College student and church raise money for human trafficking victims

(WLUK/Jessie Basinski)

GREENVILLE (WLUK) -- An area college student is making a difference in the fight against human trafficking.

Bekah Moran teamed up with the organization "Women at Risk" to host an event today at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Greenville.

"Women at Risk" educates, protects and provides hope to victims of human trafficking.

People could purchase handmade jewelry, scarfs, ornaments and other items created by victims.

Ninety percent of the money made at Saturday's event will go into "Women at Risk" programs.

Appleton is actually a hub for human trafficking and it's actually one of the places people stop on the way to Milwaukee. And living in Appleton, you're like oh my goodness, this is something that's happening in my own back yard. That's why I wanted to get involved," said Bekah Moran.

FOX 11 recently held a Town Hall on human trafficking in Northeast Wisconsin.

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