Human Trafficking Awareness Street Sign Campaign | Crime
(WMC-TV) - Every year in America, 100,000 to 300,000 youth are at-risk of being taken into human trafficking as a slave to be used for sex or labor exploitation.
More than $30 billion a year is made from this exploitation in America. The only way to combat this modern-day slavery is to educate our citizens on ways to keep their own children and the people around them safe.
Over 4,000 people went missing in the State of Tennessee last year alone, but we didn't find 4,000 bodies, so we ask you...where are they? Chances are they may be at risk for exploitation, if we don't do our part.
A Bridge of Hope will be doing another Human Trafficking Educational Street Sign Campaign on Saturday October 6, 2012 from 10:00a.m. - 2:00p.m. The event will be held on the corners of Poplar Avenue and Ridgeway Road in Memphis. Parking will be available in the Regalla Shopping Center in the Ruth Chris Steak House Parking Lot.
Volunteers, legislators, civic groups, church groups, youth groups, sororities and fraternities, and others are needed to hold informational signs letting people who are driving by know that there is a group of passionate people here in Memphis and Shelby County that are part of the solution by educating our citizens.
Signs will be provided, but feel free to make some of your own. If you need data or statistics, we can share those with you. All signs must be in good taste and true in content. This is not a protest, but again, a way to educate the citizens of the autrocities that happen within our city, county, and country.