi, former refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo and our colleague and brother at Interfaith Ministries, joined members of Congress, refugees and faith leaders for the World Refugee Day Capitol Hill Press Conference calling for the renewal of American Leadership on refugee protection, held on Thursday, June 20 in the Kennedy Caucus Room, [...]

‘It’s the first step in America’: Swimming lessons offer fresh start for refugee women

2019-05-23T10:37:21-05:00May 23rd, 2019|

  The Iraqi refugee has been taking swimming lessons since January, along with half a dozen other refugee women. For many of the women, coming from more conservative societies in Iraq and Syria, this is one of the first times they’ve had the opportunity to learn to swim. Read more.

INTERFAITH MINISTRIES HOSTS OPERATION IMPACT TO SUPPLY EMERGENCY FOOD AND WATER TO SENIORS

2019-04-29T14:59:39-05:00April 29th, 2019|

HOUSTON (April 25, 2019) – Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (Interfaith Ministries) is hosting Operation IMpact 2019 on Saturday, May 4 from 8 a.m. to noon at   distribution centers located around Harris County and Galveston County. Operation IMpact volunteers will be delivering shelf-stable meals and bottled water to 4,300 homebound seniors in preparation for hurricane [...]

Passover message designed to unify

2019-04-23T09:49:42-05:00April 23rd, 2019|

Passover is all about spending time with family and friends, sharing a meal and retelling a story of freedom. Rabbi Gideon Estes wanted to carry that spirit further by uniting worshippers of three branches of Judaism on Houston’s west side for a Yom B’Yachad, day of togetherness. The Conservative synagogue he leads, Congregation Or Ami, [...]

The Banner of Respect installation started at Interfaith Ministries

2019-04-17T10:06:58-05:00April 17th, 2019|

The Banner of Respect installation started at Interfaith Ministries on Monday, April 15. Karen Labat from Shell, a major sponsor of the banner, was present for the big day.  ABC13 News anchor, Melanie Lawson, reported on the Banner of Respect during the evening the news. Martin Cominsky, president and CEO, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, [...]

Claire Orellana, IM Meals on Wheels customer service specialist

2019-04-16T16:28:26-05:00April 16th, 2019|

Claire Orellana, IM Meals on Wheels customer service specialist, was interviewed on Univision’s“CONTIGO EN LA COMUNIDAD” (In the Community with You), a public affairs show that provides a vehicle for non-profit organizations to showcase their programs and services. Claire was asked about the Meals on Wheels program and the mission and vision of Interfaith Ministries. [...]

IM’S SIXTH ANNUAL BEST FRIENDS BRUCH IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!

2019-01-09T09:52:29-05:00January 9th, 2019|

It’s time to buy your tickets and tables to IM’s Sixth Annual Best Friends Brunch, which benefits aniMeals on Wheels and feeds the beloved pets of Meals on Wheels’ homebound seniors. This year’s Valentine-themed event will honor Mandy Kao and the Kao Family, champions of animal welfare causes. Brunch chairs are Susan Boggio and Dr. [...]

IM RELEASES PODCASTS ON FAITH TRADITIONS AND THEIR CELEBRATED HOLIDAYS

2018-12-17T14:13:21-05:00December 17th, 2018|

Christmas is fast approaching, and thousands of Houstonians will be celebrating by going to church, festively decorating their homes or buying gifts. Yet in the diverse city of Houston, where people from many faith traditions now reside, their most sacred days are celebrated in unique ways throughout the year. As Houston is now the nation’s [...]

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

2018-12-03T11:07:09-05:00December 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

2018-11-26T16:35:31-05:00November 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 [...]