Young Professionals Happy Hour
Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Fuego’s Saloon (817 Durham Drive Houston, TX 77007)
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Join the Young Professionals of Family Houston for happy hour to learn how you can help families in Houston overcome hardships! Guests who commit to joining the young professionals group can do so with a discounted suggested donation of $15 and a free drink ticket. This event presents an opportunity for attendees to hear from the Young Professionals Board and mingle with employees and volunteers of Family Houston over small bites and drinks.
Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Family Houston’s central location (4625 Lillian St. Houston, TX 77007)
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Stop by our central location before or after work (8:00 am – 9:30 am or 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm) to get to know our programs, Board, and staff while enjoying some light bites and refreshments!
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the Briar Club
More information for sponsorship and ticket sales coming soon
Thank you to everyone who supported the 2018 annual Pillars of Strength Luncheon!
Family Houston recently held their annual luncheon, Pillars of Strength, at the Briar Club. The luncheon opened with an invocation by Aric Harding, the viral sensation who played the piano in knee deep water in his house after Hurricane Harvey, and his son, Rylor. The event emcee, Gina Gaston Elie, from ABC-13 kept the crowd engaged while adding auctioneer to her extensive resume.
The highlight of the event was a client speaker who shared her experience with Family Houston, and how the organization assisted her and her family through recovery after Hurricane Harvey. The speaker’s Family Houston counselor, Jorge Mendoza, joined her on stage. Following the client testimonial, the featured speaker, the Honorable Ed Emmett Harris County Judge, spoke about the ongoing effects of Hurricane Harvey and the related mental health issues.
The honoree was Jeff Lindner, Harris County Flood Control District Meteorologist, thanks to his exceptional efforts during and after Hurricane Harvey. Family Houston presented Jeff with a proclamation from the City of Houston and Mayor Turner, stating May 2, 2018 as Jeff Lindner day.
The event raised over $138,000 with over 250 attendees. The event was chaired by Shannon Hall and Marcus Sloan, owners of the high-end boutique, sloan/hall, and presenting sponsors were Jill and Bill Carter and BDO USA, LLP. Family Houston wants to thank everyone who supported the event to make it a success.
Click here to view the photos from Pillars of Strength taken by Daniel Ortiz.