January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and Kent has joined the effort.
Kent Youth and Family Services (KYFS) – in association with Kent Police – is raising awareness throughout the community with programs and events. The campaign aims to better educate and inform schools, service clubs and health care clinics about the problem.
KYFS – in conjunction with city leaders – is proclaiming Jan. 23 as Kent’s Human Trafficking Awareness Day. A formal proclamation is expected to be made at the Jan. 16 City Council meeting.
MOD Pizza at Kent Station, 417 Ramsay Way, Suite 105, hosts a fundraiser on Jan. 23, of which 20 percent of the proceeds will support the agency’s human trafficking prevention efforts.
KYFS also is organizing online donation drive through Facebook.
To learn more or donate, visit Facebook, or follow #Give23 and #KentHTAM2018.