The Murfreesboro volunteer group is hard at work planning their summer fundraising yard sale project. And they are serious about it!. The group will also have an educational booth as well as a bake sale stand and they have a fundraising goal of $1,000. The eager volunteers have also been planning their silent auction basket for this year's Ride for Refuge. This dynamic group has been a part of many local school presentations as well and is working hard to educate and empower our youth.
This month, our Franklin Group introduced some additional teams and team leaders to their already established roles. Watching volunteers exercise their gifts in leadership to serve End Slavery encourages all of us! The group’s Prayer Team, led by Jodie Clark and Tereasa Beasley, reminded the group of the many things prayed for and the ways God has answered. Marge Middleton gave a report of all the bills related to human trafficking that were introduced and passed during this legislative session. She also provided addresses of Congressmen and Congresswomen who helped make Tennessee’s human trafficking laws even better and encouraged volunteers to write letters thanking them for their service. Finally, Ruthi and Stina gave an update about the group’s next upcoming event - a film screening of No Girl’s Dream on June 2nd at the Franklin Police Department. See our events calendar for more information; this event is open to the public.
The Nashville Group had lots of activity this past month. Janna Carlson attended the meeting and gave an overview of the Ride for Refuge and introduced her new co-leader for Lindsay. Together they reviewed the positions needing to be filled for this year as well as the particulars on registration, routes, silent auction and fundraising. Afterwards, Scott reviewed the group’s goals and their progress so far. Lindsay also finalized plans for the group’s door hanger project and a movie was planned for next meeting The group ended their meeting in prayer.
The Brentwood gang had a good meeting with twelve in attendance. Sandra Mohr started an Instagram account for Be The Jam and got ideas and suggestions for posts from the group. Mary Jo sparked an interesting conversation regarding “up-cycled” light bulbs to be made into ornaments, decorations, terrariums, in order to be sold at awareness events and possibly with Branded Collection. Finally, the group got a sneak peak of the short video “Word on the Street”, created by the group's own Stacy Elliott, as part of the youth engagement through Be The Jam.