Hidden In Plain Sight

Anne Childers, Staff Writer Since December 2014, Dunndeal Publications has donated space to educate our readership on the horror that is human trafficking. Victims of modern day slavery are often hidden in plain sight. As a society we must all strive to recognize this evil in order to make a difference—someone’s life may well depend on our own educated awareness. The facts are grim: • The United States of America is the #1 consumer of trafficked human beings • Florida is third in the nation as a human trafficking destination • The Tampa Bay area ranks between second and third … Continue reading Hidden In Plain Sight

Women’s Club Annual Flea Market

The GFWC Lutz-Land O’Lakes Woman’s Club members are beginning preparations for their Annual Old Lutz School Flea Market by accepting donations from the community each Mon. and Wed. beginning on February 13th at the Old Lutz School, 18819 US-41 N, Lutz, north of Sunset Lane between 9am and 11am. Donations must be clean and in working order. Large format TV’s or appliances or sleeper sofas cannot be accepted. Please help the hardworking “Green Shirt” ladies raise funds with your donations for this very popular flea market, the proceeds of which will ultimately benefit our community through their scholarship fund and … Continue reading Women’s Club Annual Flea Market

Second Annual Light Up The Night Promotes Awareness of Human Trafficking

Anne Childers, Staff Writer   The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, concerned citizens, and businesses leaders are coming together January 14, 2017 to Light Up the Night and focus a spotlight on modern day slavery. Human trafficking—the exploitation of human beings for commercial sex, forced labor, or involuntary servitude—is the second largest criminal enterprise worldwide, ranking behind illegal drugs and netting billions of dollars annually. There are over 20 million persons held in slavery in the world today, more than any other time in history. It is estimated between 500,000 and 2 million are trafficked annually worldwide with an estimated 15,000 … Continue reading Second Annual Light Up The Night Promotes Awareness of Human Trafficking