Sex trafficking has reached epidemic levels in the United States with teens as young as 12-14 years old being forced into prostitution.
Nevada lawmakers are working to crack down on this activity and to provide victims with the means to escape their abusers. However, these teens and young women are often plagued by guilt and shame with no way to escape or find other means of employment.
AWAKEN has been serving the northern Nevada community for over 5 years, increasing awareness regarding the issue of sex trafficking and providing temporary shelter, counseling, and case management for its clients. AWAKEN seeks to end sexual exploitation, particularly of teens, and to see these individuals restored to their full potential.
The Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Leadership Class has set a goal of $70,000 it wants to raise in order to accomplish several important objectives on behalf of AWAKEN:
I request your support of a gift in any amount that will assist us with our goal. Please contact me directly or visit THECHAMBERNV.org and click the link to the LRS 2017 Class Project in order to contribute.
Marc Bello and Kendra Kostelecky
Leadership Reno Sparks Program of the Chamber
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com
The Chamber is a designated 501(c)(6), therefore, contributions and donations made to Leadership Reno Sparks through The Chamber, a Nevada corporation, do not qualify for federal tax deductions.
Forks, Corks & Brews Fundraiser
Please click HERE to register for the August 17th fundraiser to benefit Awaken.
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