Article by Jane Evans, January 13, 2011
MARIETTA, PA, January 13, 2011--Transport for Christ International, in partnership with Chapter 61 Ministries, is pleased to announce the availability of a FREE ON-DEMAND webinar addressing human trafficking, a $32-billion-a-year business that destroys countless lives and enslaves its victims, the majority of whom are women and children. National statistics puts the annual number of trafficked American children as young as 12 at approximately 300,000. Additionally, another 17,000 internationals are trafficked into our country and forced into sex and labor.
Available ON DEMAND, the webinar provides useful tips on what to look for, what questions to ask, and what steps to take if you witness human trafficking. The webinar can be accessed at www.transportforchrist.org/links (under "Truckers Against Trafficking," click on the webinar link).
The webinar is intended to raise awareness to help fight this crime and those who perpetrate it. "We’re hoping that releasing this recording of Human Trafficking 101 in an ON-DEMAND format will raise awareness of an issue that most Americans do not know exists." said Scott Weidner, President and CEO of Transport For Christ. "Travel plaza managers, driver training schools, and safety directors at companies will be able to download this webinar and use it as an educational program they can share with employees. Now, with the easy-to-use links, any one at any time can access the webinar, thereby providing extra eyes and resources to help stem the tide of human sex trafficking in our country."
Most Americans are aware of the problem in Asia and Africa, but are oblivious to the problem that is occurring in their own backyards. Lyn Thompson of Chapter 61 Ministries adds that "human traffickers move their victims by some mode of transportation all the time. But when they are on the nation’s highways, and stopping at places members of the trucking industry frequent, they’re in places where their activities are more visible. We can then make the call and save lives by calling the national human trafficking hotline number of 1-888-373-7888. We believe the trucking community – Truckers Against Trafficking -- can be the heroes in this fight." The webinar can also be accessed through truckersagainsttrafficking.com.
For more information about TFC and the Human Trafficking Webinar contact:
Jane Evans, Director of Communications PO Box 117 Marietta, PA 17547 email@example.com 717-426-9977, ext. 101
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