Category Archives: Houston

Houston Bohras Launch “Happy Nests” Initiative to Reduce Plastic Waste

Volunteer moms from the Dawoodi Bohra Community of Houston recently launched Happy Nests, the local chapter of a global initiative to reuse and upcycle plastic that would otherwise accumulate in landfills, and to generate awareness about the damage plastic does to the environment. It is a widely-known fact, that out of all the plastic we…

Dawoodi Bohras “Rise Against Hunger” In Partnership With Life Path Church

December 15, 2020 Over 90 volunteers from both faiths unite to provide 20,000 meals for vulnerable people On Sunday, the Dawoodi Bohra community of Houston partnered with Life Path Church to host a “Rise Against Hunger” event in which over 90 volunteers assembled to pack 20,000 meals for local homeless and hungry people. The Dawoodi…

PORTER DENTIST OFFERS FREE ORAL CANCER SCREENINGS FOR FIREFIGHTERS

October 14, 2020 The Courier of Montgomery County As a thank you to local first responders, Porter Family Dentistry is offering free oral cancer screenings to firefighters in Montgomery County for the next several weeks. The screenings will be held on Fridays when the office is usually closed so that firefighters don’t have to wait….

Bohras Join Keep Irving Beautiful Programme

The Dawoodi Bohras of Irving joined the city’s Keep Irving Beautiful programme by adopting a spot in South Irving which they pledged to maintain regularly. As part of the community’s Project Rise initiative across the world, members engage in various cleanup drives and partner with other organisations to promote environmental responsibility and awareness. The Keep…

Young Conservationists Participate in Houston Tree Planting Drive

On Saturday the 29th of February, 2020, school going children from the Houston Bohra community took part in a tree planting drive titled I Speak for Trees. The event was organised by a nonprofit known as The Mission Continues, which empowers veterans to continue their service, and empowers communities with veteran talent, skills and preparedness…

Neighbourhood Cleanup Programme in Houston

On Saturday the 29th of February, 2020, as part of the sustained Neighbourhood Cleanup Programme, a cleanup activity was undertaken in and around the Mohammedi Masjid complex in Houston by community members and neighbours. In 2016, the Dawoodi Bohra community in Houston partnered with the neighbouring Lifepath Church and Mustafa Masjid to start the Neighbourhood…

HOUSTON TEENS LAUNCH STARTUP TO SUPPORT COFFEE FARMERS IN YEMEN

The Daily Telescope Houston-Local brothers Hasan and Hussain Rangwala have launched Al-Zahra, an innovative coffee startup with a charitable mission at its heart. Al-Zahra was created after the brothers learned about a farming crisis while visiting Yemen a few years back. The company plans to target Yemen’s narcotic production by supporting its coffee production instead,…

MAYOR TURNER RECOGNISES COMMUNITY’S EFFORTS TO ELIMINATE WASTE

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner was welcomed by Prince Malekulashtar Shujauddin on his visit to the city’s Dawoodi Bohra masjid complex on July 22, 2019 to recognise the community’s commitment to end food waste and foster environmental sustainability initiatives. U.S. Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia and Texas State Representative Gina Calanni joined the mayor at the community’s annual…