Thieves make off with about $25K of goods from human-trafficking refuge

SPRING, Texas – A nonprofit that helps human-trafficking victims recently had about $25,000 in donated goods stolen from storage.

Home of Hope Texas was created by Rodney Daniels in 2012. The organization plans to open a facility by the end of 2016 that will house 8- to 18-year-old girls who are victims of sex trafficking.

For the past two years, Daniels has been collecting donations for the facility, everything from home goods to tools.

He said last Thursday, thieves broke into a Spring home off West Hardy Road where the items were being stored.

“It’s frustrating,” Daniels said. “It’s frustrating that we've been doing it this long and someone would come in and rob from a nonprofit that is trying to help people.”

He said the thieves busted open doors and stole clothing, toiletries, expensive tools and machinery.

“All of it is going to have to be replaced,” Daniels said.

Unfortunately, the thieves also cut the cord for the home’s surveillance system, so Daniels has no clue what type of vehicle they were in or what they look like.

He said he still plans to open the facility by the end of the year.

If you have any information about this incident, call the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.