Flint's 'Walk For Freedom' to bring awareness to human trafficking
FLINT, Mich. —
Billboards are popping up across mid-Michigan, working to bring awareness to human trafficking.
But the efforts don't stop there.
Trinity Lutheran Church in Davison and New Covenant in Clio partnered with a Flint safe house to organize what they're calling a "Walk For Freedom".
Together, law enforcement, local agencies and advocates for victims will meet at Flint City Hall and walk to bring eve more awareness to the human trafficking epidemic.
It's one that police said has touched Genesee County.
"We do stings into different places," Michigan State Police Dt. Trooper Rick Jones said. "We actually send undercover people in there and see if we can locate any trafficking or prostitution going on there."
The walk is part of a global awareness, so people from more than 600 cities in 40 different countries will all be walking together this Saturday.
For those wishing to walk here in Flint, participants are asked to wear the color black and meet at city hall around 1:30 p.m. Saturday, October 14.
The actual walk starts at 2 p.m. and is free of charge.
You can register on-site or online by clicking here.