Restoring Hope Evening Helps Collect Over $15,000 For Operation Mobilization Canada

Over $15, 000 was raised at the Restoring Hope evening held on Monday, June 20th at the West Zion Mennonite Church. The funds will go to Operation Mobilization Canada and help support the rehabilitation of six women from Ghana who were rescued from human trafficking in April of 2016.

Restoring Hope, an event held west of Carstairs, has brought awareness to the global issue of human trafficking.
Attendees also had the chance to donate to Operation Mobilization Canada and a total of $15,353 dollars was collected.
Co-organizer Gwen Day explains what that money will be used for.
Day says the women rescued were an average of 11-14 years old. The donations will go towards their journey of healing, learning skills for the workforce and their future.
One of the Freedom Climbers with Operation Mobilization Canada, Stephanie Anderson, says the evening was to also raise awareness about human trafficking which is happening closer to home.
The Freedom Climb with OMC will have over 60 women from around the world climbing five peaks in five days in Fernie, BC this August to raise awareness and funds for this global issue.
According to co-organizer Jessie Lawrence, about 200 people showed up at the West Zion Mennonite Church for the Restoring Hope evening.

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