Faith West is teaming up with Katy/Fort Bend Christian Magazines to hold their first annual Katy Resurrection Run on Good Friday, April 14, 2017. The two longstanding community partners aren’t doing it alone though. B&B Butchers and Restaurant is joining their cause by being the title sponsor for the event.
“We are excited to offer an event like this in Katy,” Joseph Menslage, Katy/Fort Bend Christian Magazines publisher and Katy Resurrection Run founder said. “Having B&B join us in our cause makes it even more exciting and gives us hope that the event will be even more of a success.”
B&B Butchers and Restaurant features a first-class neighborhood butcher shop that is popularly found in New York and a restaurant with an old-fashioned steakhouse menu. Benjamin Berg, B&B Butchers & Restaurant proprietor, is originally from New York and wanted to bring a dining spot like B&B to Houston.
“Houston has been extremely good to our business and my family,” Berg said. “As a New Yorker, it is hard to find a new home but Houston has definitely been a great transition in our lives.”
B&B opened in May of 2015 and is fashioning a reputation of not only excellent steak and cuisine, but also of giving. During the Houston Restaurant Weeks benefiting the Houston Food Bank, B&B raised enough funds to set the record for the largest single donation from a restaurant.
“Giving back to organizations like this and getting involved in the community is extremely important to us,” Berg said. “The community has done so much for us with their support and we want to give back.”
By partnering with Faith West and Katy/Fort Bend Christian Magazines, B&B will be supporting the many organizations Faith West’s Eagle Initiative supports. The Eagle Initiative is Faith West’s outreach to the community where they give Faith West camp and school scholarships, and partner with numerous community organizations to make a difference.
“Faith West is all about community,” Kirk Rightmire, Faith West public relations director said. “However we can, whether it is through education, outreach, connecting businesses and churches, or brining people together it has always been our goal to be a force in the community to benefit the people of Katy.”
Organizations the Eagle Initiative benefits include Caring 4 Katy, Good Shepherd, Sunshine Kids, and Sunshine Thru the Rain. The Eagle Initiative’s impact is far reaching as some of the organizations benefit children and families from downtown Houston to the greater area.
“We’ve never done anything to raise money for the Eagle Initiative before,” Rightmire said. “We’ve always reached out to business leaders in the community, churches and the Faith West families to support it. So we hope to make an even greater difference in the community with the funds raised from the event.”
Through the Eagle Initiative Faith West is able to open its many facilities like Camp West and Lake West to community organizations at no cost to host events and activities. This includes events like a Christmas experience for children within Child Protective Services (CPS) and a CPS adoption day where adoptions increased by 400%.
“Our commitment is to intentionally plant into the soil of this community,” Gary Kerr, Faith West founder said. “Whether by offering facilities to the amazing number of mobile churches in the Katy area, partnering with the Harris county foster child program, or supporting the Sunshine Kids… Faith West will continue to provide a needed environment for our great community.”