Be part of A Home Sweet Home event on Wednesday, November 19, to assist Glory House of Miami, a non-profit organization, with the purchase of a long term facility for 18-25 year old female survivors of sex trafficking to “Help Trafficking Survivors Build A New Future.”
There will be local public speakers, entertainers, special guest appearances, a silent auction, and other shopping opportunities.
Enjoy Food, a Glass of Champagne, and a Raffle.
Approximately 27 million men, women, and children are enslaved and trafficked worldwide. Florida is one of the top destinations for trafficking victims in the United States, along with New York and California. Distressingly, in Miami alone, $235 million dollars are generated through the exploitation of adults, teens, and children held captive in this city. Children are targeted through deceptive tactics employed by recruiters and the average age of entry is at the tender age of twelve.
“Human Trafficking, the commercial sexual exploitation of another human being, is a despicable crime whose victims inevitably suffer physical and psychological trauma” says State Attorney, Katherine Fernandez-Rundle. And she adds, “Those individuals and community groups that reach out to assist victims of Human Trafficking deserve our support and commendation — Glory House is to be applauded for its determination to see that victims have a sanctuary when they break the chains binding them to their trafficker.”
"The success of this wonderful event will bring us one step closer to our goal of acquiring a permanent long-term safe home for the sex traffic survivors, where their basic needs will be provided for in addition to professional counseling to get them on the road to healing and restoration" comments Betty Lara, Executive Director of Glory House of Miami. She adds, "community support is an essential component — every ticket purchased will help to make a difference.”
Popular television and radio personality, Rick Sanchez will serve as Master of Ceremonies and among the evening’s talents are: Monique Abbadie, finalist in NBC’s “The Voice”; Jazmin, International Singer with Sono Rec Productions; Rudy Gil, formerly of Secret Society; Louis Amanti, International Jazz singer; Cuban-born Country singer Jackie Arredondo, and more celebrity surprises to come.
The event agenda will include a 15-minute presentation on Human Trafficking, raffles, high-end auction items and raffles.
The event is at La Bodequita Restaurant, 3138 Coral Way, from 6:30 to 9 pm.
The tickets are $25 in advance here, $30 at the door.
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