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

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 [...]

OPERATION IMPACT DELIVERS STORM MEALS, BOTTLED WATER TO MORE THAN 4,000 SENIORS

2018-06-05T14:08:46+00:00 June 5th, 2018|

For the third consecutive year in a row, IM hosted an ever-expanding Operation IMpact on June 2. Now serving Galveston County, the regional campaign distributes shelf-stable meals and bottled water to approximately 4,000 Meals on Wheels seniors, veterans, and disabled clients in preparation for Hurricane Season. Supporting the effort, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett stopped [...]

REFUGEES FAMILIES GATHERED AT IM FOR IFTAR AND EID CELEBRATIONS

2018-05-30T17:01:44+00:00 May 30th, 2018|

During the season of Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn to dusk. They break fast at sundown with an Iftar meal. For the third year in a row, IM hosted an Iftar on May 18 for its refugee families with more than 100 supporters, volunteers and staff attending. This event brought refugees from diverse lands together [...]

IM CELEBRATES THE BEGINNING OF RAMADAN WITH OUR MUSLIM FRIENDS AND FAMILIES

2018-05-15T16:09:09+00:00 May 15th, 2018|

Either tonight, May 15, or tomorrow, May 16 (depending upon the sighting of the moon), the month of Ramadan commences; it is one of the most important times in the Muslim calendar and the Muslim community. Ramadan is the name of one of the religious months in the Muslim calendar, which, like other religious traditions, [...]

IM TAPESTRY GALA WOWS WITH STORIES OF HEROIC EFFORTS DURING HURRICANE HARVEY

2018-05-15T15:07:08+00:00 May 15th, 2018|

This year’s Tapestry Gala will no doubt become one of the most memorable events, as IM honored three of Houston’s most notable heroes during Hurricane Harvey: Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale, owner of Gallery Furniture and inspiring philanthropist. The May 10 event at the Hilton Americas [...]

JUDGE ED EMMETT, MAYOR SYLVESTER TURNER AND JIM “MATTRESS MACK” MCINGVALE TO BE HONORED AS HARVEY HEROES AT TAPESTRY GALA

2018-05-02T13:39:51+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|

 Houston’s top elected officials, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, will join the city’s beloved Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale at IM’s May 10 Tapestry Gala to be honored as Harvey Heroes. The gala, which will be held at the Hilton Americas from 6:15 to 9:15 p.m., is IM’s largest fundraising event [...]

AS THE GIVING SEASON OF RAMADAN APPROACHES IN MID-MAY, HOUSTONIANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO SUPPORT REFUGEES

2018-05-01T13:24:42+00:00 May 1st, 2018|

Living in Homs, Syria with her husband and young son, Dayana Halawo loved her life. She belonged to a neighborhood cooking group, shopped at the market with her mother and was preparing for the birth of a second child. A civil war in her country was furthest from her mind, but as the fighting came [...]