Celebrating 35 Years of Service to Our Community!
“Braes Interfaith Ministries provides physical, spiritual, and emotional
assistance to persons in need within the Southwest area of Houston.”
Come visit us
The Annual In-Service on Tuesday, April 23rd at the Braes Interfaith Ministries’ location. It will start promptly at 10 AM until 12 Noon. A safety seminar is being planned and a light lunch will be provided. Please do your best to attend. This is mandatory for all volunteers.
Braes Interfaith Ministries would like to thank Willow Meadows Baptist Church for allowing the pantry to use part of the Bus Barn to store surplus food items. On Saturday, March 2nd, the LDS Elders, Mike Terry, and Greg Boyd (WMBC Facilities Manager) cleaned and organized “The Barn” to make it more efficient for both the pantry and WMBC. Thanks to all who helped.
As part of Braes Interfaith Ministries’ 35th Anniversary celebration, the Board of Directors provided breakfast to the Southwest Ministerial Alliance. Those in attendance were Pastors Marvin Havard (Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church), Craig Taylor, (Willow Meadows Baptist Church), Fr. Tom Smithson, (Corpus Christi Catholic Church), Steve Sargent (Southwest Central Church of Christ), Danny Yang (Westbury United Methodist Church), Brandon Webb (Westbury Baptist Church), Lisa Calloway (St. Philips United Methodist Church), Jon Burnham (St. John’s Presbyterian Church).
The Pastors appreciated the extra effort that was put forth by the Braes’ Board and the Braes’ representatives were grateful for the questions, comments, and overall interest in Braes the Pastors demonstrated during their meeting.
Braes would like to thank the following congregations for their participation in the Souper Bowl of Caring:
St. John’s Presbyterian Church
Southwest Central Church of Christ
Willow Meadows Baptist Church
Corpus Christi Catholic Church
Westbury Baptist Church
A total of $6,997.77 has been collected so far.
The Braes Resale and Consignment Shop held a “Clean-Up Day” on Tuesday, March 19th. The storage facility at Southwest Central Church of Christ was cleaned and organized to make it a more functional location. The Shop is grateful to Barry Rittman and the LDS Elders and Sisters who showed up to help.
Notes from Ryan (The Braes Resale and Consignment Shop) …The Shop has opened an account at a metal shop that allows them to recycle silver or other metals. If you have any has old silver, gold and/or other metals that need recycling, please send them to us. Please share this information with others. This is a great way to support the shop.
Braes resale is doing some good things. We started to clean out the SW Central storage area. We got about half of it cleared out and will return sometime next month and get the rest moved out and clean up the space. We have already started going through the boxes and have found some really cool stuff that should make some money for the shop.
We are also starting to get donations from other estate sales. This is huge because they bring in high-end items that sell for some good money. With all of our networking, we are meeting new people interested in donating to The Shop rather than the usual goodwill shops around town.
We have continued to have our $1 Sale on clothing to keep things moving. We have received so much clothing, that we are unable to keep up with the needed shelving needs to display everything. This week, clothing is $.50 per item!
Thank you to Barry Rittman, and all the elders and sisters who came to help out with the clean-up and continue to help to keep things moving at the shop!! Ryan
Braes will close in observance of Good Friday on April 19.
Ages of Persons Served Race/Ethnicity of Persons Served Infant – 17 493 White/Anglo 52 18-64 728 African-American 782 65 and over 157 Hispanic/Latino 522 Asian 10 Other 12 Total 1378 Total 1378 Total number of households = 371
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FEBRUARY
Pledges given : 22 Pledges paid : 16
MONTH AMOUNT TOTAL NUMBER OF PEOPLE VOUCHERS REDEEMED VOUCHERS
JANUARY $13,500 457 221 171 FEBRUARY $18,372 338 137 194
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE JANUARY
Pledges given : 12 Pledges paid : 12
Ages of Persons Served Race/Ethnicity of Persons Served Infant – 17 507 White/Anglo 73 18-64 667 African-American 767 65 and over 165 Hispanic/Latino 491 Asian 01 Other 07 Total 1339 Total 1339 Total number of households = 484
2017 YTD (Jan-Oct.)
Individuals Served: 16,509 Households Served: 6,008 Clothing Vouchers: 1,330 (3,543 people) Value of Vouchers: $56,550
Statistics for June
Individuals Served: 1626 Households Served: 640 Clothing Vouchers: 101 (260 people) Value of Vouchers: $4,340
Statistics for July
Individuals Served: 1581 Households Served: 551 Clothing Vouchers: 164 (423 people) Value of Vouchers: $6,960
Statistics for August
Individuals Served: 1372 Households Served: 489 Clothing Vouchers: 105 (244 people) Value of Vouchers: $3,540
Statistics for September
Individuals Served: 3874 Households Served: 1271 Clothing Vouchers: 131 (378 people) Value of Vouchers: $7,001
Statistics for October
Individuals Served: 1529 Households Served: 551 Clothing Vouchers: 186 (499 people) Value of Vouchers: $7,680
Statistics for December
Ages of Persons Served Race/Ethnicity of Persons Served Infant – 17 507 White/Anglo 84 18-64 746 African-American 739 65 and over 166 Hispanic/Latino 559 Asian 18 Other 19 Total 1419 = Total 1419 Total number of households = 468
End Of Year