Pre­sen­ta­tion to raise aware­ness of hu­man traf­fick­ing

The Enquire-Gazette - - News - Priscilla F. Jones 301-627-6038

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 mar­[email protected] hot­, 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.stthomasc­

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.

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