Volunteer Group Will Continue To Feed People After A Woman is Kidnapped and Beaten
Ocala, Florida -- A church volunteer is home recovering after she was kidnapped and beaten Monday night.
69-year-old Tara Barnes is a member of First Love church in Ocala.
Her church, along with other churches and businesses is part of Homebound Heroes, a coalition that goes out every Monday night near the area of Northwest 3rd street and North Magnolia avenue to feed hungry people.
Members say one of the reasons why they started is because the Red Cross and Salvation Army did not have feeding programs on Monday's and Tuesday's, so they saw an opportunity to bless people.
First Love member Thomas Drake says even after what happened to Barnes they will continue to serve on Monday's.
The kidnapper is still unknown.
He’s described as a white male, about 5 foot 9 and average build.
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