It is so easy to get caught up on being busy. For many administrative types, what starts out as a worthy cause becomes a list of tasks and we tend to forget why we are balancing checkbooks, filling out forms, laminating signs, and staring at overflowing inboxes. That is why we decided to take a short weekend retreat to work on the organizational and strategic future of Traffick Free, but also to reflect on all that we have accomplished, while, of course, remembering the injustice that we fight for.
Thanks to the many resources several of our supporters have provided, we achieved non-profit status this year; we oversold our first annual 5k Freedom Run; we come alongside partner organizations in their efforts to help survivors; and we feel confident in our vision and growing resources to provide direct victim and survivor assistance.
But as much as we are all accomplishing to Free the Supply :: End the Demand, there are still survivors of human trafficking who do not know how to navigate a job search, much less this city; there are still victims who return to their pimps because there is no emergency housing; there are students and professionals who do not know that human trafficking exists in our neighborhoods; there are runaways at
risk of becoming domestic sex trafficking victims; there are persons susceptible to fraud and coercion because they are desperate for emotion or resources they cannot seem to find elsewhere. So we countinue to do the work we know to do.
Come to our next Green Light Volunteer Meeting to find out more. If you are able to give financially, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for ways to give.
“From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.” –Luke 12:48, NIV