By: Paige Hubbard
Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) celebrated the much-anticipated 2019 Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Thursday, April 4. NAM could not exist without its faithful volunteers and that’s why every year it recognizes their efforts with a heartfelt and fun-filled luncheon.
This year, NAM honored its volunteers with a “1950s Sock Hop” themed luncheon, complete with 50’s decor, costumes, and live entertainment from The Statesmen Chorus – an a cappella 4-part harmony chorus who are members of the Spring, TX Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.
Over 300 volunteers had a “gas” at the luncheon, thanks to the hospitality of Bob Shirley, owner of Shirley Acres. A delicious lunch, as well as a lively atmosphere, was served up at the venue located at 217 Woerner Road, Houston, Texas.
“April is National Volunteer Month and NAM wants to celebrate and honor the difference volunteers make in our communities,” said Les Cave, President/CEO of NAM. “It’s incredible that just this last fiscal year, volunteers gave over 83,250 hours of service to NAM,” he continued. “In everything they do, our volunteers are actively living out NAM’s core philosophy of Neighbors Helping Neighbors.”
Thank you to the sponsors that made this event a success for NAM including Party Props Inc., Shirley Acres, Pluckers Wing Bar, Krittikae Shirt Designs, Raising Cane’s, Chick-fil-A, and Boomers! Houston. The next Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon will be back in the spring of 2020.
More than 2,800 volunteers serve NAM. They are young and old, Boys & Girl Scouts, executives, young moms, and great-grandfathers. They bring experiences and abilities as varied as the world around us, and put those skills to work in hundreds of roles at NAM. Thanks to the number of hours volunteers contribute, that helps NAM control expenses so that 85-90 cents of every dollar goes to its programs.
Northwest Assistance Ministries is a non-profit, community-based social service agency that strives to meet basic human needs through Neighbors Helping Neighbors. NAM provides assistance in areas such as food, shelter, health, education and domestic violence awareness and intervention. During its last fiscal year, NAM touched the lives of more than 130,000 people through its many programs and services.
To learn more about volunteering at NAM, community members should contact Courtney Frost-Tadlock, Community Relations Coordinator at (281) 885-4604 or [email protected].
For more information, please visit http://www.namonline.org/volunteer or call (281) 885-4555.