PAINFUL PROGRESS IN THE BAY AREA – Feb 11, 2016
My Soul is tired. Walking the streets of (Oakland and San Francisco) looking for girls we know have been forced into sex slavery is soul wrenching. As a dad of a daughter, I can’t image the anger and utter powerlessness that a situation like this causes. I feel my own gambit of
emotions rising up within me with each step. Hearing reports of at least 16 girls being rescued, just from the books we were passing out is the tip of the iceberg, however those girls are now in a safe place. They are getting the help the need.
Our time was spent, between, the assemblies during the day, passing out “missing” flyers at local hotels (which there are about 10,000 hotels, most of the places were really scary) and walking the streets till 2am. We made a difference and we couldn’t have done it without our partners.
At our last assembly, the principal got up after the assembly and told the students how serious this issue was because just last year the school had lost three girls to this issue. It brought the assembly to a whole new level of seriousness. This issue is everywhere.
Thank you for your help and support, we did this!
Intern Director and Trip Leader