It was a special night for Save Our Streets Ministries.
The organization hosted its 10th annual banquet Tuesday night at its facility in Bryan.
It was a chance for community members to share a meal and fellowship.
The theme this year was "I will follow you."
S.O.S. Ministries invests in lives to rescue, restore and release families from a drug and gang infested environment.
Money raised from the banquet helps the ministry thrive.
About S.O.S. Ministries:
Save Our Streets Ministries began in late 1993, in an effort to combat the escalating gang tension that was so prevalent in the Bryan/College Station area at that time. Bryan/College Station experienced fifty gang related shootings, two of which resulted in death, the year the Ministry was founded. These numbers plummeted by a staggering 88 percent the following year, and have stayed around this number ever since.
It was obvious that what God was doing through S.O.S. Ministries was working, and the numbers proved it. Since that time, God has expanded the vision and influence of S.O.S, and what was started to primarily reach gang members has grown into a ministry that reaches every area of our city. New doors continue to open, providing new opportunities for the dedicated staff and volunteers of S.O.S. to continue sharing the message of hope, love, and salvation with the hopeless.
Today, S.O.S. partners with approximately 300 volunteers and over 75 churches and organizations to effectively take the love of Jesus Christ to the streets. We have regularly scheduled activities throughout the week, as well as various outreaches year round.