Rochester takes a stand against human trafficking

May 19, 2018 11:32 PM

It's a move to help victims of human trafficking.

Angels of Mercy and the Century Club of Rochester are working together to take a stand against the exploitation of women and girls forced into human trafficking. 

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The organizations hosted their "Save our Women, stop the trafficking" event Saturday. 

The fundraiser included a silent auction, live music, hors d'oeuvres and a presentation by Angels of Mercy to educate and bring awareness to the mission at hand. 

President of Angels of Mercy, Mary Jo Gugino Colligan said, "The one thing people don't realize is that human trafficking is happening in our own backyard, and drugs are such a big part of that. We have to remember you can sale a drug once, but they're selling human beings 20 to 30 times each a day." 

The funds raised at today's event will directly benefit Angels of Mercy and their latest task to build a residence for those escaping the evils of human trafficking called "home for healing."


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