The unfortunate truth is that most of us (whether we were asked to or not ) contribute to the sin of human trafficking, we just don’t realize it. It’s seems impossible to imagine that we contribute to something so horrific. And yet….we spend money on Christmas decorations or certain brands of shoes, or electronics that make our lives more comfortable, not realizing that such comfort comes with a price — and that price is the men, women, boys and girls who work unreasonable hours in harsh conditions, often against their will, so that we can decorate a tree or sync our phone with our laptop.
Then there is the sex trade, that stretches around the world and across our town. Young girls, forced into dark rooms, to experience day after day unimaginable terror at the hands of their captors and “clients”. To think that I have anything to do with any form of slavery makes me sick, and brings me to my knees. It also reminds me that if I am not part of the solution, then I become part of the problem…..This cannot happen.
So instead of asking, “what can I do” and therefore do nothing, I decided to take a step toward the fight. For my birthday I started a site to help raise funds to support the A21 Campaign and the work they are doing to fight the slave trade. It’s a site you can visit, and give a secure donation online. Please….consider joining me in this fight by clicking here to view my families’ site, learn more, and give a gift of any size.
To learn more about the A21 Campaign, go to www.a21campaign.com
To see the size of your slavery footprint, go to www.slaveryfootprint.org
If you have a moment, please share this post with friends you know who will not stand for being called a “human trafficker” any longer.