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Meet Memorial Assistance Ministries’ New CEO: Sonja Gee

Original article from the Spring Branch District website. Sonja Gee brings a passion for asset-based community building and an entrepreneurial spirit into her new leadership role at Memorial Assistance Ministries. Stepping into the role of President and CEO at this Spring Branch non-profit, Gee has eagerly taken the reigns to continue serving the community with an emphasis on empowerment. “It’s great to work in an organization that is so established in the community,” says Gee. Memorial Assistance Ministries was founded in the 1980s, when local churches sought to respond to the financial downturn that cost thousands of people their employment. Churches banded together and pooled their resour

MAM Selected as Aetna Voices of Health Competition Finalist

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 9, 2019, Houston, TX – Memorial Assistance Ministries (MAM) has been selected as a finalist in Aetna’s 2019 Voices of Health Campaign, celebrating grassroots non-profit organizations across the country that are working to address social determinants of health in their communities. A competition of online voting will be available to the public between September 9 – October 13 at All organizations participating in this year’s Voices of Health competition, including MAM were selected in April, during a public nomination period. Aetna will be awarding $20,000 to the organization tha

MAM resale shop instrumental in changing 25,000 lives last year

ABC13's Steve Campion and HTX+ visits the resale shop that is turning donations into a way to empower those seeking jobs. By Steve Campion Tuesday, September 3, 2019 HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A resale shop in Spring Branch is helping change lives. Memorial Assistance Ministries, known as MAM, started its work back in 1983 after an oil bust left Houstonians looking for help. It uses donations and money made from the store to help fund its programs. MAM offers everything from rent assistance to citizenship classes. "People also went to churches for help for food money, transportation, and rent. The churches quickly realized the need was far beyond their capability," said Martha Macris with

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