The U.S. Department of State's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

The office, which is supportive of the initiatives taken by the Army to combat trafficking, works to save children such as those pictured from Burma (above). By publishing an annual Trafficking in Persons report for Congress, the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons raises government awareness by ranking countries into tiers. The third tier, into which Burma falls, is the one in which national governments are doing nothing about the trafficking of slaves and entrapment into child labor. Burma is at risk for imposed sanctions due to its lack of activity in combating this crime. Photos, above and below right, were taken by Kay Chernush for the U.S. State Department

Concerned Women

for America

CWA's (below, L to R) Janice Crouse works alongside Chad Bettes, from the Trafficking in Persons office, and NHQ's Lisa Thompson in the fight against human trafficking by conducting briefings on Capitol Hill to educate legislators.

World Hope International, University of Rhode Island and U.S. Department of State

Below, L to R: Lisa Thompson, national liaison for the Initiative Against Sexual Trafficking, shown at the Presidential bill signing ceremony for the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005 with JoAnne Lyon of World Hope International, Dr. Donna Hughes from the University of Rhode Island and Dr. Laura Lederer, U.S. Department of State. "I work closely with all three of these women," said Thompson. "World Hope and SAWSO are partners in the Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking, and Donna Hughes helped craft critical elements that were included in the TVPRA. Laura has been a long-time advisor to The Salvation Army in its anti-trafficking programs."

 

Avenue Resource

An interdenominational, non-profit organization, Avenue Resource serves The Salvation Army and other churches by equipping them for ministry to people impacted by sexual sin. President of the organization, Clay Allen, has worked with Lisa Thompson at NHQ. For more information, go to www.avenueresource.com.

Clark's Christmas Kids

Radio consumer advocate Clark Howard has been helping kids have a joyful Christmas for 15 years. This year, he is partnering nationwide with The Salvation Army national headquarters to provide children in need a Christmas they will not forget. To donate, go to www.clarkhoward.com.

FedEx

FedEx gave a financial gift to The Salvation Army, out of which the Southern Territory received two new canteens - one in Atlanta and one, currently in production, going to Miami, Fla. The donation also funded clean-up kits for Katrina survivors.

General Motors

General Motors and photojournalist Linda Solomon are teaming with The Salvation Army of Wake County, N.C., to spread the joy of Christmas to children at the local shelter. The program, called "My Holiday Wish," gave 14 kids between ages 5 and 15 the chance to take photographs of their holiday wishes. Rather than wishing for new toys, the children - accompanied by their mothers - took photos of items that represented home, peace and joy. Project supplies were funded by General Motors.

Habitat for Humanity

By working with Habitat for Humanity, the Army helps families along the Gulf coast who were impacted by last year's hurricanes; families can receive down payment assistance, job search advice and credit counseling. One such family, the Adams, received a Habitat home in Waveland, Miss., after living in a FEMA trailer on their Waveland property. Because of this partnership, over 700 families have been referred through case managers to receive assistance.

The Home Depot

The Salvation Army in Biloxi, Miss., has a partnership with The Home Depot at Volunteer Village. The Army provides housing for HD volunteers as they work to build houses for Katrina survivors. The Home Depot allows the Army to establish an account in communities struck by disaster, so supplies are easily purchased. Jim Morrow, gifts-in-kind coordinator for the territorial Emergency Disaster Services Department, said of The Home Depot, "They are helping us to extend a helping hand to those who have been affected by disaster."

Medic First Aid International

As part of its National Disaster Training Program, The Salvation Army has partnered with Medic First Aid to train certified personnel within the Army to teach basic first aid training. The Southern Territory has 11 certified trainers. The partnership allows the Army to train from within, using the most up to date, effective disaster response training curriculum available.

 






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