Friday, August 6, 2010
Bike Ride to Help Vicitms of Human Trafficking
"It's astonishing how many people are not aware that this is going on," Blurton said.
Human trafficking includes forced labor and sexual slavery. Ride for Refuge raises money for the organizations that work directly with victims.
"It's up to 7000 riders this year. The point is for people to sponsor you and the money will go to the group we choose. It just felt like something I had to do. I'm not an experienced bike rider. I'm going to do 30 miles."
Blurton found out about human trafficking when a group visited campus and spoke about the problem. She says it shows that college is about even more than classes and degrees.
"I've come here and I've been involved in so many organizations and groups," she said. "I'm a different person than I was a year ago, before I came to Vol State."
For information on the ride and to sponsor Jamie visit:
For information on human trafficking and Tennessee visit: http://www.endslaverytn.org/