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People of Faith presents Clermont Police Chief
with funds to purchase child identification kits
Chief Broadway, keynote speaker at the "People of Faith" luncheon, spoke on the importance of Police-Community Relations and the commitment of the Clermont Police Department to community partnerships and problem solving.

"People of Faith", hosted by the First United Methodist Church of Clermont, is a conglomerate of people from various churches and denominations "who collectively show the love of God through partnerships and by meeting needs in the community."

Participants in this group are members from the First United Methodist Church of Clermont, South Lake Presbyterian Church, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Saint Mark's African Methodist Episcopal Church and the Saint Mathias Episcopal Church. Their Mantra is "Be ye doers of the word and not hearers only".

During the luncheon, the "People of Faith" took up a collection from a freewill offering and presented the Clermont Police Department with $650 to purchase Child Identification Kits. These kits store photographs, fingerprints, DNA samples, dental records and other important information such as personal and demographics of a child.

They also enable parents to immediately provide a comprehensive and accurate description of their missing child and or vulnerable adult to law enforcement, saving precious time and greatly aiding in their safe recovery.

The United Methodist Women of First Untied Methodist Church of Clermont also presented a "Gift in Mission" to Chief Broadway. The "Gift in Mission" is a donation to programs which help empower and improve the lives of women, youth and children in the United States and around the world through working to end oppression, discrimination, injustice, abuse and violence.

"We at the Clermont Police Department are truly humbled and grateful for the support and generosity given by all the members of the 'People of Faith' and the First United Methodist Church, said Broadway.

"Their actions are a true example of positive Police-Community relations. They ascertained a need and by working collectively and collaboratively as a united front with the Clermont Police Department, a need was met that will benefit the community we serve."

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Members of the People of Faith group present a check to Clermont Police Chief Charles Broadway to purchase new Child Identification Kits. The inter-church group represents various churches and denominations. (Courtesy photo)
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