HOUSTON (April 12, 2022)Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston and its Board Chair Charlene Chuang are hosting the annual For All Humanity event, benefiting Refugee Services and the other programs of Interfaith Ministries. This year’s event will feature dinner, entertainment and inspirational messages with the theme of “An Evening in Shanghai”, at the Junior League of Houston on Wednesday, May 18.

The festive fundraiser honors the diversity of Houston and is chaired by Gina and Jarvis Cheung, May and Paul Chu, Cecil Fong, Lily Foster, Wea Lee, Gordon Quan and Bin Yu. The keynote speaker is Vican Sun, Owner of Viet Hoa International Foods. The program will be emceed by Miya Shay of ABC-13 Houston.

Interfaith Ministries has been welcoming refugees from around the globe for more than 30 years. A refugee is someone who is fleeing their home country due to war, persecution or violence. To come to the United States, they must undergo a comprehensive vetting process involving multiple federal agencies. The U.S. State Department through Interfaith Ministries’ national resettlement partner, Episcopal Migration Ministries, refers refugees to our program to be resettled in Houston. Over 90% of the refugees resettled by Interfaith Ministries are self-sufficient within six months of arrival.

The past few months have brought an unprecedented number of Afghan refugees to Houston, many of whom worked with American troops. The war in Ukraine may result in refugees from that country moving here, as well.

“Houstonians have been very generous in welcoming these new neighbors,” said Ali Al Sudani, Chief Programs Officer of Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston. “We are especially grateful to our lead event sponsors Susan and Dan Boggio, Gina and Jarvis Cheung, Cindy Hu and Bin Yu, and Stephanie and Vican Sun.

To purchase tickets to the event, contact Kyra Thomas at kthomas@imgh.org or visit https://www.imgh.org/events/fah/