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Love Runs Detroit: Ending Human Trafficking in Our Own Backyard

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BENEFITING: Love Runs - NorthRidge Church

EVENT DATE: Oct 17, 2015

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THE STORY:

Slavery ended in our nation in 1865, but most would be shocked to know that it is alive and well in the United States through Human Trafficking. Many more would be shocked to know that Michigan is the second worst state for human trafficking, only behind Nevada ( Las Vegas area). Michigan ( Detroit Metro) used to be the worst, but recent efforts to eliminate it from our state are slowly progressing. Children of all ages and backgrounds, including some of the most affluent, are being hijacked into a living Hell of physical, sexual and emotional exploitation and torture…all around us. Poverty and lack of basic necessities place so many in the Detroit area at risk for trafficking as well. Add to that a legion of children from broken homes, or those who are abused and neglected, and Michigan’s proximity to strategic borders and transportation routes, and it all adds up to an epidemic of slavery. Love Runs is founded by NorthRidge Church to bring people from every background together to fight as one against human trafficking. Those running the FREEP events will be raising funds that Love Runs will use to help in the: prevention of human trafficking; and the rescue and restoration of its victims. Safe housing, medical and psychological support, educational and vocational training, and spiritual renewal are just some of the basics that Love Runs will be funding. Love Run’s predominate focus will be on the Detroit area, but like so many other forms of evil, human trafficking has global roots and reach. So 75% of the funds raised will be for local impact with 25% for global impact. Every dollar will make a difference. Money can never erase what happened, but it can help prevent human trafficking from happening, and rescue and restore those who spend every minute of every day either living in it or recovering from it. 1440 – that’s not only the amount Love Run’s challenges its runners to raise to fight human trafficking; it’s the number of minutes in every day that a victim is enslaved, and the same number of minutes we are free. Human trafficking is such a complex problem it does not lend itself to easy equations. While most victims face similar challenges, each victim’s rescue and restoration is unique. Every dollar WILL make a difference, but $100 will: shelter a victim for a night; provide 15 hygiene/safety/nutrition kits; one year of reading mentoring; and support life skills training, medical and psychological treatment. The cost of Housing, medical and psychological care will vary greatly depending on the location and condition of the victim. For every equation we don’t know, what we do know is that every life matters and every dollar makes a difference.

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$210

MONEY RAISED
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  • The Ashburn

    $50

  • Tom and Val Ferrante

    $50

  • Matt, Lindsay and Lucy

    $20

  • Chrissy

     

  • William and Lisa Stevens

    $20

  • Joe & Linda Sinischo

    $50

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15% Raised of $1,440 Goal

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The Team: $210 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Joe & Linda Sinischo

Joe & Linda Sinischo

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

William and Lisa Stevens

William and Lisa Stevens

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Chrissy

Chrissy

It breaks my heart that a person could harm and enslave an innocent child who looks to adults for protection, and guidance. Thank you for making an effort to help save their lives; For taking the time to show them that even in their darkest moments people care about their safety and their future. 3 years ago

Matt, Lindsay and Lucy

Matt, Lindsay and Lucy

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Tom and Val Ferrante

Tom and Val Ferrante

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

The Ashburn

The Ashburn

DONATION: $50

3 years ago