Earlier this year, I became part of a task force to bring awareness to growing national and international problem: human trafficking. Human trafficking is a form of slavery and it happens right here in our own backyard. I am proud to have partnered with two organizations which help provide immediate shelter and housing for sexually exploited women and children.
The WellHouse (http://the-wellhouse.org/) is a organization located right here in Birmingham and is the only shelter in Alabama which provides immediate shelter to women.
Rescue 1 (http://rescue1mission.com/) is an organization based out of Nashville which provides shelter to boys and girls in Southeast Asia who are at risk of being trafficked or have been rescued from the lifestyle.
Both of these organizations are nonprofit and need financial support. If you would be interested in learning more about this problem, volunteering your time or talents, or providing financial support, either one time, monthly, quarterly, etc., please ask me. I am passionate about making people aware of this form of slavery and raising funds for these organizations.
(First picture of is Tajuan Lewis, from The WellHouse and the second picture is Lacy from Rescue1, Tajuan and Alexis of The WellHouse. I absolutely love these women!)