Hurricane Harvey Heroes Saluted at a Fancy Gala: Houston Strong and Then SomeBY Shelby Hodge // 05.15.18
Jasmeeta Singh, Mayor Sylvester Turner, Carol Peña
Bashar & Brigitte Kalai, Gwen & Ed Emmett
Jim McIngvale, Neil Bush, Martin B. Cominsky
Susan Biggio, Tehmina Masud
Doug & Winell Herron
Rudy & Debbie Festari
Swatantra & Dr. Bimla Jain
Arthur & Philamena Baird
Neil Bush, Shaukat Zakaria, Mayor Sylvester Turner, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, State Rep. Gene Wu
Sippi Khurana, Debbie Festari, Brigitte Kalai
What: Interfaith Ministries Tapestry Gala
Where: Hilton Americas-Houston
PC Moment: The celebration of “Heroes of Harvey” saluted three city/community leaders who lived the “Houston Strong” motto throughout the Hurricane Harvey disaster. Taking bows for their steadfast leadership and generosity were Mayor Sylvester Turner, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale. Also honored were four volunteers, heroes in their own right, from four of Interfaith Ministries’ programs: Meals on Wheels, Refugee Services, Interfaith Relations & Community Partnerships, and Volunteer Houston.
Maria and Neil Bush served as honorary chairs of the evening that raised more than $500,000.
Who: Brigitte and Bashar Kalai, Sippi and Ajay Khurana, Susan Boggio, Dr. Bimla and Swantantra Jain, Philamena and Arthur Baird, Nihala and Shaukat Zakaria, Debbie and Rudy Festari, State Rep. Gene Wu, Winell and Doug Herron and Interfaith Ministries president and CEO Martin B. Cominsky.