Tuesday, March 3, 2009

This MUST be STOPPED!

Too many people believe that HUMAN TRAFFICKING is happening just in other countries but it is happening right where you live: USA! This is already too late for some!

Get involved! Learn all you can! Wake up America
...Rise up and become aware of what you can do. 

After viewing this video, you can visit this site for more:




This is a mission that God spoke into my heart here two years ago to learn about and start working to STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING!

And how you can help:

frayedrope How To HelpThank you for your interest in helping Gracehaven reach out to young girls who are victims of sex trafficking in central Ohio. There are many different ways you can partner with Gracehaven in this ministry.

Gracehaven is a 501(c)3 organization that has received tax exempt status from the IRS.

Donate: Follow this link to make a donation to Gracehaven

Volunteer:

Volunteer your time and talent at Gracehaven!

Sponsor a girl:

Once Gracehaven is open, you can sponsor a girl for a day, a week, or a month!

Around the house:

Use your God-given ability in construction and maintenance to help them renovate and maintain Gracehaven.

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And of course, ALL OF US can share the information and PRAY, CRY OUT TO GOD! Shame is so powerful but it can be broken. This silence needs to be broken! Psychological manipulation is very controlling and holds people captive. It needs to STOP! American born young women do not have the help like we are donating to other countries, who are in greater demand, it is thought.


Please pray for a good response to the "Today Show" appearance of Theresa. Pray that all who are drawn to this topic are able to access the website and find what they are looking for. Please pray that the Lord will bring donors willing to help them make the move to purchase the house and begin renovation! Please pray for more places like GraceHaven & please pray for
GRACEHAVEN!

Human Trafficking Facts 

Every 10 minutes, a woman or child is trafficked into the United States for forced labor.

In 1999, the CIA estimated that 45,000 women and children are trafficked to the United States annually. 

Men are also trafficked into forced labor in agriculture, restaurants and other unregulated industries. 

Human trafficking has become a $9 billion a year global industry and is increasingly an activity of organized crime.

There are estimated 27 million people living in slavery around the world today.

In 1999, the Department of Justice prosecuted 25 cases of slavery. In 2000, 76 cases were prosecuted. Currently, there are 120 cases open for investigation. 

In October 2000, the United States enacted the most comprehensive modern-day anti-slavery legislation in the world, offering significant protection to victims. It is called the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000.

Currently, there is not one shelter for trafficked persons in the United States. (according to CAST but praise God for Gracehaven)!

CAST is the only organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to serving trafficked persons.


1 comment:

Denise said...

Thanks for sharing this.

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