5th Annual Fort Bend Empty Bowls fundraising event honors The George Foundation

Congressman Pete & Nancy Olson

Congressman Pete & Nancy Olson

The Grand Ballroom at Safari Texas Ranch was full of excitement and energy on Friday, March 28th at the 5th Annual Fort Bend Empty Bowls fundraiser, as over 600 guests mingled about; shopping through hundreds of auction items, browsing the hand-painted “empty” bowls, platters, mugs and pet dishes, while sampling tasty soups generously provided by  area restaurants.

The 5th Annual Fort Bend Empty Bowls event raised a record $80,000 to benefit East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry. “We are thrilled by the outpouring of support from the community. This year’s event was our most successful fundraiser ever. The money raised will go a long way to help our neighbors in need,” said Connie Esposito, event chairperson.

Guests enjoyed tasting delicious soups from 12 area restaurants. Black-After dinner things got movin’ and groovin’ with lively entertainment provided by the Harbor Light Choir.

Don and Laurel Wenzel, Dee Koch,  Roger Adamson, Susan and Bill Jameson

Don and Laurel Wenzel, Dee Koch,
Roger Adamson, Susan and Bill Jameson

The evening included a special tribute to The George Foundation for decades of support to Fort Bend non-profits. Since its establishment, The George Foundation has funded over $165 million to worthy non-profit organizations, empowering Fort Bend residents and strengthening our community.

Another featured part of the event was the moving and powerful story shared by a special woman who was once assisted by East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry. She eloquently spoke of how, at the most difficult time in her life, EFBHNM was there to lend a helping hand which kept her from being evicted from her home and provided food for her family. Even more than that, she spoke of the hope and strength she gained from the care and compassion she received at the Ministry, which she credits to helping her to turn her life around.

For more information about EFBHNM or to make a tax deductible donation visit www.HumanNeeds.org

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