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**REFUGE OF LIGHT
"It will be a shelter and a shade from the heat of the day, a refuge and hiding place from the storm and rain." Isaiah 4:6
Human sex trafficking is the illegal trade in human beings for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation.
Human trafficking is the second largest and fastest growing criminal activity in the world. It generates over 32 billion dollars a year. Fifty percent of human trafficking victims are children. (Shared Hope International). Texas is a central hub for this lucrative business because of its numerous busy interstate highways, international airports, bus stations, strip clubs, massage parlors, conventions, major sporting events & truck stops. More calls are made to the National Human Trafficking Hotline from Texas than any other state in the United States
It is estimated that over 50% of the homeless youth in the United States are exploited by commercial sex-operations within 48 hours of running away. Traffickers or 'pimps' are actively looking for opportunities to expand their own businesses in the sex industry and unfortunately child/teen runaways give traffickers the opportunity they need to expedite their business ventures in trafficking.
Refuge of Light is a non-profit organization in East Texas dedicated to the redemptive rescue and restoration of domestic, minor, sex-trafficked girls (ages 10-17) through advocacy, awareness and holistic care. Refuge of Light will provide a long-term residential facility (safe home) that provides physical, mental and spiritual healing, in an effort to overcome the brutalization of modern day slavery, called "sex trafficking"
The vision is to transform the broken life into the brilliant life through individualized plans of restoration, and to equip young girls that have been sexually exploited with confidence and the skills to realize and formulate their own vision for a new, healthy, and meaningful life. The organization operates through the support of fundraising campaigns, private donations, grants, church donations, corporate sponsorships and micro businesses managed by Refuge of Light (upscale resale shop/fair trade store).
The Heart Knows is honored to support Refuge of Light not only in getting the word out about this unspeakable crime, but by offering a piece created exclusively for ROL in which 40% of all profit from this piece will go directly to support these young girls who are in desperate need of refuge.
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