Presentation to raise awareness of human trafficking
Union United Methodist Women will have a presentation on human trafficking with guest speaker D. Michael Lyles, executive director for Prince George’s Human Relations Commission. He will be at the church located at 14418 Old Marlboro Pike, Upper Marlboro, on Aug. 20 at 10 a.m. The Union United Women are working to help with awareness to end human trafficking here in the United States. They will also “continue to lead the effort to root it out in our community” at this presentation. They want people to be protected, including children who are forced to fight as soldiers and young people who are coerced into prostitution as well as migrants who are exploited. There are people who are trafficked every day “and the United States is committed to remaining a leader in the global movement to end this abhorrent practice.” You can get information by emailing marville3@ hotmail.com, or you can call 301-577-2029.
Preparing for school
Students and workers in the education field can bring their backpack, briefcase or their computer bag for a special blessing to start the school year off right. There will be Blessings of the Backpacks at The Chapel of the Incarnation at Brandywine Road and Missouri Avenue in Brandywine at the 5 p.m. service on Saturday, Aug. 20. Blessing of the Backpacks will be held at the 10 a.m. service at St. Thomas’ Church at 14300 St. Thomas Church Road in Upper Marlboro. For additional information, call St. Thomas’ Parish at 301627-8469, or go to www.stthomascroom.org.
Attention business owners
Have you been wondering what you can do to get your business work- ing properly? Do you need capital to help you finance your business?
Well, here is someone who would like to be of service to you. My daughter-in-law, Towanda Jones, recently helped a child development center which located in Upper Marlboro get the necessary capital for their business. Mrs. Jones is a business consultant for a direct sales company and she can help owners — churches, day care centers, nail salons, barber shops, beauty salons, fitness centers, auto repair shops, restaurants, diners, franchises, etc. “get approved for guaranteed loans to have money to do whatever they need for business — whether it’s starting a business, buying more products for the business or opening another business!”
You can contact Mrs. Jones at 240-476-8509 to get started. This will let you instantly see how much capital your business can get, complete a short online application and get your decision within one to three business days.
August birthday greetings
Happy birthday on Aug. 5 to Deaconess Bethena Best; the 12th, to Lenois C. Jackson; the 14th to Reverend Barbara Botts; and the 20th, to Desiree Cross.
August is special for Cataract Awareness Month; Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month; National Golf Month; National Immunization Awareness Month; and National Parks Month.
Also, Aug. 1-7 is International Clown Week and August 7-13 is National Farmers Market Week.
And, special days include Aug. 21 is Senior Citizen’s Day and for Prince George’s County Public Schools, orientation Pre-K and Kindergarten date is Aug. 18; orientation for 6th and 7th graders and for middle school and new 9th graders is Aug. 22 and, look out, students — it will soon be good bye summer — the first day of school for all students is Aug. 23.