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MAM’s Luncheon Highlights our City’s Response to a Crisis

On September 27th, over 200 guests gathered for the 5th Annual MAM Overcoming Obstacles to pay homage to the resiliency of our Houston residents during Hurricane Harvey. The event, which took place at The Ballroom at Bayou Place, began with a presentation honoring 33 MAM Member Churches who went above and beyond to answer the call for help from their neighbors.

President and CEO Martha Macris led a prayer offering for the attending pastors, signifying their extraordinary efforts to help the community during this life-altering crisis. Thirty-five years ago, local churches formed MAM to care for the most vulnerable families in our community. Their leadership, then and now, inspires us as we continue to serve together.

City of Houston’s Chief Recovery Officer Marvin Odum served as Keynote Speaker

and provided a wealth of information on the vast amount of work that has been accomplished to help the Hurricane Harvey victims, as well as to assure our safety from natural water disasters moving forward.

Guests learned more about how MAM used its client programs and philosophy of service to help nearly 2,000 victims of Hurricane Harvey, as well as meet a client who utilized lessons learned in the Employment Services program to obtain a well paying job in his chosen profession of engineering.

Emcee Chris Chandler and his wife Fiona chaired the luncheon and offered appreciation for our sponsors, including:

  • Presenting Sponsors EnCap Investments and GeoSouthern Energy

  • Presenting Underwriters Phillips Family Foundation, Janice & Erich Teske, and Barb & Bob Zorich

  • Faith Community Underwriters Doris & Terry Looper and Kelly & Bill Von Gonten

  • and many more!

The luncheon raised nearly $500,000 and will allow MAM to continue helping families rebuild their lives after a crisis and remain stable in the future.

Take a look at our video honoring our Member Congregations!

View photos from the event on the MAM Facebook page!

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