We don't like to think that things like this happen in our community, but they do. Human trafficking, of which sex trafficking is one form, is an ongoing issue in our world; no community is immune.
Because of this, our March Spotlight on Mission featured the work of I've Got a Name, a Lincoln based non-profit founded by Bob Burton (ass't athletic director for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln), works to fight sex trafficking and exploitation through raising awareness, engaging in legislative and social advocacy, and (most importantly) working one-on-one with women and girls.
At the end of April, members and friends of Southern Heights joined with others from across the city to participate in the No Girl Should Be For Sale Walk around Downtown Lincoln to help raise awareness of the issue of sex trafficking that is going on in our community (click on pictures to scroll through the gallery).
Southern Heights will be collecting donations of goods and cash to support the work of I've Got a Name through the end of 2014. Please contact the church office for more information.