A Sunday of Solidarity: LIFEChurch and MCTC Unite Against Human Trafficking

This past Sunday marked a significant moment for our community and the ongoing battle against human trafficking. In an inspiring display of unity and action, Medical Career & Technical College (MCTC) joined hands with LIFEChurch to light a beacon of hope in the fight for freedom.

A Congregation Committed to Change

With hearts open and spirits willing, we took to the stage to speak to the congregation, sharing the harsh realities faced by countless individuals in our own backyards. The air was thick with resolve as we unfolded the critical need for awareness. Each word spoken was an invitation to join the journey of turning the tide against this silent epidemic.

Booths to Bridges

Beyond the pulpit, we set up a booth – a humble yet powerful cornerstone where conversations turned into actions. It became a space where $350 in donations were gathered, representing not just funds, but the collective compassion of a community ready to stand up against injustice.

The Ripple Effect of $350

While $350 might seem like a drop in the ocean, the waves it creates extend far beyond monetary value. This contribution is a testament to the shared belief that we can end human trafficking. Every dollar is a pledge towards empowering the lives of those who have suffered, a step closer to providing education, counseling, and a safe haven through the incredible work of Redeeming Hope.

Gratitude and Growth

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to LIFEChurch for their unwavering support and for providing a platform that amplifies our mission. This event is not just a memory; it’s a milestone for our initiative and a stronger foundation for the future.

Join us as we continue to forge a path of hope and restoration. With each event, with every dollar raised, and with the ongoing support of our community, we move closer to a world where freedom is not a dream but a reality for all.

Your Eyes Save Lives

– Signs that an individual may be a victim of sex trafficking include appearing fearful, submissive, or nervous, having little control over their money or identification documents, inconsistencies in their stories regarding where they live or their relationship with the person they’re with, inappropriate dress for the weather or setting, being in the company of someone who seems controlling, possession of items like multiple hotel key cards, and signs of physical or emotional abuse. It’s also a red flag if the individual seems unable to move freely. – For labor trafficking, some indicators are individuals appearing to live at their place of employment, being transported in groups by their employer, having restricted movement, not controlling their identification documents, receiving wages below minimum wage, indebtedness to their employer, showing signs of abuse, isolation, or starvation, and working long hours under poor conditions.

Kentucky law mandates the reporting of suspected trafficking of a minor immediately to Child Protective Services. If you suspect human trafficking, you’re urged to call 911 in an emergency or the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888. For more information, to access resources, or to schedule a human trafficking community training event, you can contact the Office of Trafficking and Abuse Prevention and Prosecution at YourEyesSaveLives@ky.gov or call (502) 696-5436. More details on the signs of human trafficking and how to report can be found on the Your Eyes Save Lives website.

How Can I Help?

Redeeming Hope is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing freedom, hope, redemption, and restoration for teenage girls who have been sexually exploited. Their mission is not just to rescue but to rehabilitate, through a holistic approach that includes counseling, education, and ongoing support. By offering a safe and stable home environment, Redeeming Hope empowers each girl to heal and rediscover their self-worth, ensuring that the home they build is one of love and security, not just shelter

To become a part of the fight with Redeeming Hope, there are several ways you can contribute:

1. Advocate: Use your voice to raise awareness. Share information about human trafficking and Redeeming Hope’s mission with your social network, in community groups, and with your local representatives.

2. Educate: Learn the signs of human trafficking and how to report them. Encourage others to do the same. Education is one of the most powerful tools in preventing trafficking and helping victims.

3. Donate: Every dollar makes a difference in the lives of these young girls. Your financial support goes directly toward providing the care and resources they need to heal and thrive. Donations can be made through their official website or Venmo account.

4. Partner: If you’re part of an organization, consider partnering with Redeeming Hope and this fundraiser campaign to provide services, support, or other resources.

 

Want to join the fight? Email: apenman@medicalcareerandtechnicalcollege.edu

 

DONATE TO Redeeming Hope!

Website: https://redeeminghopeky.org/donate-now/

Venmo: https://account.venmo.com/u/Redeeming-Hope

Make sure to include #MCTC and your email when donating!

 

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