Here’s how to give back to the community during National Volunteer Week

Volunteer opportunities include Abandoned Animal Rescue and Northwest Assistance Ministries

This week is National Volunteer Week, and a number of area organizations offer opportunities to volunteer throughout the year. Nonprofit groups that work to help the homeless, animals, children and families as well as organizations that promote literacy, education and the arts are seeking donations and volunteer assistance.

1960 Hope Center seeks volunteers for its facility on FM 1960, which offers assistance and resources to the homeless. The facility opened in October. Volunteers can use the group’s website to sign up for tasks, including housekeeping, laundry and serving as receptionists. Additional tasks include data entry, mentoring and teaching classes.

744 FM 1960 W., Ste. B, Houston
832-965-5511
www.1960hopecenter.com

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Suspicious massage parlors on FM 2920 are next target in crackdown on human traffickingAs law enforcement is cracking down on human trafficking in Spring and Klein, Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman said new facilities that are advertised as massage parlors, but instead harbor prostitution, are popping up along places like FM 2920.

“Our undercover guys are working to make sure everything is legitimate,” Herman said. “What we’re finding is that [prostitution facilities] are migrating under different names to different areas, such as FM 2920.”

In the last three years, the constable’s Regulatory Enforcement Unit, which monitors illegal sexually oriented activity in the area, has filed 796 charges against sexually oriented businesses disguised as massage parlors.

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