Tag Archives: spotlight

  • My Hurricane Harvey Story: Recovery Efforts Continue for Affected Families

    This story includes descriptions of flooding experienced during Hurricane Harvey. Like so many Houstonians, Esmeralda has a Hurricane Harvey story to tell. Two years ago, she was living right by Halls Bayou, at Parker by highway 59 in a four bedroom home with her daughter, a student at HCC, and her partner. Esmeralda and her […]

  • HFB Client Profile: Charlene

    “I didn’t do it for me, I did it for my kids.” Charlene has overcome many challenges to be where she is today. When her fiancé died suddenly two years ago, she and her four young children were left without a permanent home. The young family moved from house to house, staying with friends and […]

  • HFB Client Profile: Rachel Thomas

    The Power Of A Dresser: A Houston Furniture Bank Client Profile At Houston Furniture Bank, we are truly inspired by our clients. They are hopeful and hardworking individuals who have fought long and hard to achieve stability. Rachel Thomas is a heartwarming example of the clients who come in through our Furniture Distribution Center, and […]

  • HFB Staff Profile: Carye Blackwell

    Second Chance Hire Brings Bountiful Return to Houston Furniture Bank Carye Blackwell has been with Houston Furniture Bank for nearly two years. During that time, he has worked his way up from being an entry-level warehouse hire to becoming warehouse manager to taking over the administration of our Mattress Recycling Center. Wherever Carye has applied […]

  • HFB Client Profile: Brenda Rogers

    From homeless to a stable home, learn more about one client’s journey An enthusiastic “all of it!” was Brenda Rogers’s response when asked to name her favorite item of furniture for her new apartment. Brenda had just passed through Houston Furniture Bank’s (HFB) Distribution Center, selecting the essential furniture that would soon be hers. HFB […]

  • HFB Staff Profile: Flor Espinosa

    This month Houston Furniture Bank (HFB) is beginning a series of profiles highlighting the dedicated staff that makes our programs and services so successful! Meet Flor Espinosa, an expert  mattress maker and new member of the Houston Furniture Bank team. Flor has been been making mattresses for more than 20 years! In 2018, HFB purchased […]