My name is Melissa and this will be my first time attending Love Runs Detroit. Love Runs, started by NorthRidge Church, raises money 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 are just some of the basics that Love Runs will be funding. Love Run’s predominate focus will be on the Detroit area and 100% of the funds raised will be for local impact. All donations are tax deductible.
I’ve had the opportunity to learn more about human trafficking, and it’s vast, global scale through the company that I work for, iPoint Inc. At iPoint Inc., we work with companies to identify human trafficking and modern-day slavery and eradicate it from their global supply chains. It brings me great pride to work for a company that is instrumental in the causes that I believe in and that supports my personal efforts as well.
Michigan is ranked among the worst in Human Trafficking in the Nation. It’s extra scary when you’re facing it in your own backyard, as a female, and a mother. This cause is very near and dear to my heart, pushing me out of my comfort zone, to take a stand and run. My goal is to raise $1440. 1440 is the number of minutes in every day that a victim is enslaved, and the same number of minutes we are free. If you choose to contribute to the cause, below is what you’re providing for a victim of Human Trafficking.
$10 – Provides food and a hygiene kit for a victim
$14 – Will house a rescued victim for one night
$25 – Will give important educational skills, like reading
$100 - Will shelter a victim for a night; provide fifteen hygiene/safety/nutrition kits; one year of mentoring for reading; support life skills training, medical and psychological treatment.
Thank you for your consideration to donate to this fundraiser!