Human trafficking Awareness

Let's bring awareness to a huge issue in our area and that's Human Trafficking. 

 

Here are some helpful tips for keeping your children safe:

1). Know where your kids are at all times. 

2). Know what your kids are doing online and teach them about internet safety. 

3)  Place any computer your younger child uses in a common area, so you can monitor what is happening.  Pre-teens should never be allowed on chat sites without supervision. For older teens, parents should have the right to ask about browsing history and access to all passwords.  Traffickers and predators are masterful at deception and gaining a teen’s trust online first, before meeting in person. 

4). Talk to your kids about sexual exploitation. 

5). Know the warning signs of sexual abuse in younger children and teens, and recognize the warning signs of sexual exploitation. 

6). Stay informed and up to date on the latest information.


Talking to Your Children & Warning Signs: CLICK HERE


TIPS, RESOURCES & HELP


Human Trafficking: Preventing, Protecting, Prosecuting


National Human Trafficking Hotline, 1-888-373-7888

National Domestic Violence Hotline, 1-800-799-7233

National Runaway Hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY

Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking, 727-442-3064. 


Help eradicate human trafficking by making a donation to: 


www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/act/trafficking

Serve the City

Food Drops


Faith Neighborhood Center needs volunteers during regular operating hours:


FAITH NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER
14727 Timber Village Road
Groveland, FL 34735
352-429-1200
info@faithneighborhoodcenter.com

Operating  Hours:
9am to noon: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday:
1pm to 4pm: Thursday


Call Trish Kry 352-429-1200


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If you are in need of a face mask or know someone that does please email: wecare@fumc-clermont.org.


Attention Sewers:  Face masks needed!  For a directions on how to sew and where to send them, go to www.centralfloridaunited.org


*For More Ways to united locally and combat COVID-19 through volunteer opportunities go to:  www.centralfloridaunited.org

LOCAL MISSIONS

FAITH NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER (FNC): 

Location: 14727 Timber Village Rd, Groveland, FL 34736

Email:  info@faithneighborhoodcenter.com

Phone:  352-249-1200


SERVE THE CITY OPPORTUNITY - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Food Drops:


Volunteers Needed

FNC n Groveland is looking for volunteers to help pass out food in the drive-thru.  Volunteers are needed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am - 12pm.  Thursdays from 1-4pm.  Please email info@faithneighborhoodcenter.com or call 352-429-1200 to touch base or get more information.


Also, the center is always in need of food donations such as tuna, peanut butter, canned chicken and spaghetti sauce. Please let them know you have a donation.

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FIND, FEED & RESTORE

$22/month for 8 months helps one homeless family get into a trailer.  Join with the FUMC church family in being a part of this mission to help the homeless in our neighborhood.  Click here to donate/sponsor a family.  25 sponsors needed per family.     


MEALS ON WHEELS

UM CHILDREN'S HOME:

  • This ministry coordinates, supports, and contributes annually to the children's home, both financially and physically with love and sincerity to meet the children's needs and wishes. The children's home is 97 years old and is in constant need of rehabilitation, supplies, and physical help for the 125-plus children, ranging in ages from infant to 17 years old, who are in dire situations. 
  • We are always looking for volunteers to help with the Christmas Angel project and the "Day on Campus." This is a great way to give back to our community! 

Please contact Trish Benedict , our UM Children's Home Rep, by calling the church office: 352-394-2412