Community Event Raises Funds for Safe House

Top Row – Keaton Hayes, Joe Kovacs, Wes Brent, Jason DeCasseres, Melissa Kovacs; Bottom Row Will Ojeda, Chris Griffis, Nenad Pavlenic, Megan Bowerman

Supporters enjoyed a short stack for a tall cause at a Community Safety Event and Fundraiser at Applebee’s restaurant in Tamarac on June 29. Proceeds benefitted Wholeness Ministries, which aims to bring complete wholeness for the abused, addicted and trafficked through the power of Jesus Christ.

Megan Bowerman, Vice President & Founder of Wholeness Ministries, said they hope to raise money for the first human trafficking safe house. It was also a kids event, teaching the kids about fire safety, weather safety and personal protection.

“We hope to educate the parents as well,” said Bowerman, noting, “Coral Springs is the number one city for child trafficking and abduction in Broward county.”

Dignitaries attending the event included Tamarac Commissioner Julie Fishman. The Tamarac Fire Department brought a fire truck for the kids. Also represented were the American Red Cross, Faith Farm, Child Rescue Coalition, Jeons Korean Martial Arts, Broward Human Trafficking Coalition, a bounce house, face painting and vendors.

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