Join us on Wednesday, June 14th from 12pm-1pm at the Houston Furniture Bank for this month’s HAHMP meeting – 8220 Mosley Rd., Houston, TX 77075.
This month we’ll be joined by guest speakers Minerva Perez, HFB Board Member & HAHMP Past President as well as Oli Mohammed, HFB Executive Director. *Bio’s below
After our meeting we will get a tour of the Houston Furniture Bank. HFB collects home furnishings and distributes them at no cost to families and individuals who have found housing through a social service agency or are assisted through a non-profit community organization.
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*Parking available in the front and on the left side of the building.
If you need to renew your membership or are interested in becoming a new member, please follow this link to do so now: http://hahmp.org/membership-application.
As always, your membership fees help support journalism and media students through the HAHMP scholarship fund. Thank you for your support!
MINERVA PEREZ is a Co-Host, Executive Producer, and Partner of the Multimedia “Latina Voices: Smart Talk”. She is also Owner/President of Minerva Perez Media, LLC, a video production/communications firm. Minerva became the first Latina news anchor at KTRK TV/ABC 13 in Houston, as well as at KTLA TV in Los Angeles. She has won two Golden Mike Awards, a Cesar Award, a Los Angeles Press Club Award, and three California Emmy nominations, as well as several awards and numerous accolades from community organizations. Minerva has also been featured in the textbook Juntos (Prentice Hall) as one of three Texan Hispanic role models, including the former Archbishop of San Antonio and the former HUD Secretary/Mayor of San Antonio. A Lone Star native, Ms. Perez grew up in the Rio Grande Valley and is a graduate of the University of Texas at Pan Am with a degree in Mass Communications/Spanish and continued studies at Rice University.
OLI MOHAMMED – Born and raised in Bangladesh, Oli completed his master’s degree in Political Science before joining the United Nations Environment Program in Kenya. His work there with a children’s orphanage was followed by a move to the United States, where Oli joined MHMRA of Harris County in 1991. “When I was a child, I read a book about the “glitter of new hope” that is America,” Oli explains. “Here at Houston Furniture Bank, we are working to make that hope available to everyone.” In 1992, he established a furniture donation program to serve families in the mental health system during their transition to independent living; ten years later, the program was established as an independent non-profit. Through all its transitions, Oli has provided the vision and determination to guide Houston Furniture Bank in its mission to serve those in need. Explaining his dedication to Houston Furniture Bank, Oli explains, “Day in and day out, there’s always that smile, the smile of ‘thank you’. Someone I’ve never seen before will stop me and give me a hug. It makes me feel like one of the luckiest men on the face of the planet!”