Monday, staff enjoyed the rest of the Labor Day holiday. Which was fortunate because the days to follow were quite busy…
Tuesday was filled with volunteer Julie Meyers organizing our volunteer records, a mixture of staff, survivors, and volunteer therapists working on expanding our prevention work for at-risk youth, and Karen met with a potential volunteer group leader.
Wednesday, two bicyclists – Nate and Sylvester – visited the office to learn more about our organization and what we are doing to fight human trafficking. It was interesting to hear about their experiences while biking from Seattle, WA to Key West, FL and inspired to know they are doing it for the same cause!
Thursday was packed with meetings and specials guests: Congresswoman Diane Black attending in the morning to learn more about human trafficking and discuss legislative needs and changes. After our weekly staff meeting, Jeremy and Abby from Camelot Cares visited us for lunch to learn about our organization and how we can partner together.
Friday the office was quiet, but the team was on the move. Meeting survivors, attending seminars, task force meetings, survivor appointments, and talking to potential new referrals.
In between we released the September edition of the ESTN newsletter, and are excited about upcoming events like the End Slavery Tennessee Benefit, 8 Days film premiere, and Ride for Refuge!