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Lost Creek February 2018

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• Residential • Small Offices • Bonded FREE ESTIMATES (No Place is Too Far) 832-282-6055 $ 5 OFF FIRST VISIT Adopt A US Soldier Adopt A US Soldier is a non-profit organization that seeks volunteers and donors to help show the brave men and women fighting for our freedom that their sacrifices will not go unnoticed. It connects supportive civilians with deployed soldiers and offers a channel by which to communicate encouragement and express gratitude to those serving in the United States Armed Forces. Adopt A US Soldier is sustained by its volunteer workforce located across the United States. After a supporter asked a soldier what they needed, his response was as follows: “No requests, just don’t want to be forgotten.” -LCPL O.J.T. III When registering for Adopt A US Soldier your involvement can range from writing letters and sending postcards, to mailing care packages full of items a soldier may need or want. Handwritten letters are most important and meaningful to soldiers. Adopt A US Soldier encourages civilians to adopt a soldier to show your support for those that are making sacrifices for our country. If interested, please go to www. adoptaussoldier.org to register. Spanish Meadows Volunteer Opportunity In just 1 hour you could touch the hearts of at least 4 seniors. Do you have a little free time? Do you enjoy the company of seniors? We would love to have you volunteer your time and services to our wonderful residents. Spanish Meadows Nursing and Rehab opened its doors in the fall of 2005 bringing quality care in a luxury environment to Katy and surrounding communities. We are located at 1480 Katy Flewellen Road, Katy, TX 77494. To get further information on volunteering, please contact Robbin at 281-394-0088 or spanishmeadowsactivities@gmail.com. Please visit our website at www.spanish-meadows.com. Volunteer Opportunities at Houston Aphasia Recovery Center HARC, a non-profit wellness facility for persons with aphasia, is looking for volunteers to help in our programs. HARC is located at 3701 Briarpark Drive, Suite #310, Houston 77042, which is just inside of Beltway 8 in the Westchase district of town. We offer training and support to all of our volunteers. Volunteer days and times are flexible based on need. For more information, contact our center at 713-781-7100. More information about HARC and aphasia is also available on our website: www.harctx.org. Katy Christian Ministries Needs Volunteers Katy Christian Ministries is looking for volunteers to help in various areas of the ministry and special events. If you would love to make a difference in the community by volunteering, please visit our website at www.ktcm.org, email volunteer@ktcm.org or call 281-391-5261 for further information. HealthBridge Volunteering HealthBridge Children’s Hospital, www.healthbridgehouston.com, located in the Westchase District of Houston is looking for volunteers. Our 40 bed pediatric facility helps children ages 0-21 years of age as they transition from hospital to home. Volunteers can assist our team with direct patient interactions (play, baby holding, reading, mentoring) and indirect patient care (greeters, phone reception and administrative tasks). Volunteer hours vary, please contact Ellyn Poole at epoole@nhsltd.com for more information. Volunteers Wanted At Buckner Hospice Of Houston Buckner Hospice of Houston is in need of volunteers. We offer many different volunteer opportunities from Patient visits to office duties. Hours of very flexible to fit your busy schedule. You donate the number of hours you can. Please contact Toni Cruse Volunteer Coordinator at 281-493-6800 or 713-918-9320 for more information. Katy Quilters Needs Help For Charities Calling on all the quilters in the area to help make pillowcases and small blankets. This last year we donated over 200 pillowcases and small blankets to various charities. The demand is even higher with all of the families that have lost their homes because of the fires in and around our area. We need you and we have fabric that has been donated but we need your hands and time to make someone smile. If you would like to help, call the Katy Quilters, Shari Medford at 281-635-3000. 12 February 2018 | Community Newsletter

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