Homeless Coalition launches week-long ‘Awareness’ activities to help those in need

Empty Bowls 006The Montgomery County Homeless Coalition will sponsor a week of activities to help increase awareness and educate the public about hunger and homeless issues facing many people in our community from Friday through Thursday, November 15-21.

  • Friday, November 15 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Greater Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber, the public is invited to learn more about Bridges Out of Poverty, a program that helps social, health, business, and legal professionals to understand the tyranny of living in poverty in constant survival mode. Additionally, it helps organizations create more opportunities for sustainable success resulting in increasing the likelihood of moving from welfare to work.
  • Saturday, November 16 Resource Awareness Walk (RAW) begins at 8:30 am at the Homeless Service Center (731 W. Davis Parking Lot) for a 3-mile walk around some of the area agencies that serve the homeless or offer services to prevent homelessness. Agencies included in the walk are: Montgomery County Emergency Assistance, Family Promise, Montgomery County Youth Services, the House of Prayer, the Salvation Army, The Oscar Johnson Recreation Center, the Assistance League, and then returning to the Homeless Service Center. Entry fee is a non-perishable food item.
  • Monday, November 18 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Empty Bowls Luncheon at Lone Star Family Health Clinic. The public is invited to share a meal of soup and bread outside the clinic for a $5 donation. Ceramic bowls handmade by students of Montgomery High School and Lone Star College will be available for purchase. Each empty bowl represents the empty stomachs throughout the community. Funds generated help agencies that serve food to poor.

Agencies supporting the Montgomery County Homeless Coalition include:

  • Angel Reach
  • Brazos Valley Community Action
  • Family Promise, Healing Hands Ranch
  • Mission Northeast, Montgomery County Women’s Center
  • RSVP of the Texas Gulf Coast
  • Montgomery County Emergency Assistance
  • Montgomery County Youth Services
  • Tri-County Services, and
  • Children’s Books on Wheels

For additional information contact Margie Taylor, Marketing and Development Manager, Montgomery County Emergency Assistance, www.mcea-tx.org or 936.539.1096 EXT. 224