I’m so proud of the people I worship with. They saw a dire need in the area surrounding our church building a few years ago after a local social services organization closed its doors, so they stepped in and started helping out as they could, eventually creating an amazing locally-driven non-profit resource. The Houston Northwest Community Center is only about five years old and is probably best known for its neighborhood food pantry, but it also hosts GED and English as a Second Language classes for neighbors in the area. In the summer, HNWCC provides day camp activities for children and now it’s starting up an after school reading and learning program for middle schoolers.
It takes more than good will and good hearts to keep an organization like this running, and just this past weekend, HNWCC hosted its third annual Boots, Buckles & Bolos Fundraising Gala.
What a lovely evening. I got to hang out with some great friends and make even more new friends over good food, fun and games, and of course a competitive live and silent auction — all to raise money for the programs at the center.
While HNWCC is heavily based on and around the campus of Bear Creek United Methodist Church, it is not strictly a church-ministry. It’s a community organization dependent upon widespread support from , health and civic organizations, other churches, scout troops, etc. And they would be THRILLED for you to become involved as well. To learn more about HNWCC and how you can help, just visit their website by clicking anywhere on this page where it says HNWCC!
Here are a few photographs from the gala evening. To see more, CLICK HERE
Looks like fun, doesn’t it? Learn more about how YOU can get involved by visiting HNWCC.org or just come on out to Bear Creek UMC any Sunday morning to get acquainted with these smiling faces in person!
Check out the rest of the photos from the Gala HERE — and order your favorites to help provide support for the wonderful programs of HNWCC