Many of us know that the issue of Human Trafficking is very real- but many of our family and friends have yet to comprehend how widespread the problem is or how devastating its effects can be even after someone is rescued.
But the problem is so vast. How can any of us wrap our heads around the horror of such an unjust practice?
Let’s start with some stats. Here are 4 quick facts you can share.*
- Human Trafficking is a form of modern day slavery.
- Worldwide, there are an estimated 20.9 million people being trafficked.
- Trafficking is a profitable crime. Criminals make an estimated $150 billion each year.
- Nonprofit organizations like Beauty for Ashes exist to educate and advocate here at home while caring for and supporting women and their families who have been trafficked and are now set free to live life on their own terms.
These stats are the tip of the iceberg, but will help you begin to share your passion for the issue and the stories of rescue and redemption that are possible because of your partnership with Beauty for Ashes.
If you know of a friend or family member that would like to learn more about Beauty for Ashes—or if you yourself have been waiting to make a financial contribution and you are ready to help us start 2017 strong and ready to stand in the gap of care for the women we serve, email or contact us on Facebook for more information.
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January is Human Trafficking Awareness month. Let’s set aside this month to do just that- spread awareness! It’s time for us to have the tough conversations and advocate for the women, children and others who do not have a voice. Tell your friends about the life-saving work of Beauty for Ashes. Forward this post. Post about us on Facebook. Multiply your impact through your social network!
Because of you, Beauty for Ashes can make a difference for women like Gia. Click here to read her story.
Thank you for your love and support.