do something: helping victims of sex trafficking find lasting recovery and freedom

"It is estimated that 240,000 children in the United States are at risk of sexual exploitation."  

Let that sit on your brain for a moment and weigh heavy on your heart. 

240,000.... in the US.  It makes me feel sick.  And then I look in the eyes of my own children and my heart aches.  Each and every single one of those 240,000 children have a face and a name and a story.  Each one deserving of freedom from the prison they find themselves in.  Children exploited to feed the unquenchable lust of adults filled with evil.  

At the end of July, the FBI carried out a successful raid throughout more than 70 cities rescuing over 100 children from sex-trafficking.  The youngest of the victims... only 13 years old.  You can read the whole story here.  159 people were arrested and put out of business.  

While the rescue is encouraging, it is just the beginning of the road to true freedom for each of those 100 girls.  
    
       Many of these teens have no real family to speak of and will be assigned by the courts to group homes and       rehabilitation centers. It is very important to remember that just because a person has been freed does not         mean that they will intuitively know how to live like a free person. These girls have suffered terrible abuse,           exploitation, manipulation and neglect. Many struggle with drug addiction, mental disorder, personality                 disorder, physical sickness and spiritual anguish as a result of their enslavement. They now face a difficult         journey of recovery, rehab and redemption.  ~ chris campbell 

Chris posted a challenge on his website, a call to action.  There is a great organization that is helping girls rescued from sex trafficking to find true and lasting freedom... StreetLightUSA .   His challenge was for each person to donate $10 to Street Light and then spread the word to encourage others to do the same.  

What will you blow $10 on today?  I know I can easily let that $10 fly out of my wallet for the most meaningless purchases.  So I am passing the challenge onto you.  Forfeit the lunch out, the new shirt, the big coffee.... and instead invest in freedom for these girls.   And then pass it on to encourage others to do the same.

"Each girl that is rescued and placed at StreetLightUSA®  for even one night means a minimum of 10 rapes and sexual assaults against that child have been prevented."      

Donate here.  

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