Every 30 seconds someone becomes a victim.
Disciples Women have been shining a light on the crime of human trafficking-sex/trade/slave labor trafficking of women, men and children. In Kansas, there have been nearly 1000 calls to the Hotline since 2007, including 126 calls in the first quarter of this year, with 186 total cases reported–43 this year! The FBI ranks Wichita 5th in the nation as originating cities for trafficking. Nebraska numbers are similar: 101 calls this year and 24 cases reported. One case reported is one too many!
20.9 million are enslaved globally. 1.2 million children are trafficked annually.
To raise funds to help trafficked people, Kansas and Nebraska Disciples Women (KDW, NDW) will co-sponsor a 5K FUN WALK/RUN, with the theme “Breaking the Chains of Human Trafficking: Building Hope Link by Link.”All proceeds of this charity fundraiser will be divided among these organizations which assist people coming out of being trafficked: Clover House, Salina KS, part of Saint Francis Community Services; Hope /Ranch, Wichita KS; and Salvation Army of Nebraska.
The Run/Walk will take place at Bill Burke Park in Salina, on Friday, November 11. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and the event begins at 1 p.m.
Register or give online below, or download the Registration or the 5k Donation form and mail with payment. All run/ walk registrants and those who donate $20 or more by October 31 will receive a free commemorative T-Shirt.
At $34 billion annual profit, human trafficking is the 2nd largest criminal enterprise in the world.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: first aid workers, especially those with medical background. More volunteers are needed to set up and take down, serve food and water, monitor the trail, and more. Contact Diane Mannebach or call 620-617-1483 to volunteer. Whether you run, walk, donate, or volunteer, pray for us and the people we hope to help. Let Your Light Shine!
“ . . . . just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.”
~ Matthew 25:40