Friday, December 7, 2012


This is not a post I want to write. It's a post I have to write. Several weeks ago as part of a blog hop, I chose to write about my Passion Project; supporting efforts to help victims of human trafficking. So many people asked, "How can we help? What can we do?"

There is no hiding the blatant facts. Human trafficking is on the increase and is a huge profit machine not just in third world nations but also in the United States. Many people believe trafficking occurs primarily in large cities, but often the trafficked victims are first located in the comfortable bedroom suburbs we live in, oblivious to the girl at the mall, brainwashed by her owner and forced to locate "new unsuspecting girls" to lure into this life;so oblivious to the young girl on the corner with a backpack looking like she is just another teenager, but her entire world is in that backpack;change of clothes, condoms, and a bedroll she calls "home"

Once you hear how these victims were pulled into the trafficking arena, you feel more than disbelief or repulsion.You are appalled to learn they have been beaten until their spirit is broken, moved from place to place and forced into a life too horrific for most of us to even fathom. Children as young as 12 years old. Oh yes, in my city and in YOURS too.

Wellspring Living is one of just a handful of places in the country serving to rehabilitate these victims. This agency has spent years raising the awareness of this crime and when a victim is rescued or manages to escape, Wellspring Living offers an amazing step by step program to rehabilitate and return these individuals to school, a job, a home, a life.

It costs $56.00 to support a girl for one month in one of the programs at Wellspring Living. JUST $56.00! can help  bring back a dream, spark a hope, rebuild a life, surround a girl with a future.

THINK ABOUT THIS: If just 28 people donate $2.00/month or $24 a year, a girl in the program can receive a year of care. AN ENTIRE YEAR for a ONE TIME contribution of $24 or $2.00 each month(Less than you might pay for a cup of coffee DAILY!!)

So you asked how you could help; where you come in. PLEASE would you be one of the 28 VOICES who offers a one time gift of $24.00 or contributes just $2.00/monthly.
 Contribute HERE and every cent of your contribution immediately goes to helping the victims at Wellspring Living.

Every circle of  28 VOICES supports one girl for one year. PLEASE consider becoming part the circle to make a difference. Your donation is tax deductible. Do it for your own daughter, niece, granddaughter, friend, student. 

Donate so someday there is no need to to share this ugly truth, no need for programs to rehabilitate and restore, no further growth of modern day slavery.

28 VOICES exists because of this ugly truth. Won't you please give the gift of a beautiful response.

To learn more about Wellspring Living visit their website and read the stories, get the facts, see the videos and learn more about their amazing programs.

Trafficking is not specific to one town or location.Please let me know if you would like to start a 28 VOICES program in your town. I'll be happy to show you how.

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  1. Thank you, Kathy, for making us aware of this horrific problem and giving us a way to help.

    1. Thanks, Martha. Please share with those in your social community as well. Thank-you.

  2. Thanks for keeping this problem in the forefront. I just made my donation:)

    1. Thanks so much, Lynne. Wellspring and I appreciate your donation. Hard to believe so many people think this is not a problem America has to worry about.

  3. Thanks for showing us this problem is closer to home than we think, Kathy.

    1. I would never have believed how much of this is in our own backyard had I not discovered and confirmed the facts, myself. Thanks for dropping by.

  4. Thank you, maybe now the people will believe me. I will be spreading this around. It is so very tragic, and sad. It is hard to fathom the ability of some to be so inhuman. Including those of us who do nothing.

    1. Thanks so much, Jan for offering to circulate this. Lots of people believe this is a 3rd world nation problem only. The statistics in America are not only shocking but sad.
      Thanks for taking the time to comment, Jan.