According to the United Nations about 50,000 people are trafficked in the U.S. each year.
To help combat this growing issue the organization Jubilee Havens partnered with Southern Ground Coffeehouse in Gulfport to help raise awareness this month.
Tonight, the coffeehouse hosted the grand finale. The event included live music, door prizes, and even an appearance by the Tin Roof food truck.
Sharon Robbins is the founder of Jubilee Havens. She says this cause is one that hits close to home. “I’m a survivor. I don’t tell everybody that, but I understand what some of these girls are going through. Here, 30, 40 years later they’re going through much worse than the girls did 40 years ago. I’m very close to this because I want to be able to give back.”
To learn more about combating human trafficking visit jubileehavens.com.