Mission of Love Raises $180,000 for Catholic Charities’ Mamie George Community Center in Fort Bend County

2019 Mission of Love honored former Fort Bend County Commissioner James Patterson

(from left) Event co-chair Shanda Conroy and chair Jan Bethancourt honored former Fort Bend County Commissioner James Patterson at the Mission of Love gala benefitting the Mamie George Community Center, with center executive director Gladys Brumfield James.

RICHMOND – Generous Fort Bend County supporters generated $180,000 for Catholic Charities’ services at Mamie George Community Center (MGCC) at the sixth annual Mission of Love event on September 12, 2019 at the Safari Texas Ranch in Richmond.

The annual dinner and fundraising gala honored long-time Fort Bend County resident and former county commissioner James Patterson.

“James Patterson truly understands the heart of the organization and its mission,” said Gladys Brumfield, MGCC executive director. “We appreciate all that he has done for the Fort Bend community.”

The Mamie George Community Center is the Fort Bend County hub for social services through Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency. MGCC serves seniors, women veterans, young parents and low income families who need food and financial assistance.

The Mission of Love event supports vital services in Fort Bend County. Seniors benefit from hot nutritious meals served every weekday, art classes, group exercise and other wellness activities. Families and individuals visit Trini’s Market, a food pantry with grocery store-style shopping, in addition to receiving financial assistance. Women veterans work through life challenges through interaction with peers. Parents attend classes to learn how to raise healthy, happy children.

Those who were unable to attend Mission of Love but still wish to support Catholic Charities Mamie George Community Center and the services provided in Fort Bend County may donate at Mission of Love.