The Hebrew Free Loan Association of Houston will be having a Kosher dinner and guest speaker event at 6pm on Sunday, December 16th at the Torch Centre.
This year’s exciting guest speaker is Pulitzer Prize nominee Hank Moore, who will speak on “Houston Community Legends.” He will be discussing material from his books “Houston Legends,” “Non-Profit Legends,” and his latest book, “The Big Picture of Business.”
HFLA has already lent out over $270,000 in 2018. This included:
$148,500 in normal loans, for needs such as:
- Jewish Life Cycle Events
- Student loans
- Credit card debt
- Business loans
- Emergency Travel
- Car Purchases
$108,500 Harvey related loans to individuals and businesses
$15,000 Harvey related loans to Jewish institutions
HFLA is trying to increase the amount of student loans provided as well as loans associated with Jewish life cycle events.
HFLA has been around since the 1930’s with the philosophy to help those in need by giving them an interest-free loan instead of a charitable handout. This is considered the highest form of charity in Judaism. It maintains the dignity of the person looking for financial help by giving them an opportunity to pay back their confidential loan, rather than forcing him or her to be viewed as a burden on the community.
There are many charitable organizations. Houstonians are urged to support HFLA and the Jews in our local community.
For more details on the Hebrew Free Loan Association of Houston go to www.hfla.net.