Reading the book, The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom, again has brought to my heart an encouragement of great proportions. If so many could risk their lives to hide and save thousands of Jews, elderly, disabled, young men and others the Nazis deemed unworthy during that nefarious regime, we can surely do something to rescue those who are led away to captivity today. We can certainly refuse to do nothing. There is an estimated 27 million people enslaved in the world today and millions more who know nothing about it. Millions of fellow human beings, who if they all did just one simple act, would make, at the very least, a profound dent on modern day slavery. What is one simple act that every person could do?
*Participate in an activity that is raising funds to fight trafficking, especially if it is for a safe house for victims of human trafficking.
*Donate to safe houses, projects bringing awareness or organizations that are actively working with victims.
*Educate yourself on the evils of trafficking and then spread the news, the more who know the better.
*Encourage law makers to create laws to fight trafficking and protect victims.
Again, we can all refuse to do nothing because one simple act can mean everything to one trapped in captivity. As Dr. Seuss once said, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
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