LOVE RUNS IS RAISING MONEY TO FIGHT HUMAN TRAFFICKING
IN METRO DETROIT. MICHIGAN CURRENTLY RANKS AMONG THE WORST IN HUMAN
TRAFFICKING IN THE NATION.
MODERN DAY EPIDEMIC OF SLAVERY
Every 30 seconds human trafficking claims a new victim. Children of all ages and backgrounds, including some of the most affluent, are being hijacked into a living Hell of physical, sexual and emotional exploitation and torture. Human trafficking is not just a global issue, it’s very much local. It’s not just a Detroit problem, it’s an “in your own backyard” problem.
Poverty and lack of basic necessities place so many in the Detroit area at risk for trafficking as well. Add to that a legion of children from broken homes, or those who are abused and neglected, and Michigan’s proximity to strategic borders and transportation routes, and it all adds up to a modern-day epidemic of slavery.
VICTIMS ARE WAITING
Law enforcement is making a difference. They’ve located and identified hundreds of victims. They know their names, but they just don’t have enough qualified places to put them. The psychological, physical and spiritual damage to victims can take years to overcome.
NorthRidge Church started Love Runs to bring people from every background together to fight as one against human trafficking. Those running the FREEP events will be raising funds that Love Runs will use to help in the PREVENTION OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING; AND THE RESCUE AND RESTORATION OF ITS VICTIMS.
Safe housing, medical and psychological support, educational and vocational training are just some of the basics that Love Runs will be funding.
Love Run’s predominate focus will be on the Detroit area and 100% of the funds raised will be for local impact.
YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE PART OF NORTHRIDGE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Anyone willing to run any FREEP event can join Love Runs as a runner. If you’re not able to run, you can financially support a runner or just donate funds to Love Runs. Regardless of your background, you can join this fight for the freedom of others…many of whom are the most vulnerable and at-risk.
When everything has fallen apart, and everyone else runs away, Love Runs in.
This year, Love Runs In the D! Will you join us?
EVERY DOLLAR WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Money is time. Funds raised by Love Runs will shorten the time impacted children are at-risk, and victims can be rescued and restored.
*The cost of housing, medical and psychological care will vary greatly depending on the location and condition of the victim. For every equation we don’t know, what we do know is that every life matters and every dollar makes a difference. Whether it takes you 360 minutes to run a marathon, or just 3 minutes to make a donation, you can make a difference to end modern-day slavery.
BE BOLD. RAISE $1440. RAISE AWARENESS.
1440 – that’s not only the amount of dollars Love Runs challenges its runners to raise to fight human trafficking; it’s the number of minutes in every day that a victim is enslaved, and the same number of minutes we are free. Human trafficking is such a complex problem it does not lend itself to easy equations. While most victims face similar challenges, each victim’s rescue and restoration is unique.