BENEFITING: LIVING IN LIBERTY
EVENT DATE: May 04, 2014
Thanks for checking out my fundraising page!
Four friends and I have formed a Pittsburgh Marathon relay team to raise money for an amazing non-profit -- Living in Liberty -- which helps victims of sex trafficking by providing safe houses with comprehensive services to help women heal -- body, mind, and spirit. Your donations help make this possible. Our goal is to raise $1,200.
Each year about 14,000-17,000 women are trafficked into the U.S. and over 100,000 American children fall victim to human trafficking (which is defined as: organized criminal activity in which human beings are treated as possessions to be controlled and exploited, usually for prostitution or labor). These astronomical statistics make the human trafficking industry a $32 billion business which makes it America’s 2nd largest illegal market. The most heart wrenching static of these is that only about 1% of these victims are rescued. One of the reasons is that there are so few viable options for victims. Living in Liberty is dedicated to changing this.
Living In Liberty (LIL), established in February 2012, has dedicated itself to eradicating human trafficking one life at a time. Living In Liberty is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based out of Pittsburgh, PA that provides comprehensive support for women rescued from the sex trade. LIL also educates the public about human trafficking.
Living In Liberty established the first safe house in Pennsylvania for women rescued from sex slavery and it is located right here in Pittsburgh. LIL provides a safe and nurturing environment for women to help them heal and rebuild their lives. Some of the things our comprehensive support includes are health care, counseling services, food, shelter, clothing, education, job opportunities, and legal counsel. To provide these services we need your support. Plans are in the works for more safe houses because the need is so great. Your contributions help give these women a new hope and a new life. THANK YOU!