July 4th Freedom
When in the course of human events one set of people finds themselves captive and under the evil hand of another, then it becomes the duty of those free to step up and help them. For if one of us is not free, then none of us can truly be free. As our nation’s founders declared on this day 237 years ago:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
As we celebrate these words today and as we honor our nation’s independence, let us not forget that far too many of our children are not free. They are shackled in a life of violence, perversion, and the slavery of being bought and sold night after night as sex slaves.
Similar to the brave men and women who declared our nation’s independence and then fought to protect it, we have an obligation to do what we can to free these children trapped in slavery.
At Araminta Freedom Initiative we are accomplishing just that. With your support, in the past year and a half Araminta has trained over 200 volunteers that are on the front lines in declaring that all children must be free. We have hired three staff members and have started to put the pieces in place to develop an aftercare model to holistically care for survivors of child sex trafficking.
Our Education Team is working on a plan to train all education personnel in Maryland to know what to look for as they prevent young people from being trapped in the dark world of modern day slavery. Our Economic Deterrence Team is working to certify all of the region’s hotels as traffic-free establishments by inviting them to be a part of F.R.E.E. [Federation to Responsibly End Exploitation]. We are fighting this battle for Freedom, and we have great momentum, but we need your help.
This battle for Freedom requires us all to contribute our time, talents, and treasures if we are to truly say that all of our children are free.
It could be sharing our cause with your friends, families, coworkers, or neighbors and inviting them to become involved through one of our Action Nights.
Maybe this passion in your heart is stirring to see true freedom come to all and you want to share your God given talents as an active member of one of our teams. We welcome your help and are excited to have you as a part of this organization.Volunteer
Or maybe you have the means to support us financially and would like to be a part of our donor team by giving a recurring monthly donation of $25, $50, $100, or more.
Araminta Freedom Initiative has declared that this month of July is about Freedom for our children and, for this reason and on this day of our nation’s independence, we now join together in thanking you for your support and asking for your help in declaring to the world that we will see the day when all of our children are free.
Director of Development, Araminta Board of Directors