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SCI Houston Chapter – Feeding the Hungry

SCI HOUSTON, the local chapter of Safari Club International, in partnership with the Star of Hope Mission will be helping to feed more than 250 of Houston’s homeless community on Thursday, December 11th from 4-6:30PM. Local hunters and members of SCI Houston will not only be volunteering their time to help prepare and serve the evening meal on the 11th but are donating the venison to prepare the meal. In addition, SCI Houston will be making a cash donation of $2500.00 to assist the Star of Hope in carrying out its important mission in our community.

Since 1989, SCI and its local chapters have sponsored the Sportsmen Against HungerTM program through the SCI Foundation. The program is aimed at partnering with local food banks and institutions like the Star of Hope to allow hunters to share a portion of their wild game harvest with those in need in the community. For the event on December 11th at the Star of Hope, local hunters will donate approximately 160 pounds of venison for the meal.   Rowdy and Dena Woodson of R&D Processing/Woods and Water Taxidermy have generously donated the venison processing.

“SCI and hunters have a long and proud history of supporting conservation and working to better their communities,” said Bill Pullen, President of SCI Houston. “Working together with an organization like the Star of Hope is just one way we have of sharing with those less fortunate, particularly during this holiday season.”

With a local homeless population in Houston of more than 9000, the Star of Hope provides food, shelter and structured recovery programs for nearly 1200 men, women and children without homes every day.  Each week, the Mission serves more than 15,000 meals.

“The assistance we receive from organizations like SCI Houston -especially during the holidays – is critical to our success in helping to meet the needs of the homeless”, said Hank Rush, President and CEO of the Star of Hope Mission. “We want to thank SCI for their generosity and support.”

Story contributed by Mike Jines, Sportsmen Against Hunger Chair, SCI Houston Chapter

If you would like to help serve, or can donate venison for this event, please contact Mike Jines, sportsmenagainsthunger@scihouston.org or call (281) 932-3657.

Program Highlights

Through a myriad of SCI Chapter-driven humanitarian services programs SCI Foundation, SCI Chapters and individual SCI members demonstrate the highest levels of philanthropy by directly reaching out to people in need throughout the whole world.

SCI Foundation Humanitarian Services Pathfinder program recently received a $25,000 donation from an anonymous donor.   The donation makes it possible to fund Pathfinder Award winner hunts and provide grants to SCI Chapter pathfinder hunts.

Veterans Committee members visited Walter Reed Hospital May 6 to greet and thank wounded military personnel going through rehab.  Committee members distributed gifts.   Another group of committee members participated in the Laying of the Wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown in Arlington Cemetery.

Grants to SCI Chapters:  $7,200 has been awarded to chapters for humanitarian activities that assisted 700 people.

Chapters have reported collectively donating 22,200 lbs. of game meat this year for Sportsmen Against Hunger events.

The Pathfinder Committee awarded $54,688 to SCI Chapters in support of events held in their areas.  Collectively, they reports a total of 765 people participating in the events.

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