Monday, August 15, 2011

stop the traffic

you may have noticed the link on the top left of my blog that says, "stop the traffic". i hope you've already checked it out, but if not, here's my shameless plug for you to do so :)

stop the traffic is a 5K run/walk that my church is hosting on october 8 @ 9:00 a.m., here in louisville, ky. the idea behind the race is to raise money and awareness in an easy way to help stop human trafficking in our backyard and worldwide. the event website definitely has a lot more information if you're interested, but please know that all proceeds from the event will go to help benefit these 3 very worthy charities in their work to abolish modern day slavery:

*Catholic Charities' program called "Rescue & Restore" that helps educate and rehabilitate victims of human trafficking

*Scarlet Hope which is an organization that ministers to women in the sex industry. {my mother-in-law has been involved with this amazing ministry for the past few months. this great organization is showing Jesus' love in easy ways, like providing meals and a shoulder to lean on, for women employed by local strip clubs.}

*Not for Sale who is working to abolish slavery in the US and worldwide. there is a great documentary i saw awhile back on this organization, and they are definitely a worthy cause!

just like it's very easy to ignore the global orphan crisis, it's also very easy to brush these kind of problems under the rug, but let's not. i know that God's heart is closely aligned to caring for people who are hurting and destitute, so our hearts should be too.

if you want to get involved by running in the race, volunteering, or donating, please let me know or check out the website here:

thanks ahead of time for getting involved and for helping STOP THE TRAFFIC!!!

Not For Sale | Shadowhands from Not For Sale Campaign on Vimeo.