Human trafficking survivors share stories at awareness walk, WABI reports

WABI (Channel 5) reported on a walk and rally held at the University of Maine to raise awareness about human trafficking. Since 2007, there have been more than 40,000 cases of human trafficking reported in the U.S., but it’s also an issue that often goes unreported, according to WABI. The student-run event was coordinated in part with Hope Rising, a residential program for trafficking survivors. “It means a lot to see all these people here today that are supporting people they don’t even know,” a survivor told WABI. “And I just hope that I can help the next person that is in that situation.”