Today is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day! On December 31st, 2012, President Obama proclaimed January 2013 as National Slavery and Trafficking Prevention Month. And as we begin a new year, we also mark the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, a powerful reminder to rededicate ourselves to bringing an end to human trafficking in our cities, our states, and our country as a whole.
To celebrate this important day, here are some ways YOU can get involved and make a difference in the fight against trafficking.
- Educate yourself. What IS human trafficking? Who is being trafficked? Where does the trafficking happen? Polaris Project is a great resource on trafficking and the organizations fighting against it in every state. You can also find national and local statistics on Wellspring Living’s website.
- Spread the word! Once you are educated, share the facts and statistics with others! The more people who know about human trafficking, the more voices we have against it. Host a party, join the Speaker’s Bureau, or share at your church.
- Volunteer! Organizations like Wellspring Living rely on volunteer power; we simply could not do without it! You can serve in one of the residential homes, work in a Wellspring Treasures store, volunteer for our special events, and more!
- Give. Every donation we receive goes to change the lives of girls and women in need. You can sponsor a life, give a one-time gift, or donate to Wellspring Treasures. The options are endless, the choice is yours!