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Williamsburg Colony February 2018

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HAPPY TAILS PET SITTING LET YOUR PET STAY HOME WHILE YOU TRAVEL Roof Leaking? Specialized in Roof Repairs Our Family Trade Since 1945 • Whole Roofs & Roof Repairs • Seamless Gutters & Downspouts • Wall Flashing • Soffit & Fascia • Skylights & Chimneys • Window Replacement • Other Difficult Repairs FULL PET CARE FULL HOME CARE TLC FOR YOUR PET WHILE YOU'RE AWAY INSURED & BONDED 832-437-8573 Winner - Best of Katy 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 , 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 Katy Business Hall of Fame TEXAS LICENSE NO. 2487 Member Pet Sitters International 281-391-8257 www.callenroofing.com WE FIX IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME! "All The Pest Control You'll Ever Need" RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL QUARTERLY & MONTHLY MAINTENANCE • ROACHES • ANTS • FLEAS • TERMITE CONTROL • LAWN CONTROL • MOSQUITO CONTROL • MICE & RATS 281-469-8240 www.mcgrathpestcontrol.com VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: VANTAGE HOSPICE Vantage Volunteers Needed! Looking to volunteer in a way that makes a difference in people’s lives? This is it! Our compassionate volunteer team takes an individualized approach to care. We help provide the best quality of life, for the end of life. This is accomplished through social interaction, companionship, active listening and activities. In addition, sometimes we aide and support the family by relieving the caregiver. If interested, contact Tracy Roth at troth@vantagehospice.com. FOSTER CHILDREN: PREPARATION FOR ADULT LIVING (PAL) When foster children reach age 18, they are considered independent. That’s difficult for kids who have been wards of the state, with necessities arranged by caseworkers with state funds. Now they’ll have to figure out how to organize themselves and make their money last a whole month. Fortunately, Child protective Services offers them a program to help prepare for independence: Preparation for Adult Living (PAL). The year-long course culminates in an all-day workshop hosted by the National Council for Jewish Women (NCJW). The course is held at Junior Achievement’s BizTown, using computer kiosks sponsored by local businesses. Want to help with PAL or other NCJW programs that help change lives with hands-on community service? Contact info@ ncjwhouston.org or see www.ncjwhouston.org. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT CHRIST CLINIC KATY Christ Clinic Katy is a nonprofit that provides quality healthcare to uninsured and underinsured patients living Fort Bend and Harris Counties. Volunteers Medical Providers (MD, DO, NP, PA or specialty provider) Nurses, Medical Assistants, medical students and individuals looking to learn more about the medical field are needed to help Christ Clinic fulfill its mission. To volunteer, please call Beverly Allen at 281- 574-1540 or via email at beverly@christclinickaty.org. Or visit www. christclinickaty.org to register for an upcoming volunteer orientation. LITERACY ADVANCE OF HOUSTON IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS Your way to transform a life in need… Teach someone to read! Just a few hours a week can make all the difference for someone in your community! Literacy Advance is Houston’s largest and oldest 100% volunteer-supported literacy organization - and we need your help! We’re calling all passionate volunteers to help adults learn to read, write and speak English. All classes are free because they are taught by caring people just like you willing to volunteer a few hours a week. We’d love to match you with a person in need. Ola read her first book at age 49, thanks to a tutor just like you. Prior teaching experience is welcome but not necessary. Training and ongoing support is provided and we have locations across the city. Other volunteer opportunities are available as well, to find out more please contact Anna Zubkova, Volunteer Manager, at tutor@literacyadvance.org or at 713-266-8777 ext.16. GIVE A SENIOR THE GIFT OF MOBILITY! KATY AREA RIDE SERVICE NEEDS YOUR HELP DRIVING OLDER ADULTS Katy Area Ride Service (KARS) is looking for your assistance in transporting seniors in need of personal (hair salon, bank, classes, volunteering, visiting a loved one, taking a pet to the vet) and occasional medical rides. Rides are provided in your personal vehicles to passengers who are age 65+ and ambulatory (not wheelchair bound, may use walking aids). Time commitment is flexible and you choose the Katy territory in which you want to drive. Volunteers do not provide rides that go east of Barker Cypress, north of Clay Road, west of FM 1463 or south of Bellaire Blvd at the Grand Parkway. Benefits to Volunteer Drivers include the opportunity to help seniors retain independent living, dignity and freedom. Drivers tell us the day(s) and times they are able to drive. Drivers choose if they wait for the senior or return later to pick them up. Drivers must be between 21 years of age and 78 years of age with a good driving record, pass a background check and show proof of insurance coverage (state minimums) as required by the State of Texas. To request a volunteer driver application, call 832-773-8645 or email info@karskaty.org. KARS operates under an official 501(c)(3) that designates it as a transportation service provider for seniors and nonwheelchair bound persons with disabilities. 20 February 2018 | Community Newsletter

When it needs more than a band-aid, Urgent Care vs. Emergency Room? Did you know a visit to the ER can cost as much as five times more than a visit to Excel Urgent Care, for the same problem? $$ $$ $ $ - $$ $$ $$ VS. Sprains Minor Lacerations Cold, Flu, Fever Occupational Medicine Lab & Drug Screen (on site) X-Ray Emergency Room $$$$ $$$$ $$$$ $$$$ $$$$ $$$$ 855-EXCEL-UC www.excelurgentcare.com Serving Cypress, Missouri City & Katy Areas Open Everyday 9am - 9pm No appointment needed. Save time and money at... 19450 Katy Freeway Houston, TX 77094 281-829-9900 GIVE BACK & MENTOR A LOCAL JUVENILE Please commit to becoming a positive adult role model for the youth in our community. The juveniles are referred by the Fort Bend County Juvenile Probation Department. There are so many children in need of a listening ear and encouragement. Come forward and be that person for someone in need… you may be the ONLY one! Mentors must be 21 years of age and willing to give a minimum of an hour per week. Please contact Susan Bearden at 281-633-7317, susan.bearden@fortbendcountytx. gov or www.facebook.com/fortbendjpdspecialprograms. INTERPRETERS NEEDED Christ Clinic, 25722 Kingsland, Blvd Suite 101, Katy, TX 77494, provides quality medical care to the uninsured. We are in need of bilingual volunteers to facilitate communication between Spanish-speaking patients and English-speaking staff by providing skilled language interpretation services. Volunteers will serve as Interpreters for doctors, nurses and other health professionals. The clinic is also in need of Medical Providers (MD, DO, NP, PA or specialty provider) Registered Nurses, Medical Assistants and medical students looking to gain experience in a charity medical clinic setting. To volunteer, please call Michael Peterson at 832-913-8476 or via email at michael@christclinickaty.org. Visit www. christclinickaty.org to complete a volunteer form. KATY COMMUNITY GIVING CIRCLE The Katy Community Giving Circle is open to any resident of the Katy area or surrounding communities who wants to make a difference by giving collectively. Our mission is to create a circle of giving in our community by collectively contributing to organizations that will benefit or improve the lives of people in our neighborhoods. By combining members tax deductible donations of just $10 per month, we are determined to make a greater giving impact! In our first year we have been able to gift grants to 2 local organizations and we are building a community of giving friends along the way! For more information please visit our facebook page facebook.com/katycommunitygivingcircle. FAT TUESDAY FEB. 13, 2018 MARDI GRAS 1/6-2/13/18 FUN FACTS: WOULD YOU BELIEVE? • More than 500,000 king cakes are sold each year in New Orleans between January 6 th and Fat Tuesday. • The king cakes include a tiny plastic baby doll inside; the person who finds the doll is declared “king” and must buy the next cake or give the next party. • The metro area’s 37,000-plus hotel rooms are traditionally 95% filled during Mardi Gras weekend. • An economic impact study released by the University of New Orleans estimates that Mardi Gras generates over $840 million annually. • The largest of about one dozen Mardi Gras supply houses in New Orleans sells an estimated one billion pairs of beads for a Mardi Gras season. • The super parades of Endymion and Bacchus, feature a combined total of 67 floats, 60 marching bands and more than 250 units. Their 4,200 members toss more than 1.5 million cups, 2.5 million doubloons and millions of beads. • One of the most photographed objects in all of Mardi Gras is the Boeuf Gras float in the Rex parade. Since the Middle Ages, the bouef gras (fatted bull) has been the symbol of the last meat eaten before Lent. Courtesy: neworleanscvb.com Community Newsletter | February 2018 21