Safe Harbor Shelter's 4th annual Walk To End It has gone virtual! This year we ask that you join us to walk anywhere, walk everywhere — on every sidewalk, track and trail. Walk individually or in small, safe teams while others in your community do the same. While there is no fee to register for the Walk, we encourage all participants to raise funds for Safe Harbor's Human Trafficking program. These funds will support survivors of human trafficking, who have been forced into sex work, heal and rebuild their lives. Find more information at https://runsignup.com/Race/Info/VA/Anywhere/2020VirtualWalktoEndIt
How to Participate in 3 Easy Steps:
1. Register and sign up as a Team Captain, team member or individual.
2. Start fundraising and spread the word.
3. Join us on Walk day to take part in an interactive online experience, then walk in your community.
Why We Walk
A survivor in the human trafficking program was so grateful to Safe Harbor for helping her rebuild her life that she wanted to give back to the organization. She came up with the idea of a walk. And the Safe Harbor team helped her bring that idea to life. For that first walk in 2017, the survivor worked with other clients in the human trafficking program to make signs with facts and figures about human trafficking in the nation and here in Richmond that lined the route.
“In an effort to spread awareness of such a widespread issue, I wanted to organize an event that would bring the community together, united, under one cause. Through my own personal experience, I came to fully understand the dynamics of this form of oppression, and its impact on my life. I have made it a priority to commit myself to help others become more aware as well.” – S.O. human trafficking survivor
Not only did the event raise much-needed funds for the trafficking program, but it also helped the client as she continues to heal. And it serves as a legacy for her and for all survivors as we embark on the 4th annual walk on October 18, 2020.