HOUSTON (June 5, 2019)Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (Interfaith Ministries) is pleased to announce the Islamic Society of Greater Houston has committed to the title event sponsorship level of $25,000 for Operation IMpact 2019, to assist with providing emergency shelf-stable meals and bottled water to more than 4,300 homebound seniors in Harris and Galveston Counties.

Operation IMpact started in May and concludes on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Employees and volunteers will be loading and delivering shelf-stable meals, bottled water and emergency kits filled with an assortment of items including a document bag, whistles, pens, notepads, emergency action wheel, and emergency contact information to seniors.

“Small acts of service and kindness to our neighbors are our way of spreading love,” said Sohail Syed, President of Islamic Society of Greater Houston. “As we celebrate 50 years of building channels of understanding and communication between Muslims and the Houston community, we are focused on making positive contributions in our community.”

The Islamic Society of Greater Houston was established in 1969 in the heart of the City of Houston. The organization has grown and now represents 21 communities from all over the Greater Houston area.

“We are grateful for the generous support of the Islamic Society of Greater Houston,” said Martin B. Cominsky, President & CEO of Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston.

Additional Operation IMpact sponsors include site sponsors Martin Preferred Foods and the Alliance of Community Assistance Ministries, Sysco as the water sponsor, Greater Texas Credit Union as a route sponsor, and partners Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management, Harris County Area Agency on Aging and the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services.

Volunteer opportunities are available on Saturday, June 15. For more information or to register as a volunteer, contact Cecilia Pham at 713.533.4948 or visit www.imgh.org/impact2019.

ABOUT INTERFAITH MINISTRIES FOR GREATER HOUSTON

A United Way agency, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (Interfaith Ministries) brings people of diverse faith traditions together for dialogue, collaboration and service, as a demonstration of our shared beliefs. Interfaith Ministries provides four main services: Meals on Wheels for Greater Houston and Galveston County which delivers more than 1.5 million meals each year to homebound seniors and people with disabilities across four counties; Refugee Services which, in conjunction with the U.S. State Department, resettles hundreds of refugees in Houston; Interfaith Relations and Community Partnerships, which provides community services fostering understanding, respect and engagement among Houstonians of all faiths; and Volunteer Houston, which connects volunteers in transformative projects with area nonprofits. For more information, visit https://www.imgh.org/.

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From left: Abdur Rehman Badat, Development Coordinator, Islamic Relief; Rev. Gregory Han, Director, Interfaith Relations, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston; Sohail Syed, President, Islamic Society of Greater Houston; iLyas Hasan Choudry, Director of Programs & Coordinator South Central Region of USA, Helping Hand for Relief and Development; Martin B. Cominsky, President & CEO, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston; Badar Alam, General Secretary, Islamic Society of Greater Houston; Shaukat Zakaria, Board Chair, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston. The photo location is Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston Meals on Wheels in Midtown Houston.