Organization Raises Awareness of Human Trafficking in Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) – Volunteers from the “Coalition on Human Trafficking” were present in and around the city center on Saturday.

The group hoped to work with area businesses to raise awareness of the issue.

The group met at the Old Mattress Factory Bar and Grill before prospecting in and around the city center.

Their goal was to raise awareness about human trafficking as much as possible by putting up signs and leaving informational flyers for company employees.

With events planned to attract more people to the city centre. The group wants to be sure that more people can identify a potential case of human trafficking.

“If all of our efforts today can save one person from human trafficking, all of our efforts are worth it. I have been with her for about four and a half years. I have met some of the survivors of whom we have some who are part of our coalition. But again, if we can save someone from the scourges of slavery and human trafficking, all of our efforts are worth it,” Steve Heck, Coalition on Human Trafficking.

Heck says human trafficking is the second largest illegal industry in the world. It generates billions of dollars worldwide.

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