FOREST, Va. — Three months after dedicating a rehabilitation home in Thailand for former sex workers, Christian humanitarian organization World Help announced Monday, May 1, it has reached its fundraising goal for the project.
Located in Pattaya, a city with an estimated 50,000 sex workers, the home will provide a new beginning for women who have been forced by poverty into the sex industry. Once completed, the facility will furnish a safe space to live, as well as daily meals, fully funded educational and vocational training, trauma counseling, and medical care.
The project was dedicated this past January during National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Thanks to the contributions of both World Help and other supporters, the project now enters its second phase, where the home will be equipped for operation.
“World Help is delighted to have reached this important goal, for it represents the freedom of many young women in Thailand,” said Noel Yeatts, vice president of World Help. “We thank all of our generous supporters who, through their contributions, are helping people across the world find hope and new life.”
As part of its commitment to fight sex trafficking and modern slavery, World Help recently launchedFreedom Friday, a new campaign to fight sexual slavery. The campaign asks individuals to take a “one-night stand for freedom” by giving up their evening entertainment Friday, May 19, and donating its monetary worth to help girls trapped in the sex industry find freedom.
Go to www.freedomfriday.com now and sign the online pledge to take this “one-night stand for freedom.”
World Help is a Christian humanitarian organization committed to serving the physical and spiritual needs of people in impoverished communities around the world. Since its inception in 1991, World Help has delivered humanitarian aid to more than 79 million people in 70 countries.