Welcome to the Human Trafficking Committee Page. We thank you for taking the time to learn how you can help break the chains that enslave so many of God's children.
Committee Vision & Purpose Statement:
We are a group of parishioners dedicated to the call of acknowledging and addressing the issue of human trafficking in our society by:
Increasing the awareness of the prevalence of human trafficking in our communities and our society for ourselves and our fellow parishioners.
Seeking and implementing sources of education for ourselves and our fellow parishioners regarding the many facets of human trafficking.
Supporting agencies actively working for the cause of human trafficking through donation, prayer, and presence.
Collection of Toiletries for Breaking Free
Breaking Free is committed to supporting victims of human trafficking, with the hope of assisting them to “break free” from the system has enslaved them. They are currently in need of toiletries which are then given to women who are transitioning into a new home and new way of life. All donation items can be dropped off in the collection bin in the Commons. To learn more about the work of Breaking Free, visit their website (www.breakingfree.net).
Reflection from Diane Berg, Human Trafficking Committee Member
Blessed are you, Risen Savior parishioners! As a parishioner, trustee and former pastoral minister, I am constantly amazed at your generosity and goodness as you respond to our sisters and brothers in need. YOU are the face of Jesus, as you share your bounty and your love in so many different ways in our parish. Doing so, you literally and actively live out the third part of our parish mission statement, “Our call is to love and serve.
Since January, we have been able to provide toiletries, cleaning supplies, household goods, clothing and shoes to help stock the supplies at Breaking Free in St. Paul. This is a safe house that helps women break through the bondage of human trafficking. We also donated gift bags to the women who were graduating from a 14 week course in “how to live life after.” We will be providing bags for the next graduating class of 15 women on Sept. 4. It is always nice to receive $5.00 gift cards to Target, Walgreens, Cub, etc. If you are so moved to help, gift cards can be given to Scott Brazil at the church office.
We are still collecting toiletries that are used for daily street ministry. If you are traveling, please consider donating the unopened toiletries that you don’t use. There is a box labeled “Stop Human Trafficking” next to the office door.
With gratitude and blessings,
Please fill out and submit the online form below if you have questions and/or would like to get involved with the Human Trafficking Committee.