Montgomery Habitat road rally a success
Montgomery County Habitat for Humanity raised $20,000 during the recently held Rev It Up Road Rally Event.
According to a habitat for humanity release, 24 teams of motorists participated in the ride to raise money for the construction of an upcoming HHMC construction project. The funds raised from the event completed a $60,000 HHMC fundraiser for the inaugural Women Build project. Construction for the project is set to begin January 2013. The construction project is part of national Women Build Week for Habitat Humanity International. A dedication ceremony is set for Mother’s Day weekend next year.
The Rev It Up Road Rally featured a two-hour, 46-mile route through Montgomery County. Pit stops included Market Street, Hubbell and Hudson, Woodforest Development, Cedar Creek Habitat neighborhood and Lone Star College Montgomery.
HHMC is a volunteer organization that provides housing for local families in need. The organization is affiliated with Habitat for Humanity International.
For more information about the Women Build project, email Barbara McGregor at email@example.com.
Barbecue to raise funds for wounded vets
Montgomery County Constable Precinct 3, Ryan Gable, the Texas Honor Ride, American Legion Post 305 and VFW Post 12024 will host a barbecue fundraiser for wounded veterans Saturday, Dec. 1.
The event will raise funds to benefit wounded veterans at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. The fundraiser will take place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the South County Community Center, 2235 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands.
Barbecue meals will be available for a suggested donation of $10. The meals include brisket, sausage, beans, potato salad and a beverage. Preorders are available by calling Capt. Jimmy Drummond at 281-541-7738 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Texas Honor Ride, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping wounded veterans and their families, has been helping raise funds for veterans for more than seven years. Since the organization’s establishment, Texas Honor Ride has raised more than $900,000, according to its website. Texas Honor Ride is staffed by all volunteers, and none of the money is used for administration fees.
For more information about the event and fundraiser sponsorships, call Montgomery County Chief Deputy Matthew Rodrigue at 832-606-4723.
Interfaith seeks donors for holiday programs
Interfaith of The Woodlands is seeking donors and sponsors for three holiday programs this December.
Each year, Interfaith holds the Adopt-A-Family and Gifts for Seniors programs, as well as the Interfaith Toy Drive.
Individuals or local businesses and organizations can sponsor a family in Interfaith’s network as part of the Adopt-A-Family program or a local elderly citizen who is alone or in need during the Holiday season through the Gifts for Seniors program. Sponsors provide specific gifts.
“More than ever before, we are seeing many families and seniors coming to Interfaith for assistance,” said Dr. Ann Snyder, president and CEO of Interfaith of the Woodlands, according to a press release. “More than 20 families and 175 seniors are still in need of adoption.”
For more information about participating in the Adopt-A-Family program, call Robert Reyes at 832-615-8229. For more information about the Gift for Seniors program, call Amanda Badnek at 832-615-8224. All donations are due at Interfaith by Saturday, Dec. 8.
Interfaith is also seeking toy donations for its annual Interfaith Toy Drive. The organization donates new toys for hundreds of local families each year. Toys can be donated at Interfaith, 4242 Interfaith Way, and The Woodlands. The deadline for donations is Wednesday, Dec. 12.
For more information, visit www.woodlandsinterfaith.org.
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