Human Traffic Watch

Auction helps fight human trafficking | SLIDESHOW

In Awareness, Human Trafficking, Social Justice on October 23, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Shelby Carr wasn’t even 18 yet when the culmination of years worth of research and organization finally paid off on behalf of some of the world’s most endangered people on Saturday, Oct. 13, as her silent auction and spaghetti dinner fundraiser for “Not For Sale” kicked off at the Arlington First Baptist Church.

Carr is currently a senior at Arlington High School, but she hadn’t even started her junior year when a mission trip to Thailand opened her eyes to the prevalence of human trafficking throughout the world.

“I was amazed that people could buy people who were younger than me, even as young as my sister,” Carr told the nearly 200 attendees of the Oct. 13 fundraiser, who bid on items donated by nearly 100 area businesses and other organizations and individuals.

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Source: Arlington Times

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