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Interfaith Ministries Will Distribute Supplies To 4,300 Seniors Because Of Hurricane Season

Around 400 volunteers will participate in Operation IMpact, which will be carried out in Harris and Galveston counties

Interfaith Ministries will distribute non-perishable food, water and hurricane kits to more than 4,000 senior citizens that live in Harris and Galveston counties Saturday, June 2, to help them be better prepared for the 2018 hurricane season.

Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston will distribute non-perishable food, water and hurricane kits to more than 4,000 senior citizens that live in Harris and Galveston counties this Saturday, June 2, to help them be better prepared for the 2018 hurricane season, which started on Friday.

Martin Cominsky, president and CEO, said approximately 400 volunteers will participate in Operation IMpact, which will deliver the supplies to 4,300 seniors and disabled citizens who participate in the ‘Meals on Wheels’ program.

This is the third year Interfaith Ministries is carrying out this initiative and Cominsky detailed that some of the foods that will be distributed are canned pasta, crackers, cereal bars and instant dry milk, namely products that can last in good condition for weeks without refrigeration.

The volunteers will also distribute cases of bottled water and hurricane kits that include useful items such as flashlights, whistles and document dry bags, among other things.

“We are also distributing it from sites across the county. We used to do it all from our headquarters, now we have eight partnerships with churches, with CenterPoint Energy, with others,” Cominsky noted, while adding that way “volunteers can come to an easier location to pick up their supplies and deliver it to seniors closer to their neighborhood.”

The St. Philip Presbyterian Church and The Alliance of Community Assistance are sponsoring the initiative this year.

Following is the list of locations where volunteers can go to get the supplies:

  • Humble — Humble Area Assistance Ministries, 1204 First St. E. Humble 77338
  • Northeast Houston — Houston Food Bank, 535 Portwall St. Houston 77029
  • Katy/West Houston — Covenant Lutheran Church, 3785 Barker Cypress Rd. Houston 77084
  • East Downtown — CenterPoint Energy, 3000 Harrisburg Blvd. Houston 77003
  • Midtown — Meals on Wheels, 3202 San Jacinto St. Houston 77004
  • Chinatown — Chinese Community Center, 9800 Town Park Dr. Houston 77036
  • Westpark Tollway and Hwy 6 — Arya Samaj Greater Houston, 14375 Schiller Rd. Houston 77082
  • Galveston County — Carbide Park, 4102 Main St. La Marque 77568

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