January is Human Trafficking Awareness month and RB Community is partnering with Alabaster Jar Project and Generate Hope to help inform our congregation and community to the growing trend in San Diego County. A recent study released through USD and Pt. Loma Nazarene Universities estimates the illicit sex economy in San Diego County to be an $810 million dollar enterprise through which there are up to 8000 victims … many of them high school and college age individuals.
Please consider attending an information night sponsored by Alabaster Jar Project on January 26, (6-8:30 pm at the Ritz Theater in Escondido, $5.00 at the door) when they will be showing the NBC7 Monica Dean documentary STOLEN, about human trafficking in San Diego County. This month we will be collecting toiletry and hygiene items for survivors living in safe houses while they rebuild their lives.
Suggested Donations: shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, mouthwash, body wash, soaps, body lotions, manicure sets, nail polish and remover, acne cream, foundations (all shades) regular size not travel size.
If you are interested in finding out other ways our congregation might become involved in serving survivors of human trafficking contact Elaine@rbcpc.org.
RB Community Missions Committee supports one of our homegrown missionaries, Linley Krahel who works for Raising A Voice in Nashville, TN helping survivors of human trafficking there to heal and be self-sufficient. Learn more by visiting their website, raisingavoice.org.