World Hope International has named July 1, 2012, “Freedom Sunday” to help raise awareness of human trafficking issues.
The organization will partner with The Wesleyan Church in the endeavor meant to raise awareness of human trafficking, a worldwide injustice. The event has been named Freedom Sunday: A Partnership to End Modern Slavery.
World Hope is the official relief and development partner of The Wesleyan Church.
The U.S. Department of State estimates that 27 million children, women, and men are trapped in the cycle of human trafficking around the world. Trafficking can include everything from forced labor to sexual servitude.
Thousands of survivors have made their way back to a safe, healthy life thanks to World Hope International and its supporters. On Freedom Sunday, WHI and The Wesleyan Church will provide an avenue to connect even more compassionate hearts in the U.S. with survivors in countries like Cambodia and Sierra Leone.
Through their involvement and support, congregations will have the opportunity to help fund a three-month rehabilitative stay at one of World Hope International’s Assessment Centers:
- $4,500 funds a complete stay for one girl
- $1,500 funds one third of one girl’s stay
- $350 funds a week of one girl’s stay
- $50 funds one day of one girl’s stay.
These assessment centers, located in both Cambodia and Sierra Leone, provide comprehensive aftercare for girls and young women who have survived sexual trafficking or exploitation. Each survivor receives physical, psychological, and spiritual care. During their stay, it is also determined whether it is safe to return to their family following their trauma or if they require longer term placement.
To learn more about Freedom Sunday and opportunities to participate visit WorldHope.org and click Freedom Sunday.
For more information on World Hope International, call 703-923-9414 or visit WorldHope.org.