Walk For Freedom 2015

A21 Group Photo

Today was A21 Walk For Freedom day. Over 200+ people joined in on the walk and walked the heart of downtown Bellevue Washington. Men, women, youth and children. Families came together to stand up for the voiceless. Various organizations came together local and national to work together to help combat human trafficking right here in our own neighborhood. Churches came together as one. Every one of us came with one purpose which was to stand for those trapped in this horrible crime – human trafficking.: A21, National Educators to Stop Trafficking, REST, EMSEastside, Defender Foundation, City Church, Champions Center, etc. Over 75 people volunteered their time for this cause.

We walked the streets of downtown Bellevue in silence with our posters stating to help end modern slavery. Our silent walk spoke volumes. It was louder than ever to be a voice for the voiceless. Some of us wondered what people driving or walking by us were thinking, but it didn’t matter. We knew why we where there – walking in silence. As we walked we silently prayed for those trapped in human trafficking and even for the perpetrators that they would know what they are doing is inhumane and wrong.

It was a great day. A day that all of us came together as one for one purpose. A voice for the voiceless.

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