In July 2010 three individuals were indicted in U.S District Court and charged with human trafficking for enslaving more than 50 Haitian workers on a farm in Alachua County. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers and Interfaith Action of Southwest Florida created a museum to call attention to their ongoing Anti-Slavery campaign. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Kristin Hammel was there and has more.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/HammelWrapFinal.mp3]
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The Lake City community is working to help a family of eight that lost their home in a fire last week. Donations so far include mattresses, shoes, toothbrushes and sports equipment for the kids, and a GoFundMe has been set up to raise money toward a down payment on a new house.