Here is a reminder to support Truckers Against Trafficking it’s a great cause!
From their website:
Human trafficking, a term for modern-day slavery, is a $32-billion worldwide industry with more than 27 million people enslaved. It has been reported in all 50 states, and the number of victims in the United States is estimated in the hundreds of thousands. This website has been created to enable members of the trucking/travel plaza industry and other travelers learn what you can do to help stop this atrocity.
Around the world, there are an estimated 27 million slaves today. This is more than at any other time in world history. Modern-day slavery, when it results in people being bought and sold and moved around, is called human trafficking. Beyond the international statistics, slavery exists here in the United States. Conservative estimates state that 17,000-17,500 people are trafficked into this country every year. Within the United States, the U. S. Department of Justice estimates that anywhere between 100,000-300,000 American kids are at risk of entering the sex trade each year.
While illegal, human trafficking is a booming business, second only to drug trafficking. Most of the people trafficked are women and children. Many of them are used in the sex industry. They are the prostituted people on the street, at truck stops and in motels. They need help. They need to be identified and rescued.
You Can Help Us Stop This Nightmare
This is where you come in! Truckers Against Trafficking recognizes that members of the trucking industry and individual truckers are invaluable in the fight against this heinous crime. This site has been created to inform truckers and other travelers of the basic issues involved in human trafficking and a summary of ways you can help. We invite you to travel through this website and learn how you can join this worthy cause and save lives.
Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT), is a 501(c)3 that exists to educate, equip, empower and mobilize members of the trucking and travel plaza industry to combat domestic sex trafficking by
- helping us put our wallet cards (and other materials) in the hands of members of the trucking industry;
- having our trucking-industry-specific training DVD made part of orientation for all truck stop and travel plaza employees, all students of private and public truck-driving schools, all truck drivers employed via major carriers or owner/operators;
- and partnering with law enforcement to facilitate the investigation of human trafficking.
And then, once equipped with both awareness of the problem and education, when human trafficking is suspected, call the national hotline number of 1-888-373-7888.
Visit their website or Facebook page for more information
Truckers Against Trafficking Website
Truckers Against Trafficking Facebook page