Is an event born of a vision from a partner church in New York City.
Pastor Steven Dilla, along with a few other community churches, pooled their resources and went to an impoverished neighborhood in the lower East side of Manhattan.
Together they put on an incredible block party ... with a purpose!
The purpose was to provide hope, love, and community through tangible needs.
They provided food, music, haircuts, face painting and bibles.
It is a party that the people in that community look
forward to every year!
The goal of Refresh BISD is to provide hope to the families of the community
by connecting them to resources that will enrich their lives.
Our first annual Refresh NRH took place on August 22, 2015.
Over 2,700 attended. We gave away: 1,943 school supply kits, 1,383 backpacks, 22 hairdressers did 200 haircuts. 1,000 snow cones, 164 eye exams, 40 referrals to school nurses, 200 bibles were given out, 15 zero down/low interest loands were started, 17 children were enrolled for insurance. YMCA connected 5 families to youth sports and gave out scholarship infomration.
We are grateful to 9 schools, 20 churches, 22 community resources organizations, 26 local businesses, over 500 volunteers, Birdville Independent School District, and numerous sponsors and financial supporters.
Our 2nd annual Refresh BISHtook place on August 13, 2016.