Standing with the new truck from left are Zak and Randy Finlay of Southern Star Signs & Graphics; Angela Lynch and Heather Archer of Woodforest National Bank; Humble Rotary President-elect Oran Bain; Humble Rotary President Susan Brodbeck; Humble Rotary President-nominee Pam McNair, HAAM Board President Devon Alexander; Humble ISD Superintendent Dr. Guy Sconzo, who is a Rotarian as well as a HAAM board member; and inside the truck is HAAM Executive Director Millie Garrison.

Many people in the community donate items to Humble Area Assistance Ministries, better known as HAAM, but not all are aware that HAAM will pick up larger items.

While people can always drop items off at the HAAM Resale Store and Black Cat Junction, some larger items would not make it to the shops without this service.

The funds these stores generate are largely what keeps HAAM able to serve those in need throughout the community.

Thanks to generous donations from Woodforest National Bank and the Humble Intercontinental Rotary Club, this service will continue for years to come.

When HAAM recently found itself in dire need of a new truck, these organizations came through in a big way. After the funds were in hand, HAAM needed to find the right truck to get the job done, and that's when Randall Reed's Planet Ford stepped in.

“They looked all over Texas for just the perfect truck and they gave us the best deal we could have hoped for,” said Millie Garrison, HAAM executive director.

“We are just so thankful to Woodforest National Bank and Humble Rotary for their generous donations, making it possible for us to continue picking up large items from donors, as well as large food donations from places such as Kroger and Walmart,” said Garrison. “And we are also very grateful for the continued support from the community as they donate their items and shop at our stores. We would never be able to serve as many people as we do without this wonderful community.”

Southern Star Signs and Graphics owner Randy Finlay donated the graphics and logos on the new truck.

To schedule pickup of larger items, call 281-446-3663, ext. 127.

The HAAM Resale Store is located next the Humble Post Office at 1204 First Street in Humble. Black Cat Junction is in Kingwood at 22310 Loop 494.

Both stores are open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

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