Become an Ambassador in Your Hometown
It’s high time Call to Freedom branched out.
To neighboring communities that is.
If you’ve wanted to get involved with CTF and live outside of Sioux Falls, now’s the time.
CTF’s newest outreach, the Ambassador Program, is in its early stages and needs volunteers to help with its development. Two members have already joined the steering team, but they’re going to need help.
“Right now, we’re looking for more volunteers who are willing to be advocates in their communities,” says Julie Klinger, director of operations and the program’s organizer. “These volunteers will cover more area on our behalf.”
The new program comes in direct response to a growing trend toward homegrown trafficking, which is when family members abuse and sell their own children.
“Many victims don’t realize that they’re being trafficked because it started early and has always been part of their lives,” says Klinger. “It’s easier to hide in small communities.”
Going forward, the Ambassador Program will develop materials that can be distributed to surrounding communities by their local advocate, who will strive to make connections with area churches and organizations to educate individuals and families about human trafficking, its signs, and where to turn for help.
Local advocates will also be mobilized during hunting season and the Sturgis Bike Rally to canvas their areas with information to prevent and identify trafficking.
“The work could get more intense during those events,” explains Klinger. “But it’s also very rewarding.”
Interested in joining this effort? Contact Klinger at [email protected]