UPDATE: Housing has been secured for the volunteers!
My name is Kristen Matthews, and I am from Lexington County, South Carolina. I am SO excited to announce that I have accepted a full-time unpaid internship position at the A21 Campaign that will go from August 12th through December 20th. A21 is an international organization that seeks to end slavery by reaching out to the vulnerable, rescuing victims, and restoring and empowering the survivors (to learn more visit www.a21.org
). Though they have 14 offices worldwide, I will be assisting in the aftercare facility located in Charlotte. While my primary responsibilities will consist of administration, I will be trained to work with the survivors. Many of you know that fighting human trafficking is my passion, and helping in the aftercare facility will allow me to not only learn about what survivors need on their road to healing, but I will also be hands-on by doing tasks that would otherwise fall on staff--freeing their attention to be more focused on the victim. This opportunity will also allow me to gain a better understanding of how different organizations and agencies work together to rescue victims. As you know, this a dream come true for me, and I cannot wait to begin this journey! Please consider donating so that I don't starve. Money will strictly be used for necessities--such as groceries and gas. Any additional funds received will be donated directly to the A21 Campaign.
Thank you, guys, for supporting me in showing love to our neighbors.