Wow! What an amazing day yesterday was! More than 150 volunteers spent Martin Luther King Day volunteering their time, energy and talents to get the center ready to open for business.
Here are some pictures from the day:
You can also view these photos and tag yourself in them on the ICT S.O.S. Facebook Page!
The local media was wonderful to embrace this project and to help spread awareness of the problems homeless teenagers face. We're very blessed to have a community that is stepping up to say this must STOP!
The center opens this Wednesday January 18, 2012 from 3-6pm. They will also hold their first weekly group meeting there Thursday evening. This will be the first time many of the kids will see the center that they have named "The OZ" or Opportunity Zone. Risa summed it up best by explaining that it is, "Where some travelers find their brains, some their courage, others their hearts and they all find a way home."
I could not be more proud of the work we have done. So many people came together to make this happen for our kids. Contractors, laborers, donors, volunteers and people willing to spread the word or say a prayer. All were equally important!
ICT SOS is a grassroots non-profit, founded in Wichita, whose mission is to connect the organizations who work directly with victims of human trafficking with members of the community who are compelled to help. Through this link, our community has an outlet to donate items, raise awareness of the sex trafficking issue and educate our children about safety. Contact us today to learn how to help. Or check out our get involved page to find out how to help the victims of sex trafficking.