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Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to control victims for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or labor services against his/her will.
Sex trafficking has been found in a wide variety of venues within the sex industry, including residential brothels, escort services, fake massage businesses, strip clubs, and street prostitution.
Labor trafficking has been found in diverse labor settings including, domestic work, small businesses, large farms, and factories.We only thought slavery ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. It’s alive and well today with more slaves than at any point in history. In fact, there are twice as many slaves today as during the entire trans-Atlantic slave trade. The two most common forms of human trafficking are sexual slavery and forced labor.
It is the fastest-growing crime in the world, with the perpetrators making $32 billion a year buying and selling people for their profit and pleasure. The profits are huge and the risk of being prosecuted are slim- the United Nations says 99% of victims are never rescued.
2014 Broward County Hurricane Evacuation Information
Broward County Transit (BCT) provides Hurricane Evacuation Asssistance in the event of a hurricane evacuation to residents who are unable to make other arrangements for transportation to designated shelters. Call the Hurricane Hotline at 954-831-4000 for BCT evacuation pick-up point locations.
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Cleaning For A Reason -
If you know any woman currently undergoing chemotherapy, please pass the word to her that there is a cleaning service that provides FREE housecleaning - once per month for 4 months while she is in treatment. All she has to do is sign up and have her doctor fax a note confirming the treatment.
Cleaning for a Reason will have a participating maid service in her zip code area arrange for the service. This organization serves the entire USA and currently has 547 partners to help these women.
It's our job to pass the word and let them know that there are people out there that care. Be a blessing to someone and pass this information along.
Cleaning For A Reason
Healthy Living Messages: Be Tobacco Free
Be tobacco free! Don't use tobacco in any form. If you are using tobacco, the VA can help you quit. Avoid second hand smoke. If you are pregnant, both you and your baby will benefit when you quit using tobacco.
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