If you would like to request a mission from the Houston Ground Angels please use the Request Mission Form in the Missions section or click here to Contact Us:
NOTE: We only provide transportaion to patients who fly into or out of one of the Houston metroplex airports.
IF you would like to volunteer as a Houston Ground Angel but not able to be a volunteer who provides ground transportation to and from the various airports around Houston. We have many other opportunities for you to serve.
For patients undergoing long-term treatment for serious illnesses, transportation can be a major hurdle between them and the help they need. Jimmy Frels, technical field operations supervisor in Gas Operations, helps relieve their worries by volunteering with the Houston Ground Angels. He is one of many CenterPoint Energy employees who give their time and effort to help people in need throughout the company’s territory.
Frels GIVEs through the Houston Ground Angels ....>>More
"I began volunteering with the American Cancer Society in a very similar program, Road to Recovery, but needed to find a program that offered a little more flexibility. I was introduced to the Ground Angels about eight years ago and found that this program better fit my schedule."
Thank you Jimmy, for volunteering with HGA.
Without you and others like you we could not be Who We Are and do What We Do!
MD Anderson Messenger Magazine! July/August 2012
Congratulations to Ground Angel Ruthanne Bowser who was featured in the July/August 2012 addition of the Messenger magazine published by MD Anderson Cancer Center for their employees, retirees and their families six times a year.
Ruthanne joined HGA in August of 2009 and since that time has completed more than 338 missions. This year alone she is averaging almost 20 missions per month. Wow!
We calculate the miles our volunteers travel on a one way scale from origin to destination and we also estimate the time they spend with each patient using an average speed for the total one way miles. This year so far Ruthanne has driven over 3,500 miles and spent more than 89 hours with patients on board. Wow!
Thank you Ruthanne for your continued willingness to help those in need and for being one of our most valued volunteers!
Without you and others like you we could not be Who We Are and do What We Do!
CenterPoint Energy GIVE Program! July 2012
Frank Schoener & Dayton E. Zimmermann
Frank Schoener (left) presents a check from the CenterPoint Energy Give program on his behalf to Dayton Zimmermann (Executive Director).
joined HGA back in March of 2009 and since that time has completed over 300 missions. In his first year alone with HGA he completed 64 missions and he has already completed 68 missions as of July this year.
What an amazing volunteer and friend of HGA.
Thanks Frank for making us Who We Are and What We Do!
If you would like to volunteer or if you are a volunteer already and your company or business has a Volunteer Give program, Please check into their GIVE program(s) to see if you too qualify like Frank did.
HGA is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization and we can continue to do What We Do only if we can finance the process through the kind gifts of individuals, organizations and the various grants that we apply for and are accepted for.
Patients & Frank
"I started volunteering for the Houston Ground Angels a little over three years ago.
After researching HGA, I found that we are everything we say we are. The hours and days are very flexible, as we do missions when we have the time - morning or evening.
I guess now I've got friends in several new states. I do know that we're appreciated for providing free transportation for the patients.
However, more importantly, the chit chat going on to and from the airports acts as a morale booster for the patients."
Who We Are & What We Do!
Mommy & Joseph
"Are you sure you want to get on the roller coaster buddy it's going to be scary?" Yes Mommy, I'm not scared"
Those were the words my five year old son, Joseph, said to me on our trip to San Antonio in late July 2011. One week later after seeing 3 different doctors the Retina Specialist in El Paso confirmed his diagnosis of Retinoblastoma which is a malignant eye tumor that affects approximately 300 children in the United States each year.
On a limb, I called Houston Ground Angels for travel assistance on September 14, 2011.
Karen Cocker, an MD Anderson patient, discusses how she found the Houston Ground Angels and what their services mean to her.
Award's / News
An award is something given to a person or a group of people to recognize excellence in a certain field. Awards are often signified by trophies, titles, certificates, commemorative plaques, medals, badges, pins, or ribbons.
The Houston Ground Angels have received various awards for our outstanding service and commitment to Who We Are and What We Do!.....>>More
I was privileged to have had my name submitted for this volunteer honor. Driving for Houston Ground Angels is one of the most important and fulfilling things I do.
Mayor's Volunteer Houston Awards 2012
May 1, 2012.
HGA Executive Director Dayton Zimmerman shown with Mayor Annise D. Parker accepting the award given to HGA Volunteer Claudia Burch for Outstanding Volunteer Service.
Claudia has completed over 340 missions since joining HGA in August 2009.
Thanks to Claudia and all of our Volunteers.
News is the communication of information on current events which is presented by print, broadcast, Internet, or word of mouth to a third party or mass audience.
The Houston Ground Angels have been recognized and honored by various news papers in print and the internet for Who We Are and What We Do!.....>>More
We receive many cards, letters and donations from many of our patients thanking Houston Ground Angels and our volunteers for Who We Are and What We Do. We love hearing from each of you. Thanks!
"Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves."
James Matthew Barrie
Please visit the Angel Stories page to read some of the thank you notes received and various other letters and stories from our patients and patrons.
Houston Ground Angels opens new office.
1525 Lakeville Drive Suite 221
Kingwood, Tx Google Map
For the opening day, the founder of the organization, Kathy Broussard, as well as board members, volunteer drivers and supporters filled the new office. The nonprofit volunteer organization has grown rapidly with increased demand for its services. Volunteer drivers, pilots and sponsors/donors are being sought to help.
Houston Ground Angels members, from left, Kathy Cardiff, coordinator; Tony Castiglie, treasurer; Dick Moynahan, president; Dayton Zimmermann, executive director; Kathy Broussard, pilot, founder, and Donna Zimmermann, secretary, were present at the opening.
Broussard Selected Top Volunteer Out of hundreds of volunteers that help out with everything from special events to office work to ground
transportation, this year's unanimous pick for 2004 Volunteer of the Year is Kathy Broussard. >>More
M.D. Anderson Hosts Lunch The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center hosted Angel Flight South Central for a luncheon honoring Kathy Broussard and the Houston Ground Angels.>>More
Who We Are Houston Ground Angels is a network of volunteers who donate their time to help provide free healthcare access to patients in need of transportation to and from their required healthcare facilities.
What We Do We help people in need of free ground transportation for medical and humanitarian purposes.
"Just as we are and all that we are, with all our gifts of nature and grace, You have given to us dear God, and You are all this. We now offer it to You in return, principally to praise You and to help our fellow man and ourselves"