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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Abolitionists in action in PA

Kelly, who heads up a Love146 taskforce in PA, is at it again with organizing a fun and creative awareness opportunity for her community. Her continued tenacity and refusal to allow the story of #146 to fade into the busyness and obligations of everyday life is an inspiration to me and our staff.

Check out this press release on her event:
Local Church Promotes Family “Movie on the Lawn” Because These Three Words Should Never Be a Reality

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Local physician assistant, Kelly Towers of Lancaster General Hospital hosts community gathering after returning last year from a tour of safe homes for liberated child sex slaves in South East Asia. “After meeting a five year old little girl who was able to smile again after she was set free from a brothel, I knew when I returned to Lancaster I had to help give these girls a voice. There are more children we can save.”

Mrs. Towers traveled to Thailand and Cambodian with the non-profit organization Love146 to witness first hand the detrimental effects child sex trafficking is having in South East Asia. Love146 works towards the abolition of child sex trafficking through prevention and aftercare. “There are millions of predators, millions of victims, and billions of dollars in this story,” says Rob Morris, president and co-founder of Love146 “but the problems should never be viewed through millions of people, but only through one child and once we see the eyes of one child instead of faceless millions, there is a call to action that demands a response.”

How can those in Lancaster County join the abolition movement? Mrs. Towers and other local Love146 task members have joined with Community Fellowship Church to host “Movie on the Lawn” on Saturday, September 6th at 7:30 p.m. The free community gathering will educate the public regarding efforts to combat child sex trafficking. A free outdoor showing of “Nim’s Island”(PG), hotdogs and popcorn will be provided. Just bring a blanket/lawn chair and your family. The gathering will take place at the church’s lawn located at 200 Bethel Drive in Lancaster. An indoor viewing of the movie will be held in the event of rain. To learn more about how you can help in the efforts to save the more than 27 million people currently enslaved around the world then contact Kelly Towers at 717-271-9112 today.

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