While human/sex traffickers still operate in Anchorage and worldwide, we are certain that the publicity from our 2017 and 2018 event and money raised in Anchorage made an impact. We have included just a sampling of the impact articles for you.
……For 25-year-old Breanna Rutledge, the walk was personal. Rutledge said she was kidnapped as a toddler in Kansas and sexually exploited for three years, until she was rescued by law enforcement at age 6. She said Saturday’s walk gave her hope. “It just shows me that it can be done, that our task to end trafficking here in Alaska isn’t too large,” Rutledge said….. Read More
…..The Anchorage training at Ted Stevens International Airport on May 18, 2017 was a huge success! There were approximately 40 attendees including Alaska Flight Attendants, Alaska Airlines Management, airport personnel and individuals from local organizations. Also in attendance were representatives from the Department of Homeland Security, the ANC Police and Fire Departments (including the Chief of Police) and ANC airport management. Some spoke at the event sharing their expertise in human trafficking matters….. Read More
From United State Senator Dan Sullivan’s facebook….This weekend, Julie and I stopped by the Anchorage Barefoot Mile, which raises awareness about the scourge of human trafficking. Thank you to Davis Constructors for helping to organize the event, along with Joy International, Covenant House, MYHouse, and Priceless. And a big thank you to Dr. Jeff Brodsky, a tireless advocate for victims of trafficking, who has spent nearly seven years barefoot to bring greater attention to the cause. Read More
….I recently have been talking to my friends and teachers about the subject and have come to realize that this horrible crime is widely unrecognized in my community….. Read More
Davis Constructors & Engineers, Inc. Involvement
Listening to trafficking survivors give testimony at our events has been humbling. They state that they feel invisible and that no one stands behind them. Our assistance in exposing the facts on trafficking and visibly supporting those affected by walking with them barefoot in solidarity, lends them direct, visible support. Effecting change is always slow, especially when you highlight a cause that some individuals are not able to relate to and find unpalatable.
Can you believe a fundraiser in Alaska is having global effects in Cambodia and China?