Cumberland Times-News

Local News

July 8, 2013

Filmmaker, 26, rides past area

Raising awareness for human trafficking

FROSTBURG — A Purdue University graduate who is filming during his coast-to-coast bicycle journey to raise awareness of human trafficking passed through Frostburg on Monday.

Garrett Zambrows, 26, graduated in May with a film degree and began a five-month, 12,000-mile trip to raise support for the anti-trafficking efforts of Debbie Kelsey and Mylinda Baits with the American Baptists International Ministries.

The West Lafayette, Ind., resident continued on the Great Allegheny Passage to Cumberland, where he planned to pick up the C&O Canal towpath to Hagerstown. From there he will head north and eventually travel to Oregon and California.

Zambrows is filming along the way and is trying to raise the alarm on trafficking, which occurs when humans are exploited physically and/or sexually.

Zambrows said why he decided to start the June 3 journey, was because “first and foremost, Jesus calls us to do two things — love God and love one another. Nowhere in any definition of love is the exploitation of someone for physical or sexual use included. Human trafficking isn’t an example of loving our neighbors, and I can’t help but feel that I need to do something about it.”

In addition to supporting the mission work of Kelsey and Baits, funds raised will support CASA For Kids, a nonprofit that advocates for abused and neglected children.

More information on Zambrows’ journey can be found at www.ridingagainsttraffic.org or follow Zambrows on Facebook, Twitter or other outlets described on the website.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Kona Ice owners dole out treats, give back to the community Kona Ice owners dole out treats, give back to the community

    CUMBERLAND — In addition to serving tasty treats and putting a smile on patrons’ faces, Oakland residents Wheeler Stewart and Jeff Orr, owners/operators of Kona Ice Mountain Maryland, do their part to give back to Allegany and Garrett counties. The number one theme of Kona Ice is that if you give it back, it’s going to come back to you, said Stewart.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 2.jpg New 'very eclectic' business opens in Cumberland

    July 24, 2014 3 Photos

  • Advocates call for expansion of summer lunch program

    CUMBERLAND — It’s the first year that St. John’s Lutheran Church on Arch Street has participated in the summer lunch program for children. The Rev. Tormod Svensson, the pastor at the church, said that while the church has offered food programs before, this is the first time they’ve been officially part of the Summer Food Service Program.

    July 23, 2014

  • Two face additional charges in child’s death

    MOOREFIELD, W.Va. — West Virginia State Police have served arrest warrants on Joseph A. Christy and Summer L. McDaniel in the case of their 26-day-old infant’s death.

    July 23, 2014

  • Helping others Helping others

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Commissioners set to vote on plan

    CUMBERLAND — Allegany County commissioners are scheduled Thursday to vote on the 266-page, 2014 Allegany County Comprehensive Plan. The portion of the plan that has stirred some controversy is the inclusion of the Terrapin Run Development. If commissioners approve the plan, the development will be an official part of the county’s land use development plan for the future.

    July 23, 2014

  • Iron Rail Street fire Faulty electrical outlet sparks Mount Savage fire

    MOUNT SAVAGE — Tuesday’s fire that caused an estimated $30,000 property loss in a residence on Iron Rail Street has been determined to be accidental, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • In Brief - 07/24

    July 23, 2014

  • Frostburg to use ARC grant for Braddock Road improvements

    FROSTBURG — The city of Frostburg will use a $1.275 million federal grant to improve access to a 25-plus acre site that is available for commercial and industrial development, according to an announcement by U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski.

    July 23, 2014

  • Shooting suspects arrested at Altoona mall

    July 23, 2014