GRAND JUNCTION, Colo- Talk about running for a cause. A 5K event at Las Colonias Park helps spreads awareness on human trafficking. Organizers are grateful to see this cause grab the attention of Mesa County and run all the way to Sarah’s Home.
“The community here has really rallied around this cause and this idea for freedom,” Jillian Winters describes, “That is what we’re fighting for at Sarah’s Home. We fight for his freedom.”
Sarah’s Home helps girls age 12 up to 18 who have been rescued from sex trafficking. Mesa County Commissioners turn into a superhero league, showing local support to find justice for victims and survivors.
“We want to promote humanity. We want to promote kindness. We wanna promote community,” Captain Kindness, “When we think about child sex trafficking, and other things like that, we want to see these things come to an end because we value each other, we value ourselves, and we value our lives.”
Sarah’s Home is the only licensed shelter for sexually trafficked girls in the state of Colorado. The organization is ready to take its service up a notch.
“We’ve just been given acreage in the mountains to open a home for the rescue sex trafficked teenage boys,” Vicki Proffit shares, “There’s only one in the United States so they’re excited in Mesa County. We actually have had children and have children from Mesa County at Sarah’s Home.”
There are several ways that girls and boys can become trafficked in the U.S If you suspect trafficking of any kind, call the Colorado hotline at 866-455-5075 or text 720-999-9724.