Tomball Emergency Assistance Ministries launches benevolence network, looks for community partners

Tomball Emergency Assistance Ministries is rolling out its Tomball Benevolence Network to provide assistance to residents in need in the Greater Tomball area.

Tomball Emergency Assistance Ministries is rolling out its Tomball Benevolence Network to provide assistance to residents in need in the Greater Tomball area.

Tomball Emergency Assistance Ministries will formally introduce its Tomball Benevolence Network initiative—a program that connects residents in need to resources and services available throughout the Greater Tomball area—during an inaugural fundraising and awareness event April 14.


TEAM, a nonprofit organization, provides food, clothing and financial aid to residents in need in the Greater Tomball area. According to 2016 estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau, 19.1 percent of people in the city of Tomball earned income below the poverty level in the 12 months prior.


“TEAM’s goal is to move beyond a ‘hand out’ relief ministry to a ‘hand up’ restorative developmental ministry to our neighbors,” TEAM officials said in a statement. “To do that, however, we need the help of many of our neighbors who can provide help well beyond ‘emergency assistance’ that has been TEAM’s hallmark since its founding in 1985.”


TEAM is looking to partner with businesses, schools, churches and individuals who can supply resources and services to residents in need, according to a statement. These partnerships will create a network of assistance options for TEAM’s clients.


According to a statement, resources are provided to individuals vetted by TEAM caseworkers. To grow the TBN, TEAM is looking for community partners who can supply services, such as repairs, tutoring, lawn maintenance and workforce development, for low-income, elderly, disabled or other individuals eligible for community assistance. Financial donations are also needed to grow TEAM’s service ability.


Community partners interested in joining the TBN can contact TBN Community Liason Karen Guiles at
karen.guiles@teamtomball.com, visit www.teamtomball.com, or attend TEAM’s ticketed event on April 14.



April 14


'In the heart of Tomball'
The event includes games, live and silent auctions, dinner and presentations about TEAM's work and the TBN. 5:30-9 p.m. $100. Rosehill Collection, 20015 FM 2920, Tomball. 281-351-6700. www.teamtomball.com/tickets
By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball | Magnolia & Conroe | Montgomery

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor for the Tomball|Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.



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