The Salvation Army Receives Astounding Support For Its Anti-Human Trafficking Initiative
At the beginning of January (Anti-Human Trafficking awareness month), The Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division promoted an Amazon Wish List on social media to provide some basic needs for survivors building a new life. This effort is one of many in our fight against human trafficking, as we seek to build awareness and fight for justice concerning an issue that unfortunately spans the globe. For example, in October 2019, Major Timothy Meyer, General Secretary and Metro Detroit Area Commander for The Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division participated in the Detroit Free Press International Half-Marathon to raise funds for survivors as well (read the story here).
The Salvation Army created the Amazon Wish List to help alleviate the pressure being faced by women bravely beginning a new chapter of their lives. Essentials such as laundry detergent, toothpaste, and shampoo - which many of us take for granted, but can present a significant obstacle for a survivor of human trafficking - populated the list. The Salvation Army is blessed to be able to count on its generous supporters in times like these, but it was still an amazing surprise when staff members checked the Wish List on the afternoon of January 9: the entire list had been purchased by a single donor, and the boxes of supplies were arriving the same day!
Please join us as we continue supporting and praying for our advocates and partners. The anonymous donor who came through for us on this occasion has our deepest thanks.