Stop Human Trafficking!
Reach, Rescue and Restore:
This the operational strategy and heart's cry of popular activist, evangelist, author, and international speaker Christine Cain's organization devoted to human trafficking, A21.
According to the Department of Homeland Security's website:
Human trafficking involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked worldwide – including right here in the United States. It can happen in any community and victims can be any age, race, gender, or nationality. Traffickers might use violence, manipulation, or false promises of well-paying jobs or romantic relationships to lure victims into trafficking situations.
The problem is real; and it's not just happening in other countries. It's happening right here in our own backyard.
It can be overwhelming to think of this worldwide issue, and wonder, what could I possibly do to help? According to Caine, "No one person can do everything, but every one of us can do something."
With this in mind, Candid Life Boutique committed to giving 10% of all sales today, July 30, to A21.
What can you do in the fight against human trafficking?
1. Partner financially here: https://www.a21.org/
2. Join A-teams - Join other abolitionists all over the world who are taking action against human trafficking in their local communities. Through local efforts, we will have a global impact. You'll receive resources and information that will better equip you to impact your community. https://www.a21.
2. Speak out & raise awareness - Use your social media! This is not an issue of politics - this is a war between good and evil. A good place to start is by sharing this video about human trafficking awareness, found on the Department of Homeland Security website: https://www.dhs.gov/
3. Be aware. If you see something, say something! The top five cities in the United States for human trafficking are Washington DC, Atlanta, Orlando, Miami, and Las Vegas. However, it also occurs in suburbs, rural communities, and anywhere in the US and around the world.
4. Pray! We believe that through prayer, God can and will raise up more people to fight this issue, and that with His guidance, we can be a part of changing lives!
Finally, to report suspected human trafficking to the Department of Homeland Security, please call 1-866-347-2423. Save this important phone number in your phone, and report any suspicious activity you see while you are out.
Together, we can make a difference.