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OF WOMEN IN DESPAIR
Sex trafficking is a form of modern slavery that exists throughout the United States and globally.
Sex traffickers use violence, threats, lies, debt bondage, and other forms of coercion to force women, men and children to engage in commercial sex against their will. Under federal law, any minor under the age of 18 years induced into commercial sex is a victim of sex trafficking—regardless of whether or not the trafficker used force, fraud, or coercion.
Sex traffickers may lure their victims with the false promise of a high-paying job. Others promise a romantic relationship, where they first establish an initial period of false love and feigned affection. During this period they offer gifts, compliments, and sexual and physical intimacy, while making elaborate promises of a better life, fast money, and future luxuries. However, the trafficker eventually employs a variety of control tactics, including physical and emotional abuse, sexual assault, confiscation of identification and money, isolation from friends and family, and even renaming victims.
U.S. citizens, foreign nationals, women, men, children, and LGBTQ individuals can be victims of sex trafficking. Runaway and homeless youth, victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, war or conflict, or social discrimination are frequently targeted by traffickers.
Sex trafficking exists within diverse venues including fake massage businesses, online escort services, residential brothels, in public on city streets and in truck stops, strip clubs, hotels and motels, and elsewhere.
In street-based sex trafficking, victims are often expected to earn a nightly quota, ranging from $500 to $1000 or more, which is confiscated by the pimp. Women in brothels disguised as massage businesses typically live on-site where they are coerced into providing commercial sex to 6 to 10 men a day, 7 days a week.
Learn more about sex trafficking, including specific details of the venues where sex trafficking frequently occurs, at www.traffickingresourcecenter.org.
(source: Polaris Project)
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Your donation allows us to reach, rescue and redeem those affected by human trafficking.
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HOST A FUNDRAISING EVENT
House parties are a great opportunity to raise awareness and educate friends and family while also raising much-needed funding for R3. Normally, the host will ask guests to donate a certain amount and will provide food and drinks. You may choose to further educate your guests by showing movie clips, discussing a book, or bringing in a speaker from R3 or a local organization working on combating human trafficking.
Other Ideas for Events
· Bake Sale
· Garage Sale
· Raise funds by dedicating a race or a sporting event
Also, visit our shop and purchase merchandise to help fund freedom!!!
And WATCH OUT for some exciting new items that will be available soon!
BACKPACKS TO FREEDOM
These survivors need the basics to get their lives going. Backpacks hold the necessities that all young women need. Things like a change of clothes, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, blanket, stuffed animal, snacks and other items. Our teams of backpack builders ensure that our rescue teams have the needed items to dispense to these survivors (men, women, and children).This also helps our housing partners as the survivors have the basic necessities upon arrival.
If you are interested in leading one of our backpack projects, please:
1) subscribe to this website to stay informed as information is posted
2) see the documents below ( You can use these to get started with your backpack drive TODAY.)
3) call Angie if you need specific help
4) email us at with any questions
Our Backpacks to Freedom Initiative is an integral part of showing our men, women, and children God's love from the moment they are rescued.
Watch for our shout-outs giving information on our 4 main drives per year that we do in conjunction with
Bellevue's Bellevue/Jesus Love Memphis Work Days.
2017 BLM/JLM Work Days:
All are 8am-10am in Bellevue's Fellowship Hall
2017 Current Items Most Needed:
$10 McDonald's Cards
Hair Ties / Scrunchies
Contact: Angie Walthall - 901-326-4100
These DOCUMENTS will help you get started:
* 5 pg complete packet with all lists:
* Photo - B2F List:
* Ladies' Trifold flyer:
(Please note: This is to be printed front/cover and back/inside.)
* Note Card Guidelines:
(Please note: This is front and back.)