By Brittney Donovan, Action News Jax | Jun 5, 2017 | www1.cbn.com
ARLINGTON, Va. – One group fighting sex trafficking calls itself S.O.A.P. – Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution. And they’ve actually found a way to use soap to battle this second leading crime in America.
During the first weekend of June, they gathered a couple of dozen volunteers in Arlington, Virginia across the Potomac from Washington D.C. to pack bags with bars of soap that have the number of the National Human Trafficking Hotline on the wrapper. Then they delivered these bags to hotels and motels around the D.C. Metro area.
The wrapper says, “Are you being forced to do anything you do not want to do? Have you been threatened if you try to leave? Have you witnessed young girls being prostituted? If so, please call: 1-888-373-7888 – National Human Trafficking Hotline.”
SOAP Saved a Chicago Girl
S.O.A.P. Founder Theresa Flores recently received a text message from someone about one of these wrappers.
Flores recalled, “It said ‘you are the reason I’m free. I found a bar of soap in Chicago and it gave me a reason to get out.’”
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What can YOU Do?
Human trafficking is a worldwide epidemic. What can you do in your own community to stop it?
In the month of June, O.U.R. volunteers around the world are holding yard sales and donating the proceeds.
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