WAKE COUNTY, N.C. - January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, dedicated to promoting awareness and education of human trafficking. Cary Oil is doing their part to join the fight against human trafficking. On behalf of Cary Oil, BP presented The Salvation Army of Wake County's Project FIGHT with a $12,500 check to the program’s Director, Christine Shaw. Shaw has also recently been appointed one of 15 State Commissioners on the North Carolina Human Trafficking Commission.
Project FIGHT provides case management to victims that are rescued out of sex trafficking, labor trafficking, or both. Since the program began in 2011, Project FIGHT has seen 74 cases.
“It’s wonderful to see a corporation like Cary Oil taking action on a local level. This donation is extremely beneficial to Project FIGHT,” states Commissioner Shaw. "The victims we encountered have been men and women ranging in age from 13-63 all with varying needs and situations. This money will help in seeking medical attention, emergency housing, and more.”
As a part of National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Project FIGHT has hosted several awareness events and trainings, but will also be participating in a two day conference, Shedding Light on Child Trafficking in North Carolina. Project FIGHT staff, and other organizations like PATH NC, will sit on various panels January 23-24 at Edenton St UMC, 228 West Edenton ST, Raleigh. Cost to attend is $30 for one day and $20 for two days.