Great Job!

Just want to toot the horn for the work the Tri-State Coalition Against Human Trafficking and Slavery has done to kick off the Hotel/Motel Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign.

Here is a link to the coverage about this project from KWWL TV.

and here is a link to the BVM Sister’s full coverage of the press conference.

There was also coverage in the TH Newspaper. You need a subscription to read it, so no link, sorry.

We also hope to have an article in The Witness that will be published on Friday.

This week four of us from the coalition pan on heading to Des Moines to meet with the governor and congress members as well as participate in the Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery, open meeting on 1/17/2019.

We also want to give a shout of of praise for the management and staff of the Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark for being the first hotel in the Dubuque area to participate in this vital training to protect hotel staff and guests from the dangers of human trafficking.

Also, we would like to make a shout of thanks for those who help make this training possible both locally and from those who wrote the curriculum we used from the Coalition on Human Trafficking.

And as an FYI –

Kevin Schwendinger will be presenting the “Historical Perspective of Slavery” and its cultural and migration affects as well as ecocide as it relates to labor slavery. He will also cover aspects of Sex Trafficking and some opportunities of how one might help interrupt this illegal industry. Kevin will provide resources to consider to educate oneself. This a FACT based presentation and not graphic in content nor are the short film clips. Please join at Statera: Integrated Health and Wellness Solutions, Lower Level on January 24th at 6:30pm for this free* presentation. Reservations not required.  We highly recommend people attend this session. Kevin’s research is solid and interesting.

So often the work is much harder than it appears on the surface. Spiritually this work is harrowing. Mentally it is arduous. Physically it can be draining. Always it is a privilege to serve God by serving the people in need around us. We do not take this role on lightly. And we cannot do it alone.

To all who have supported Set Free’s ministry through prayer and/or monetarily, thank you. We could not do this work without you.