Alright, y’all: it’s time to build our Ride for Refuge team, Franklin/SH Freedom Fighters!
Would you join us to ride and raise funds?
The Ride for Refuge is a cycling fundraiser that supports over 165 charitable partners who in turn support thousands more who are displaced, vulnerable or exploited – refugees, orphans, widows, street kids, the urban poor, homeless, victims of human trafficking – the list is extensive. This fall, thousands of other riders and volunteers in Canada and the USA will raise $1,000,000 for some of the most marginalized people in our world. End Slavery Tennessee is once again one of the charities benefiting this year, and the funds we raise through our team will go directly to caring for the victims we’re privileged to serve and support.
By riding, jogging, walking, volunteering, or just fundraising, you can help End Slavery TN with:
- Hiring a human trafficking survivor: someone well along the road to recovery to mentor new rescues, facilitate prevention groups with the most vulnerable girls and advise us in our work
- Prevention: Empower young people to avoid falling prey to a trafficker’s traps. Intensive work with especially vulnerable girls and adding a program for boys. Resourcing church leaders to work in their church and community.
- Victim Aid for the survivors we serve: from the immediate and urgent like food, clothing, medical attention and safe shelter to the long term, like job skills, counseling and legal aid. Some needs are large; help getting a reliable car so they can work or getting a home of their own furnished, covering initial rent and deposits while they get on their feet, or transportation to get a child to a shelter and away from a bad home situation.
These are just a handful examples out of many. Our services are available to all human trafficking survivors in Middle Tennessee: Adults and minors; foreign nationals and US citizens; victims of labor, service or sex trafficking.
The ride is October 12 at The Donelson Fellowship Church (3210 McGavock Pike, Nashville), and we’ll have free bicycle rentals available if you want to ride but don’t have a bike. No excuses 😉
Would you help us help them? Would you join me and our great team? Come join in the fun (and sweat) by clicking on the link below:
From our Team Page, click on the ‘Join My Team’ button to register.
Please let me know if you have questions, and I hope to see you on the team!
Note: if you don’t want to join, but want to support me or the team, you can donate to sponsor me or the team (it all goes to the same place, but we get credit for how much we raise).