#WearBlueDay to Help Fight Human Trafficking
Between 2008 – 2019, the number of human trafficking victims identified worldwide more than tripled from 31-thousand to 106-thousand. Increased awareness of the secret crime attributes to the increase in victims found.
Tuesday, January 11, you can do your part to spread awareness and take part in #WearBlueDay. The Department of Homeland Security is holding its Blue Campaign to end human trafficking. It is working with organizations on the local level because trafficking has no borders or boundaries.
“It just raises awareness,” said Katie Barkley, Diane Peppler Resource Center. “It calls people to post on social media, get your co-workers, your family and friends. Take pictures on social media wearing blue. Use #WearBlueDay and it raises awareness for human trafficking. It is prevalent in our own community so that is something the prosecutor, the sheriff, and us in Diane Peppler along with Human Trafficking Task Force are working to kinda dissolve that from being in our community.”
National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888
For more information about the Diane Peppler Resource Center, click here, or call, 1-906-635-0566.
Click here to learn more about the Blue Campaign.