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Refugee Family Spotlight: Meet Diodone and Lydia

Refugee Family Spotlight: Meet Diodone and Lydia

November 18th, 2015|

 As a young child, Diodone attended school with hopes of becoming a doctor. Sadly, his dreams wouldn’t be realized. In early 1993, just as Burundi was beginning to rebuild after decades of civil war between the Hutu and Tutsi ethnic groups, violent conflict erupted once again following the assassination of the nation’s Hutu president. In [...]

IM’s 15 Days of Thanksgiving- Geleta

November 12th, 2015|

 Geleta- IM's Refugee Services Assistant Director for Client Care and Outreach, is thankful for his health and the opportunity to help others get the resources they need to live a better life. Here at IM, we believe food is love. We want to share our favorite Thanksgiving recipes with you in hopes that you'll enjoy [...]

IM’s 15 Days of Thanksgiving- Henry

November 10th, 2015|

Henry- IM's Meals on Wheels Operations Manager is thankful for life this Thanksgiving. In his words, "Life is the best thing there is!"  Here at IM, we believe food is love. We want to share our favorite Thanksgiving recipes with you in hopes that you'll enjoy  them with your loved ones this holiday season. Henry's [...]

A First Thanksgiving in the U.S.

October 29th, 2015|

The Altanni Family. (From left, Abdulhakam, Falak, Muhammed, Adulmalak and Abrahim)  80 year-old Muhammed Altaani, his wife Falak, and three sons Abdulmalak, Abrahim, and Abdulhakam have spent the past year waiting to come to the United States. They sit in the office of their Interfaith Ministries’ caseworker, awaiting a welcoming orientation. The sound of light [...]

Refugee Family Spotlight: Meet Emad and Manal

October 5th, 2015|

A small television and a couch sit in the living room of Emad and Manal's new apartment. It isn't much, but it is a far cry from the tent their large family shared in a Jordan refugee camp while fleeing their native country of Syria. When a civil war broke out in Syria, Emad knew [...]

The Yappy Hour Weeks Kickoff Party was 4 paws up!

October 2nd, 2015|

You know it's going to be a great party when there's a table full of scrumptious cupcakes for pets and their human guests! All of us at aniMeals on Wheels want to send a shout out to everyone who attended last night's Yappy Hour at Momentum Mini. More than 100 guests – and plenty of [...]

Yappy Hour Kickoff Event Thursday, October 1st

September 15th, 2015|

aniMeals on Wheels is teaming up with Yappy Hour Events in Spring 2016 for Yappy Hour Weeks! Yappy Hour Weeks is a community-wide initiative to visit dog-friendly restaurants while supporting the aniMeals on Wheels program. Keep an eye out for participating restaurants and dine out for a cause in 2016! The Yappy Hour Weeks Kickoff [...]

The Refugee Crisis: How Can I Help?

September 10th, 2015|

Did you know? Houston is the number one refugee resettlement city in the country. Last year alone, Interfaith Ministries' Department of Refugee Services resettled over 1,200 refugees from war-torn countries around the globe. These new neighbors arrive with little more than the clothes on their backs and must start over to build a new life [...]

Hosting a Refugee Services Drive: How To

September 10th, 2015|

Many refugees arrive in Houston with little more than the clothes on their backs. Everything from shower curtains to dishes to clothing must be provided for them to begin new lives. A great way to help these new neighbors is by hosting a drive. First, decide on a theme for your drive – clothing, appliances, [...]

Our thoughts on the situation in Syria

September 8th, 2015|

For those of us who work in refugee services, the stories coming out of Europe the past few weeks are heartbreaking and, unfortunately, all too familiar. The truck in Austria sealed shut on 71 refugees who suffocated and died. The thousands of Syrians refugees trapped behind gates of a Budapest train station. The capsized boats [...]