The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Opinion

October 31, 2013

Group sheds light on human trafficking issue

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How do we protect at-risk, throwaway kids, remembering that this can happen to any child. One of our goals is to build self-esteem in our young people. The purpose of this committee is to educate, motive and activate a plan to end human trafficking.

We ask that churches will step forward to help, to mentor and to pray for our children and families.

January is Anti-Human Trafficking month and there will be programs set into action.

Another goal is to make sure everyone knows the hotline number: 1-888-373-7888. If someone is a victim of trafficking or if you think they are, please call this number and they will help wherever you are.

Remember, your voice matters. Speak out on behalf of those who do not have a voice. Be an advocate for justice.

If you would like to join the committee, or would like someone to speak to your group, please call Lori Freudenberg at 242-7611.

Merlyn Law,

Clinton

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