Sunday, October 27, 2013

Police arrest 9 in sex sting

(Kitsap Sun)-"Police arrest 9 in sex sting, sweep targets human trafficking, child exploitation." Suquamish Clearwater Casino co-operated with Homeland Security, FBI, County Sheriffs, Tribal and Poulsbo Police in a sting operation targeting minor sex trafficking. Eight adult women were arrested, no minors. The male driver was arrested on drug charges and suspicion of promoting prostitution. (Oct 25, 2013)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Human Trafficking Event Thursday

Come and learn how you can make a difference in the world by helping fight Human Trafficking.

This is a problem HERE, not just other places. Great information and Opportunities for involvement will be presented, with time for Q&A and chances to meet local agencies involved in fighting this terrible problem.

DATE:  Thursday, Oct 24
TIME:    7 – 8:30pm
PLACE: Munger Chapel, Gateway Fellowship, Poulsbo
FOCUS: Learn more about what can be done to fight Human Trafficking
FEATURED SPEAKER: Jennifer Roemhildt Tunehag

LOCAL GROUPS ALSO REPRESENTED: Scarlet Road, Not for Sale, Freedom13, Break Free Kitsap

Monday, October 21, 2013

Operation Day of Hope

What an awesome event, Operation Day of Hope, turned out to be. It was a privilege to be included and offer ways to protect children from harm. Families were grateful for the free fingerprint kits and coloring books. Our special thanks to Judy Moore who organized this event for Freedom13 and who volunteered to help on the day.   
We were at Pearson Fellowship Hall

Thanks to Judy Moore

Sandy checks a fingerprint candidate

Gene & Sandy Hill

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Operation Day of Hope

  • Dental screenings and treatment
  • Medical consultation
  • Legal/financial advice
  • Haircuts
  • Manicures
  • Family photo portraits
  • Groceries
  • Warm winter clothing
  • Social service support
  • A hot meal for the whole family
  • and more...
We will be at the Operation Day of Hope Saturday October 19th from 11am-2pm giving away fingerprint kits and Be a Safe Kid coloring books. It's at Gateway Fellowship, 18901 8th Ave NE, Poulsbo.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Seattle Anti-trafficking Event

Thank you Seattle Safeway Stores for partnering with Freedom13 to distribute fingerprints kits and Be a Safe Kid coloring books. The event was a big success. A special thank you to our volunteers: Judy Moore, Marsha Ball, and Florence Klein. We couldn't have done it without you!
Great job everyone,
Gene & Sandy
Team Kitsap on their way to Seattle: Marsha, Judy, Sandy, and Gene

Seattle volunteer, Florence Klein, hard at work

Gene gifting Safeway Store with fingerprint kits and coloring books for their employees 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Free Fingerprint Kits & Be a Safe Kid Coloring Books

Saturday, October 12, 11 am – 2 pm
At 3 Seattle Safeway Stores
West Seattle: 2622 California Avenue 
Wedgwood: 7340 35th Street NE 
Rainier Valley: 3820 Rainier Avenue

 Keeping an updated fingerprint kit for your child is an essential step to bringing them home in case they ever go missing.

-     This weekend Freedom13 will partner with Safeway making available free fingerprinting kits and Be a Safe Kid coloring books.

-     Representatives from Freedom13 will be at all three Safeway stores to answer any questions you may have about protecting your children.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Thank You KIRO 7 Television

Last Night while watching KIRO 7 Eyewitness News they ran 4 items in less than 30 minutes about child abduction, child violation, and child pornography. As an organization about children trafficked into the sex trade, we appreciated they included photos and names of the perpetrators. We would like to acknowledge and thank the Seattle Police, Detectives from Washington State Patrol’s Missing and Exploited Children’s Task Force, Seattle Internet Crimes Against Children Unit, and KIRO 7 for telling the stories. See the stories:

Want to Know More About Human Trafficking?

Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles will discuss her legislative efforts to stop or reduce human trafficking and exploitation on Northwest Now Show on Public Television KBTC.  

Upcoming Show Times
Friday, October 4
6:30 PM
7:00 PM
Sunday, October 6
1:30 PM
2:00 PM
Thursday, October 10
6:00 PM
6:30 PM

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

We Set a Record

Yes, the Kitsap Democratic Women’s Club set a record for the most attendees at their September 25th   meeting.  It was my privilege to inform about child trafficking issues in our country, our state, and our county. We would like to thank everyone for their generosity and support of Freedom13.
Florence Klein, Sandy and President Jo Fox Burr.