Archive for October, 2011
We recently received an email from the director of a safe home for survivors of human trafficking thanking TAT for its great work and wanted to share why. Not long ago a young girl was directed to their home through the national hotline. When asked how she knew to contact the hotline she began to tell her story. Apparently she had managed to escape from her captors and began to hitch hike when a truck driver offered her a ride. As they began to speak this driver asked her a series of questions which helped him identify her as a human trafficking victim. As a result he gave her the hotline information and because of that she is in a safe home today.
Truck drivers truly are everyday heroes!
Bradley Myles, executive director of the Polaris Project, the organization who runs the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888, reported yesterday (10-11-11) that the hotline has received 230 calls from truckers to date, many of them reporting tips on human trafficking situations they see at truck stops. This is fantastic news! Truckers truly are the eyes and ears of our nation’s highways and are making a difference in this fight! Keep those calls coming!