Katy, TX News (May 13, 2014) – Compassion Katy and Houston Habitat for Humanity announced they have formed a partnership to begin a program in Katy, Texas. Compassion Katy Executive Director Diane Walker and Houston Habitat for Humanity Development Manager Jerry Kovaly made the announcement following recent discussions between the two organizations.
“We are completely thrilled,” stated Walker. “The opportunity to partner with a great team like Houston Habitat to bless a Katy family with a decent, affordable place to live offers a great opportunity to make dreams come true and share Christ’s love.”
Compassion Katy is a registered not-for-profit (501c3) organization committed to developing and mobilizing partnerships between churches and the community within Katy, Texas to serve in the name of Jesus. Houston Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities, and hope.
“This partnership offers a unique opportunity for Houston Habitat,” Kovaly said. “Not only are we extending our reach beyond geographical Houston, but in joining with Compassion Katy we are mobilizing a community through its churches’ volunteers, partners and supporters.”
While both organizations are labeling this initial collaboration a pilot program, the Board of Directors for Compassion Katy recently voted to provide a 5-year commitment to the Houston Habitat partnership. “This vote simply reaffirms Compassion Katy’s longstanding and continued commitment to impacting our community and our long-term vision for this Houston Habitat partnership,” Walker commented.
Compassion Katy and Houston Habitat for Humanity have scheduled a joint informational town hall meeting on Sunday, May 18 at 6:00 pm at Saint Peter’s United Methodist Church, 20775 Kingsland Boulevard in Katy to discuss their partnership and the Katy program. Those interesting in participating in, or partnering with the program are welcome to attend this open and free event.