We believe no human should be for sale. Yet, each year, between 14,500 and 17,500 people are trafficked into this country. The International Labor Organization estimates that there are 20.9 million victims of human trafficking, globally.
It’s a multi-billion-dollar criminal industry and it’s happening nearby. No area is immune to human trafficking … it’s occurring in our region, in our state, and yes, right here in Charlotte. From the girl forced into prostitution at a truck stop, to the man discovered in a restaurant kitchen, stripped of his passport and held against his will. All trafficking victims share one essential experience: the loss of freedom.
The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte is actively involved in the fight against trafficking in our community. Our Project FIGHT (Freeing Individuals Gripped by Human Trafficking) program exists not only to raise awareness of the issue, but to partner with other local organizations, law enforcement and coalitions to participate in prevention activities and prevent future crimes. We also help rescue and restore current victims by improving the identification and prosecution of local traffickers. We give ongoing care to those escaping the life of human trafficking. Along with the immediate needs of shelter, transportation, food, and clothing, we address physical and psychological trauma through a variety of services.
You can help us in this important mission. Join our FIGHT against human trafficking by donating online.