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Local group raises awareness against human trafficking

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Eau Claire (WQOW) - A local group is working with organizations in the Eau Claire area to raise money to help rescue victims of human trafficking. 

The act of forcing people against their will to be sexually used and exploited is an issue in Wisconsin. Such an issue that Wisconsin named January Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Thirst for Justice is compromised of volunteers who bring awareness to modern day slavery. Thursday, the volunteers got together in Eau Claire to make coffee mugs out of clay. The proceeds from the mugs, sold for $20 each, will go to the International Justice Mission and Fierce Freedom. Both organizations raise awareness and help rescue victims from human trafficking. 

"The more people that volunteer, the more people that go out and tell. It's kind of like multi-level marketing," said Kathy Steine, the founder of Thirst for Justice. "The more people that you have, the more friends that they have and so that's why we started it." 

Anyone interested in purchasing a mug can visit the Thirst for Justice website.  The organization hopes to raise $4,000 by the end of July.

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