HOUSTON, Texas (KIAH) – The Astros Foundation partnered with United Airlines to host a “Many Voices Participate” (MVP) coffee series on Thursday morning.
Many city officials and leaders apart of Crime Stoppers attended the event. The Senior Vice President, Community Affairs, and Executive Director of the Astros Foundation lead the panel discussion.
Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organization dedicated to solving and preventing crimes in local neighborhoods. Many cities across the country have groups like this to improve crime rates in their communities.
They give away rewards for tips leading to arrests and confiscate guns among a lot of other things.
During the panel, a Crime Stoppers participant said the majority of victims murdered by defendants released on multiple bonds are males and minorities. The crime rate continues to rise in Houston. The group says it’s a community-wide effort to put an end to this ongoing issue.
The event took in the Union Station Lobby at Minute Maid Park.