Cypress, TX News – NAM Receives $250,000 Gift From the Hamill Foundation For Building Campaign

Cypress, TX News (May 15, 2015) – Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) has received a $250,000 gift from the Hamill Foundation toward its Roots & Wings building campaign. The goal of the campaign is to raise $5,371,608 to build a new Retail and Training Center on NAM’s property. This gift brings the total raised to $4,905,460—91% of the way toward the campaign goal.

An architect’s rendering of Northwest Assistance Ministries’ planned Retail and Training Center. Thanks to a gift from the Hamill Foundation, the building campaign is now at 91% of its fundraising goal.

An architect’s rendering of Northwest Assistance Ministries’ planned Retail and Training Center. Thanks to a gift from the Hamill Foundation, the building campaign is now at 91% of its fundraising goal.

“The Hamill Foundation has been so generous to NAM, and we are thrilled to have their support for our building campaign as well,” said Carole Little, President & CEO of NAM. “Their gift pushed us past the 90% mark in our fundraising—a huge milestone—and infuses us with the energy we need to finish strong and make this vision a reality.”

The new Retail and Training Center will allow NAM to expand programs and services, particularly in the area of Workforce Development. By developing a robust training center, NAM will empower low-income families to attain a better quality of life through better paying jobs. The center will also provide a permanent home for the largest of NAM’s three resale stores, which together generate more than $1 million per year to help Neighbors in Need.

Construction of the Retail and Training Center will not begin until all funds have been raised. The Roots & Wings campaign is chaired by NAM Board members and donors Danny Rea and Mike Watford. NAM is honored to have received an endorsement for the Retail and Training Center from the Northwest Houston Chamber of Commerce.

The Hamill Foundation has been a major supporter of NAM since 1999, and also supports a number of other worthy causes in the community.