Congratulations WSAC! We raised a total of $170 dollars participating in this past weekend’s 2011 DC Stop Modern Slavery Walk! We surpassed our $100 dollar goal, and helped contribute to the $67,326 raised by all the teams and partners.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for coming out on that cold, dreary Saturday morning(with smiles on your faces, no less)! We are so thrilled with the turnout, and even more thrilled that our team was so genuinely interested in making this cause known.
For me, it was incredibly powerful to be taking a stand with thousands of other people to raise awareness about human trafficking. I could not be more satisfied with my miniscule role in such an important matter. What better way to lend my voice than to speak for those who have been silenced by modern day slavery? I am both humbled and inspired by the courage of the survivors who led us in the walk. They shared their stories with a crowd of so many in an effort to prevent what happened to them from happening to others.
If you were there with us on Saturday morning, you already know the statistics. You already know that human trafficking is one of the fastest growing criminal industries in the world. You already know that 27 million people are enslaved today, even here in Washington, DC. You already know the difference you can make, and the people you can help. But if you don’t know and are interested in learning more, please do your research… slavery is too important to ignore.
Here are a few pictures from Saturday. If you’d like to see all our pictures from the walk, you can view them on our facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.292192600799539.77240.223716904313776&type=3