Congratulations — Free for Life International Awarded $10,000.00 for Their Anti-Trafficking Work
“This truly was a group effort” states Colette Bercu, C.E.O. “We had an unprecedented outpouring of support. We would like to thank all of you who voted for us. We also want to thank Giving of Life (www.givingoflife.com) and Lee Company of Nashville for choosing to present this award to our organization. Both of these organizations have shown a sincere commitment to make a difference in the current fight against human trafficking. We salute their efforts.”
Free for Life International is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Franklin, Tennessee. Free for Life was formed in 2006 with a vision to support shelters around the world who are providing love, hope, and restoration to survivors of sex trafficking. “Our shelters truly provide a home, and are often the only family these girls will know” according to Colette Bercu. “They offer unconditional love, a future, and a hope.”
In addition to shelter support, Free for Life awards scholarships to survivors of sex trafficking, and provides complete funding for two border interception stations that have been highly successful in preventing the trafficking of young Nepali women into India, and Tibet respectively.
“To this date we have rescued nearly 200 girls, and brought approximately a dozen traffickers to justice” states Bercu. “Our border interception programs are among the most successful anti-trafficking efforts in that part of the world.”
To learn more about the work of Free for Life International, or to offer support to one of these programs go to: www.freeforlifeintl.org.
- Six jailed for Lithuanian sex trafficking ring (thelocal.se)
- Task force busts sex trafficking ring (thecnnfreedomproject.blogs.cnn.com)