Orlando-based Samaritan Village, a safe home and therapeutic program for adult survivors of sex exploitation, is holding its first-ever virtual fundraiser on October 15th. *One Village Event Sneak Peak* The event will feature an hour-long, documentary-style presentation where survivors, local Orlando government officials, healthcare workers, and advocates will discuss the ill effects of human tracking in Central Florida.
“For the last 10 years, Samaritan Village has been on the frontlines of providing resources, safety, and empowerment to survivors. I hope you will join in the fight against sex trafficking and help Samaritan Village raise awareness,” said Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings.
Orlando gets more than 51 million tourists a year. Its beautiful beaches, pleasant climate make it a much sought-after destination. However, this booming industry also presents a dark side: a lucrative market for human traffickers who recruit, transport, abduct and deceive girls and women into sexual exploitation. In 2018, the city had the third-highest reported human trafficking cases, and the numbers continue to rise.
All proceeds from the fundraising event will go towards building a safe and comfortable environment for these survivors to heal.
WHO: Samaritan Village; A faith-based safe home and therapeutic program for adult female survivors of sex trafficking.
WHAT: One Village: A Samaritan Village fundraiser to raise support for local sex trafficking survivors.
WHY: Bringing a community of leaders and survivors in a one-time, live streaming event and uniting our village around the fight against trafficking. Our first-ever virtual fundraiser, One Village, is an hour-long, docu-style presentation where you’ll hear from survivors, local government officials, healthcare workers, and advocates on how human trafficking is affecting our Central Florida community. This event is focused on shedding light on the horrific realities of sex trafficking, and to raise support for local sex trafficking survivors.
WHERE: October 15 * 7PM EST * Virtual