Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM)’s Chief Advancement Officer Brian Carr discuss the great work they are doing to help people going through hell during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Brian Carr told us about the genesis of his organization, Northwest Assistance Ministries. Most importantly, he gave us some real-life stories that illustrated the humanity of the organization and its ability to adjust to the present needs.
Who is Northwest Assistance Ministries?
Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) is a nonprofit, community-based, multi-program social service agency that strives to meet basic human needs through Neighbors Helping Neighbors. NAM assists in areas including food, shelter, health, education, safety, and financial education.
Our service area covers over 660 square miles of northwest Harris County, an area with over 1,500,000 residents.
NAM’s mission is to strive to meet basic human needs through Neighbors Helping Neighbors.
NAM’s vision, grounded in its mission and true to its values, is a community in which Neighbors care for Neighbors through collaborative efforts with area congregations, community partners, donors, and volunteers. Resources are pooled and leveraged to meet basic needs and to help individuals regain their self-sufficiency, thereby creating a safer and more stable community for all.
NAM’s values include: maintaining a strong commitment to its mission of meeting basic human needs through Neighbors Helping Neighbors; fostering a spirit of respect and charity; striving for excellence in all areas of service; and strengthening connections with its spiritual, funding, and volunteer partners.
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