Anayat House now open
The Anayat House, a medical hospitality home, held a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, June 5, at 1025 N. 14th Street in Beaumont to celebrate its new facility.
The new Anayat House facility broke ground on Nov. 29, 2012 to great fanfare. At the June 5 ribbon cutting, members of the public along with the Anayat House Board of Directors and staff, the Beaumont Chamber of Commerce, and Beaumont city officials, as well as many valued donors, attended the ceremony to commemorate the occasion.
Mayor Pro-Tem Gethrel Williams-Wright addressed attendees, thanking donors and other contributors for bringing the new facility to fruition.
“I just want to thank you all so much – so much – for what you do for our city,” Williams-Wright remarked.
Anayat House engineer and Sigma President Sina Nejad said the new facility is close to 6,000 square feet and all rooms are accessible to disabled persons. He said the Anayat House was made possible by the vision of its founder, Mimi Daniali.
“In 1992, Anayat House founder Mimi Daniali’s father came down with an illness,” Nejad related. “She came down and for two months lived in the hospital.”
Nejad said that Daniali decided then that there was a real need for a hospitality house that would serve as a home away from home for people who needed it.
Anayat House Inc. is a nonprofit organization providing overnight accommodations for family members of patients at local Beaumont hospitals, especially for those patients in intensive care units, parents with newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit, and individuals with outpatient service needs. The mission of the Anayat House is to provide affordable accommodations in a safe and restful family setting to outpatients or to friends and family members of patients using local medical facilities.
Because of numerous donors in the community and surrounding areas, the Anayat House now has a new home with six private rooms, each with two double-beds, cable television, and a private bath. In addition, the facility boasts a laundry room with two washers and two dryers, a fully stocked kitchen, and a library room with a telephone and computers.
Anayat House Executive Director Bel Lamb said she is thrilled the new facility is ready to accept guests.
“This is a happy, wonderful day for us,” Lamb gushed at the ribbon cutting.
Zummo’s Big Cup Challenge to benefit Anayat House
Zummo Meat Co., the Beaumont Country Club and the Board of Directors, Executive Director and staff of Anayat House invite the public to join them on the links.Anayat House will be one of two recipients of funds raised at the fourth annual Zummo Meat Co. Big Cup Challenge. The Big Cup Challenge golf tournament will be held Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Beaumont Country Club.The tournament will also benefit the Beaumont Country Club Maintenance Department.This is not a scramble but an individual score tournament. Players will play 18 holes with an 8-inch cup on every hole. Lunch and soft drinks will be provided by Zummo Meat Co. with a cash beer cart on the course. Trophies will go to the Champion and Net Score Champion as well as Zummo Meat Co. gift certificates for sausage and boudain for first, second and third places in each category.Player entry fees are $50 for BCC members and $75 for non-members. Hole sponsorships are $150 per hole and putting green; driving range sponsorships are $500, which includes the fee for two players.The country club is at 5355 Pine St. in Beaumont. For information, contact the Beaumont Country Club at (409) 898-7011.