Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Climbing to Combat Trafficking

From Climb for Captives:

This Fourth of July a group of friends has decided to celebrate Independence Day a little differently. We're calling it the "Climb for Captives". Early on the morning of July fourth, six of us will set out for the Summit of 14,410 foot Mt. Rainier in an effort to raise both awareness and funds to fight human trafficking worldwide. Our goal is to raise a dollar for every vertical foot of the mountain... that's 14,410 dollars, and with the help of friends, family and other generous supporters, we believe that it’s an attainable goal.

Human trafficking is the slavery of our time and the numbers are alarming. Even in Seattle, in the shadow of Mt Rainier, children are found every year who are kept in slavery, exploited for labor or for sex.

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