United Methodist Women

Join us as we gather with the Fisk UMW women in Fellowship Hall for our March meeting on Saturday, the 14th, at noon for a luncheon program. "The Neighbor Brigade" will be the presentation by Molly Mendoza of Wayland. She is a volunteer with this non-profit organization that was launched as the Wayland Angels by Pam Washek and Jean Seiden in 2002. In 2010 Pam founded the current Neighbor Brigade chapter which provides meals, rides, and household services to residents in need. There are 31 chapters in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and Washington

An at-cost collection (usually about $4 - $5 per person) will cover the food expenses. Sign up in Fellowship Hall, or at sherryannebryant@yahoo.com.

We have received a thank you letter from Polaris, one of the nonprofits we supported with a gift from our Fair proceeds. "For 17 years, Polaris has been a leader in the fight to eradicate modern slavery and restore freedom to survivors…..Buying and selling human beings is a $150 billion industry that denies freedom to 25 million men, women, and children around the world. Only a fraction of those held in trafficking situations are ever identified, let alone receive the help they need. With your support, we're lighting the path to freedom for millions of people and have achieved the following impact": since 2007, our National Human Trafficking Hotline has handled over 51,000 cases of sex and labor trafficking; in 2018, 3000+ survivors contacted the Hotline over 7,800 times; and we identified 25 distinct types of trafficking and the ways traffickers use financial institutions, the hospitality industry, and social media.

"Thank you again for advancing our mission to combat all forms of modern slavery. With gratitude, Nancy McGuire Choi, Interim CEO."

Sherry Anne Bryant