Make Mom Smile This Mother’s Day

Go the Extra Mile for Mom

Thousands of moms will go unrecognized in our community this Mother’s Day — too busy working a second job so there’s food on the table or caring for her family’s needs — all right here in our own backyard.

This May, partner with Second Mile to make a gift that will honor your mother, while helping a mother in need.

Donations at all levels will be acknowledged with a special letter to your honoree.

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14.

Go the extra mile for Mom.

 

Thank You for Supporting Second Mile’s 13th Annual Banquet & Silent Auction

At our annual banquet at Safari Texas Ranch Friday, April 7, generous supporters helped Second Mile raise $150,000 to provide services to people in need in Fort Bend County.

We honored Cliff & Karen Parker, who were inducted into Second Mile’s Hall of Faith.

We also reflected on the Brazos River Flood Recovery in 2016 after the major April and May 100-year flood events.

You can view photos of the event here.

Special thanks to our generous sponsors!

Olympic Sponsor
Sugar Creek Baptist Church
2nd Miler Sponsor
Flo Cook & Milton Flick
Miler Sponsors
The Birthday Gang
Harvey & Nancy Brannen
Chick-fil-A Bella Terra
The Church at Bethel’s Family
Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital
Parkway United Methodist Church
River Pointe Church
Sugar Land Baptist Church
Robert & Carol Wells
Sprinter Sponsors
9Round Richmond & Rosenberg
Darlene Bridges
The Bridge Fellowship
Bryan Calvin Smith Insurance
Bob & Karen Casares
Jeryl & Jimmy Collins
Jennifer & Reagan Daniels
The Exchange Club of Sugar Land
First Colony Church of Christ
The Fort Bend Church
Doug & Vicki Freede
Dave & Deby Goolsby
Donnie Pistorius & Angela Hodson-Pistorius
Houston’s First Baptist – Sienna
Keith & Delaine Johnson
Kilday Operating LLC
Larry & Rosemary Laird
Jaime & Blensy Mani
Arden Morley/Lookout Services
Dan & Michelle Newcomb
Jim & Dana Pratt
Redeemer Sugar Land
River Pointe Church – Missouri City
Sugar Lakes Family Practice
Sarah White
Jamey & Jennifer Webster
Western Pines Mobile Home Community

Christmas Toy Store 2016

In two days, 250 families were able to shop at the Christmas Toy Store at Second Mile. They appreciated the opportunity to purchase toys at highly discounted prices for their children. This event was made possible by generous donations from around the community.

Thanks to you…

Thanks to you this year:

  • 41,800 children, women and men who were hungry had food to eat.
  • 1,200 families started to recover after a catastrophic flood.

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And that’s only the beginning of all you did!

Please know food and basic needs are the first steps before so much more. When a neighbor faces trauma, she finds a listening ear from staff and volunteers. When he is desperate for work, he finds a path to get there.

You’ve helped your neighbors feel dignity and self-worth as image bearers of God. That is something powerful.

“I just wanted to feel peace. Now I feel peace,” a neighbor in great distress told us.

On behalf of the people you’ve served, thank you.

How You Can Help at Year End

Today, we’re launching our 2016 year-end campaign. Much like Black Friday helps retail stores reach the black, this campaign helps Second Mile reach the black for 2016. Our goal is to raise $193,649 to meet our operating budget and continue helping your neighbors in need.

Please click here to help a family in Fort Bend County.

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Ramona’s Story: She’s Ready to Change Lives

2016 eoy ramona portraitImagine getting your two boys ready for school. It’s the crack of dawn. You’re bumping into each other in the tiny motel room you’ve been staying in. Without this room, you would be homeless. Expenses have piled up. Your two jobs are not enough to make ends meet. This is Ramona’s* real-life story.

Her story is one of hardship. But it changes because God uses people like you.

Ramona had a calling to help people. She had left a long career as a corrections officer to move closer to family. Now, the family was struggling.  Her nephew suddenly passed away. Ramona helped pay for funeral expenses. One month later, Ramona’s own son needed heart surgery.

She came to Second Mile, for the same reason many people do. So her family would have food to eat. “My counselor was so warm and kind,” she said. “I appreciated the prayer.”

A conversation with a Second Mile staff member sparked Ramona to make a life-changing decision. Today, Ramona is on her way to becoming a law enforcement officer. She is excited knowing God can use her to influence many lives in this new role.

Would you like to help more families like Ramona’s?

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*not her real name

Catastrophic Flood Response – How You Can Help

Ongoing heavy rains and flooding are causing devastation for families throughout the county. This has particularly affected the Rosenberg, Richmond and Simonton areas. Our staff and volunteers are partnering with local organizations to provide food and supplies in vulnerable areas. We want to keep you informed as we keep our ears to the ground. We… Continue Reading

John’s Story

We were living not only from paycheck to paycheck but right down to the very last penny. I was in a depressed state. After taking the financial education class, I realized what things I could cut out. I  began to prioritize what we were paying and even refinanced my house. Now, we put away money… Continue Reading

What Happened in 2015

Would you like to see some highlights from 2015, thanks to your generosity? Major moments include: In March 2015, we launched the Neighbor Choice Food Pantry. Then in June, we launched The Opportunity Shop at Second Mile. Our free clinic continues to help people without resources. And Mobile Second Mile grew to 7 locations in its fourth year.… Continue Reading

Want to See How You’re Changing Lives?

Donna enjoyed a great life until tragedy hit, and she found herself and her 3 children homeless. Richard lost everything through a series of events, including health challenges and homelessness, all while expecting a third child with his partner. Francisco encountered depression, joblessness and bad company after losing his mother. Each shares how they found… Continue Reading