A Night of Hope event brings attention to human trafficking

San Antonio Country Club hosts event

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SAN ANTONIO – A room at the San Antonio Country Club was packed Thursday night as people gathered to hear stories about the toll of human trafficking.

Those who work with human trafficking victims said the message is hard to take in, but it’s an important topic that everyone needs to be informed on.

One survivor said communication can save victims and even prevent them from going down the dangerous path toward trafficking.
 
“Having mentors and safe, healthy adults in their lives that they trust enough, that they could confide in if they're not comfortable confiding in a parent -- I think that's really important because I think a lot of young women feel like if it's something related to their sexuality, that it's not safe to talk about at home,” said Brooke Axtell, of SheIsRising.org. “(They feel like) it won't be received or understood.”

Thursday night’s event, called A Night of Hope, served as a fundraiser for the charity Ransomed Life, which helps young girls who have been trafficking victims.

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