Broomfield United Methodist Church
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Check out our new website at www.traffickstopcolorado.org
Who are we?
We are an outreach ministry based out of Broomfield United Methodist Church (BUMC) in Broomfield, CO.
What do we do?
Simply put, we do whatever we can to connect our community through raising awareness, education, prayer, and fundraising. As a faith-based organization, we believe in coming alongside people and organizations to provide hope, funding, and love.
Vision: End human trafficking through developing a community network designed to protect, empower, and rescue those trapped in a trafficking situation.
Why are we interested in this issue?
There are 27 million slaves in the world today - a greater number than at any time in our history. Men, women, and children are enslaved right now in our local community, but this issue is complex and is often under-reported.
Modern-day slavery, or human trafficking, is defined as commercial sex acts or labor or services that are induced through force, fraud, and coercion regardless of whether or not transportation across borders occurs. (www.polaris.org)
We believe that we can make a difference, and we believe that God
wants us to do something about it. We are in it to end it.
Colorado received a "D" in a recent report card for anti-human trafficking laws and standards.* We can do better.
How do we engage?
We partner with organizations that have a common interest. We are looking to bring educational events into the local community and to continue fundraising efforts. We grant funds to organizations that are on the frontlines focused on research, prevention, rescue, restoration, safety, or education. Our primary focus is local, but we do support international needs as well.
Our hope is that our work will spark a desire and a response from ordinary people to not look away, but to face this issue head-on and demand better for our children, for our communities, and for every individual impacted by this darkness.
Want to learn more?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/TraffickStopBUMC?fref=ts, our Twitter at @traffickstop1, or call Sheila Alishouse at 303-513-5538.