BLP is an active participant in the local communities at which are headquarters and branches throughout the United States are located. The following is a list of some of the charities we support and would encourage you to consider supporting.
Vita-Living, Inc. of Houston is a a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that provides long term comprehensive care and support services for adults and children who have intellectual and developmental disabilities such as mental retardation and cerebral palsy. Vita-Living is recognized as a leading proponent of integrated community living and an expert in the care of individuals with complex disabilities and behavioral challenges. Our CEO David Bishop serves as Chairman of the Board. For more information, visit the Vita-Living website.
Boys and Girls Country is a Christian Home, providing children from families in crisis with love, security, a sense of self-worth, and opportunities to prepare them for a successful life. For more information, visit the Boys and Girls Country website.
Wounded Warrior Project™ (WWP) exists to honor and empower Wounded Warriors who incurred service-connected injures on or after September 11, 2001. With the mission to honor and empower Wounded Warriors, WWP is the hand extended to encourage warriors as they adjust to their new normal and achieve new triumphs. Offering a variety of programs and services, WWP is equipped to serve warriors with every type of injury – from the physical to the invisible wounds of war. For more information about the Wounded Warrior Project, visit the Wounded Warrior Project website.
Star of Hope is a Christ-centered community dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless men, women and their children. Positive life changes are encouraged through structured programs which focus on spiritual growth, education, employment, life management and recovery from substance abuse. SOH is funded through public and private donations, the United Way, churches, civic/community groups, corporations, grants and foundations. In addition, SOH is assisted by more than 11,000 volunteers. For more information, visit the Star of Hope Mission website.
Since 1881, the American Red Cross has been the nation's premier emergency response organization. As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters. Over the years, the organization has expanded its services, always with the aim of preventing and relieving suffering. For more information on the American Red Cross, visit the American Red Cross website.
The Salvation Army, an international movement, describes itself as an evangelical movement and part of the "universal" Christian Church. It has a quasi-military structure and was founded in 1865 in the United Kingdom as the East London Christian Mission by William and Catherine Booth. It is well known for its evangelical, social and charitable work. The Salvation Army seeks to bring Christian salvation to the poor, destitute and hungry by meeting both their physical and spiritual needs, but its ministry extends to all, regardless of ages, gender, color or creed. For more information, visit The Salvation Army website.
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. For nearly a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through nearly a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society. For more information, visit the Boy Scouts of America website.
Houston Food Bank is a private non-profit organization founded in 1982 in Houston, Texas that provides food and other products to 400 hunger relief agencies in southeast Texas. The Houston Food Bank’s goal is to distribute 40 million pounds of product will help feed 35,000 people everyday. The organization's goals are reached through the community support of volunteering, food drives, monetary donations, and partnerships. For more information, visit the Houston Food Bank website.