The Houston Chapter of Safari Club International, in partnership with the Star of Hope Mission will be helping to feed over 250 of Houston’s homeless community. On Thursday, December 11th, local hunters will not only be volunteering their time to help prepare and serve this important meal, but they will have donated approximately 160 pounds of venison for the main course. In addition, SCI Houston will make a cash donation of $2,500 to Star of Hope to help it continue its mission in the Houston community.
Since 1989, SCI and its local chapters have sponsored the Sportsmen Against Hunger Program through the SCI Foundation. Aimed at partnering with community food banks and institutions that help those in the community who need it most, the Sportsmen Against Hunger Program allows hunters to share their annual wild game harvest. “SCI and hunters in general have a long and proud history of supporting conservation and working to better their communities,” said Bill Pullen, President of SCI Houston. “Working together with an organization like Star of Hope, is just one of the ways we share with those less fortunate, particularly during the holiday season.” “The assistance we receive from organizations like SCI Houston is critical to our success in helping to meet the needs of the homeless,” said Hank Rush, President and CEO of the Star of Hope Mission.