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Ask the Trucker Radio Show

Kylla Leeburg, of Chapter 61 Ministries spoke about Human Trafficking and what truckers can do to help end it.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/truthabouttrucking/2010/09/22/truckers-against-human-trafficking

Human Trafficking 101 at Memphis Trucking Expo

Kendis Paris, Chapter 61 Ministries and Truckers Against Trafficking, will be making a Human Trafficking 101 presentation at the Memphis Trucking Expo, http://www.memphistruckingexpo.com/, on Oct. 23, from 1-1:30 p.m. and 5:30-6 p.m. If you’re in the area, please make plans to attend.

October Webinar Dates Set; Sign Up Now for Human Trafficking 101

Chapter 61 Ministries will be providing Human Trafficking 101 webinars on Oct. 5, 13 and 26, beginning at 9 p.m. EST. The webinars are hosted by Transport for Christ. If you would like to attend one of these webinars, please send your name and the exact email address for us to mail the invitation (this will be the address you use for the webinar). For more information, please contact Scott Weidner, president and CEO of Transport for Christ at (717) 426-9977.

Send Request to: tfcio@transportforchrist.org

Please title request “Trafficking webinar”

Help the Super Bowl Fight Human Trafficking

Research has proven that human traffickers converge on major sporting events worldwide where large groups of men gather in order to sell their victims to this vast audience.

Where education and awareness campaigns take place prior to the event, human trafficking has been held in check.

Between now and next February when the Super Bowl is held in Arlington, TX, there is a huge multi-agency and law enforcement human trafficking education and awareness campaign being conducted to fight human trafficking from taking place in and around the Super Bowl. Please do your part, if you’re in that area or as you travel through that area, to be especially vigilant about human trafficking. If you see anything suspicious taking place, call the national hotline immediately at 1-888-373-7888.

Sign Up Now for Educational Webinars in September

Transport For Christ

PRESS  RELEASE

August 1, 2010

For Immediate Release

Educational Webinars Cover Human Trafficking for Trucking and Travel Plaza Industry Members

Human trafficking is a $32-billion-a-year business, destroying countless lives and enslaving its victims, the majority of whom are women and children. Most Americans are aware of the problem in Asia and Africa, but are oblivious to that fact that it is big business here in the United States. 

To a great extent, domestic sex trafficking is occurring along our nation’s highways and at its truck stops. Human traffickers target truckers, because of their transient nature, at truck stops, rest areas and restaurants as consumers of the children and women they sell. Pimps have also been known to recruit truck drivers to transport girls over state lines, removing some of the risk from their shoulders and placing it on those of the trucker and his/her company. 

While the average age for a young girl to enter the sex-for-sale industry in the United States is 12, many of them are forced to lie about their age, pretend they enjoy what they do and present a much older image of themselves.  National statistics puts the annual number of American children and teens trafficked at approximately 300,000. That doesn’t count the additional 17,000 internationals trafficked into our country each year for forced sex and labor. 

Because members of the trucking and travel plaza industry represent the eyes and ears of America on those highways, they can play a critical part in fighting this crime and those who perpetrate it. They simply need to know what to look for, what questions to ask and what steps to take.

Transport For Christ (www.transportforchrist.com) is partnering with a Chapter 61 Ministries (www.chapter61.com) initiative, Truckers Against Trafficking (www.truckersagainsttrafficking.com), to help educate the trucking and travel plaza industries, as well as the general public, about the truth surrounding human trafficking in America and steps they can take to fight it. 

Transport For Christ will host informational webinars presented by Chapter 61 Ministries on September 1, 2, 7, 15, 16 and 23 at 9 p.m. EDT.

If you would like to attend one of these webinars, please send your name and the exact email address for us to mail the invitation (this will be the address you use for the webinar). For more information, please contact Scott Weidner, President and CEO of Transport for Christ at (717) 426-9977.

Send Request to: tfcio@transportforchrist.org

Please title request “Trafficking webinar”

Chapter 61 and TAT chosen as charity for 2010

Tokyo in Tulsa chose Chapter 61 and the Truckers Against Trafficking initiative for their charity this year. The convention will be held at the Doubletree Hotel in Tulsa, OK June 18, 19, and 20th. Chapter 61 member, Kylla Leeburg will be presenting a Human Trafficking 101 on Saturday and will pass out materials to the convention goers about TAT.

Tip from trucker leads to arrest of two human traffickers

The newest article posted in the Understanding the Problem section of the TAT website, talks about how a tip from a truck driver led to the arrest of two human traffickers who were prostituting six children at truck stops. Truck drivers, you are out there being heroes to these victims! You are taking action that is changing lives and bringing hope to victims being persecuted by these criminals. Thank you for paying attention, for taking action, and for being heroes!

http://newsok.com/two-in-jail-accused-of-pimping-juvenile-at-oklahoma-city-truck-stop/article/3463484?custom_click=lead_story_title

Video production

We are trying to raise money to produce a training DVD that we can use at our webinars and share with our trucking partners. The DVD will be a tool that can be used to not only highlight the growing problem of human trafficking (sharing real-life examples), but it will also show what steps can be taken to help victims and how truck drivers have already started working toward that end.

The total production cost of the DVD is $12,000. We had a generous donor give us $2,000 toward that goal and we need more donations so iEmpathize can start production on this DVD in time for us to take it to GATS in August. To donate, go to www.chapter61.com and click on the Donate button where you can donate through the secure PayPal site or select the Contact Us link and send us an email indicating your desire to send a check through the mail. Thank you for your help!

Check Out the Newsletter

Check out the Truckers Against Trafficking second quarter newsletter at http://www.truckersagainsttrafficking.com/informational-resources-human-trafficking/newsletter?task=viewcategory&catid=3. Read comments from members of the National Association of Publicly Funded Truck Driving Schools about the human trafficking seminar they attended.

Human Trafficking 101 Webinars

Transport For Christ

PRESS  RELEASE

March 18, 2010

 

For Immediate Release

 

Educational Webinars Cover Human Trafficking for Trucking and Travel Plaza Industry Members

Human trafficking is a $32-billion-a-year business, destroying countless lives and enslaving its victims, the majority of whom are women and children. Most Americans are aware of the problem in Asia and Africa, but are oblivious to that fact that it is big business here in the United States.

To a great extent, domestic sex trafficking is occurring along our nation’s highways and at its truck stops. Human traffickers target truckers, because of their transient nature, at truck stops, rest areas and restaurants as consumers of the children and women they sell. Pimps have also been known to recruit truck drivers to transport girls over state lines, removing some of the risk from their shoulders and placing it on those of the trucker and his/her company.

While the average age for a young girl to enter the sex-for-sale industry in the United States is 12, many of them are forced to lie about their age, pretend they enjoy what they do and present a much older image of themselves.  National statistics puts the annual number of American children and teens trafficked at approximately 300,000. That doesn’t count the additional 17,000 internationals trafficked into our country each year for forced sex and labor.

But, because members of the trucking and travel plaza industry represent the eyes and ears of America on those highways, they can play a critical part in fighting this crime and those who perpetrate it. They simply need to know what to look for, what questions to ask and what steps to take.

Transport For Christ (www.transportforchrist.com) is partnering with a Chapter 61 Ministries (www.chapter61.com) initiative, Truckers Against Trafficking (www.truckersagainsttrafficking.com), to help educate the trucking and travel plaza industries, as well as the general public, about the truth surrounding human trafficking in America and steps they can take to fight it.

Transport For Christ will host informational webinars presented by Chapter 61 Ministries on April 14, 21 and 28 at 9 p.m. EDT.

If you would like to attend one of these webinars, please send your name and the exact email address for us to mail the invitation (this will be the address you use for the webinar). For more information, please contact Scott Weidner, president and CEO of Transport for Christ at (717) 426-9977.

Send Request to: tfcio@transportforchrist.org

Please title request “Trafficking webinar”

Human Trafficking 101

TAT will be offering three human trafficking 101 presentations in conjunction with Transport for Christ. The dates for the 3 presentations are April 14, April 21, and April 28 at 9 pm EDT. More details to follow.

Seeking Truckers’ Help in Combating Human Trafficking

Check out this link for information on K. Leeburg, Chapter 61 Ministries member and radio guest, as well as information on how you can tune in and participate in the radio show Truth About Trucking Live, Wednesday evening, , Feb. 17, 2010, at 7 p.m. EST: http://www.askthetrucker.com/organization-seeks-truckers-help-in-combating-human-trafficking/.

There are several ways you can participate in the Blog Talk Radio program:

  • Listen to the show via internetHuman Trafficking – Truckers Call to Action
  • Listen in by phone:  1-347-826-9170
  • SKYPE users can call in free of charge, by clicking on the Skype button (headset use required to prevent “feedback”)
  • Chat room – create a free account with BTR and log in to the chat room
  • If you would like to join the “live” discussion, dial 347-826-9170 and when prompted, press the number “1″

Trucker Call to Action on Truth About Trucking Radio Show

K. Leeburg from Chapter 61 Ministries will be interviewed by Aubrey “Allen” Smith on Truth About Trucking’s Blog Talk Radio program Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. – http://www.blogtalkradio.com/truthabouttrucking/2010/02/18/human-trafficking–truckers-call-to-action – be sure to tune in.

TAT Fundraiser

A fundraiser talent show for Truckers Against Trafficking will be held in Denver, CO. on Feb. 19, 2010 to raise money for materials, giveaways and expenses associated with having a booth and presence at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Aug. 26-28.  Chapter 61 Ministries hopes to make this talent show an annual event.

TAT Booth at GATS

The Great American Trucking Show has provided Truckers Against Trafficking a booth for their 2010 event in Dallas, Aug. 26-28. Be sure and visit us there. Also, stop by the Transport for Christ booth at the Mid-America Trucking Show March 25-27 to pick up information, wallet cards and posters on Truckers Against Trafficking.