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The proceeds from this year’s 5k event, will be used to bring awareness of human sex trafficking; on the agenda is a 1 day conference, in Elk River, bringing awareness of human sex trafficking to our communities and region,” for late October or early November 2015. We’ll be setting the date in May. Watch our website, Facebook, flyers, &  newspapers, for this event.

Also, at least 10% of the proceeds from the event will go to DTN Ministries, a tax exempt organization committed to establishing safe homes for young children who are at risk of being, “trafficked” or have been rescued from human trafficking and sex slavery. DTN Ministries is working to establish the first of many homes to care for these children in Thailand.

Learn more about DTN ministries by visiting their website here.

Running For Justice now has their 501c3 tax exempt status, as of March 17th, 2015, so your giving is now tax deductible!

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How big of an issue is human trafficking?

The United Nations has recently declared that,” Human Trafficking,” is now the second largest source of income for organized crime, worldwide. A 32 billion annual industry, modern day trafficking is a type of slavery that involves the transport or trade of people for the purpose of work. According to the U.N. about 2.5 million people around the world are ensnared in the web of human trafficking at any given time. Each year an estimated 800,000 (of the 32 billion) women and children, within national or international borders are sex trafficked for the purpose of forced sex work. Commercial sex exploitation includes pornography, prostitution and sex trafficking of women and girls. (boys and men, too, but the numbers are much smaller) Some sex trafficking is highly visible, such as street prostitution, but many trafficked victims remain unseen, operating out of unmarked brothels in unsuspecting—and sometimes suburban—neighborhoods. Sex traffickers may also operate out of a variety of public and private locations, such as massage parlors, spas, and strip clubs. View more facts about human trafficking here.

 

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