Jonathan Lo wrote -
-- We will take action. We will pray. We will fund raise. We will change the world. --
Sex trafficking is one of the most obvious evils in our world, and it's happening right here in our own cities. The average age of local girls coerced into this terrible life of oppression is 13, and we, as the young adult Christians of Federal Way, are taking a stand against it. Join us in an ambitious goal to raise $10,000 for the Genesis Project, which directly rescues victims of domestic minor sex trafficking in the Seattle-Tacoma area.
Just $25 keeps the doors open for another hour, providing the light of Christ to a very dark world. Register yourself, set a personal fundraising goal of $125, and join the walk... let's do a 5k for 5 hours.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." -Margaret Mead
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The Freedom Walk 5K is an event that The Genesis Project puts on annually to raise funds and awareness about the issue of sex trafficking in the greater Puget Sound area. Though many are aware of the issue of human trafficking internationally, we strive to bring hope and awareness to the fact that human trafficking exists here in our own country and community. The sole purpose of the Freedom Walk is to do just that, bring awareness to the issue, raise funds to rescue, and bring full restoration to as many young girls and women who have fallen victim to sex trafficking as possible.
On July 19, 2014 at 10am, the event will take place at The Corridor, (2819 S. 208th St. SeaTac) where you will journey “In Her Shoes” as we walk 3.1 miles of the Pacific Highway in SeaTac, which is the same street that many girls and women work off of. Each participant of the 5K will be taken step by step through the experiences of one of the girls that we have seen restored. We strongly encourage Registrants to "Set Up a Fundraiser" and gain pledges from their family, friends, coworkers, and church congregations to raise money for The Genesis Project and our program! Be sure to register for the event here on Crowdrise!