We invite you to join us for the Light Up The Night HT Awareness event on January 22, 2022 at The Shops at Wiregrass.
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Human trafficking is a form of modern day slavery that involves the exploitation of vulnerable persons. Human trafficking is the second largest criminal enterprise in the world, just behind the illegal drug trade, netting billions of dollars worldwide annually.
There are over 20 million persons held in slavery in the world today, more than any other time in history. It is estimated between 500,000 and 2 million are trafficked annually worldwide with an estimated 15,000 to 18,000 being trafficked into the United States every year.
On a local scale, according to national human trafficking hotline tips and complaints, Florida ranks as third in the proliferation of human trafficking with the Tampa Bay area being second in the state.
We cannot afford to remain silent. We are hopeful for a united community motivated to "END" this crime now! Be assured that as a partner you are the voice for the voiceless and an advocate for the hopeless. As an advocate, your name will be recognized as one who refused to be silent. Ending human trafficking is paramount for the success and well-being of the victims, as well as our society. To learn more about how you can help or to become a sponsor, please visit www.HTFoundation.us.
If you think you have come into contact with a victim of human trafficking in Pasco, Pinellas, or Hillsborough County area, call the National Trafficking Information and Referral Hotline at (888) 373-7888.