Archive for September, 2011
Truckers Against Trafficking is ready to set sail!
TAT organization is partnering with Carols Travel Time to offer a cruise designed for truckers with a heart. The cruise is sailing from Tampa, Florida to the Western Caribbean on May 6, 2012 for seven fun-filled days of blue waters and great ports of call, such as Belize, Grand Cayman and Mahogany Bay. Guest host for the cruise is the nationally acclamied performing artist, Joey Holiday. As Carol Cipriano says, “Let someone else take the wheel.”
Besides having a great time with a great guest host, truckers will be donating money to a great cause – Truckers Against Trafficking. Part of the price of the cruise goes to the organization to educate and help save victims from human trafficking. Info at www.truckersagainsttrafficking.com.
The blog radio show On the Grid will be discussing the issue of human trafficking on its shows Oct. 1-8, 2011. Please make time to listen. Here’s a short video promoting the shows: http://youtu.be/y80_eEUMXnO.
Target Media Partners has developed a great way to support Truckers Against Trafficking while at the same time creating space to market your own company. When you get a chance take a look at this calendar and please consider joining Celadon and Quality Carriers by signing up for a month and becoming a part of it.TAT Calendar Promo Sheet
Kendis Paris, TAT national director, will be interviewed on blog talk radio’s, On The Grid, Oct. 1 at 10 a.m. EST in the first part of their “Eyes Wide Shut” series about human trafficking. Visit http://www.blogtalkradio.com/onthegrid for more details.
Our last blog post was to tell you about Eric Bell, who was wanted by the FBI for his role in human trafficking. He was caught and arrested on Wednesday by members of the FBI and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigation. For more on the story, please follow the link: http://www.nj.com/jjournal-news/index.ssf/2011/09/authorities_fugitive_wanted_on.html
In the August/September 2011 issue of Landline Magazine, an article entitled Voice for the Lost was published about Truckers Against Trafficking. An erroneous statistic was used. Here is the quote, “Since TAT was formed in 2009, more than 125 truck drivers in 30 states have called the national hotline number, resulting in the rescue of more than 100 human trafficking victims, including many underage teens.” We would like to state for the record that this is untrue. 125 truckers from over 30 states have called in tips to the national hotline about potential human trafficking, which is wonderful. We just want to be clear, that 100 victims have not been rescued as a result of those particular calls.