Happy New Year! 2016 was a very exciting year for Redeeming Love as we were finally able to secure our first home for sex trafficking survivors. So many of you helped us reach that milestone and now we are in the home stretch of finally being able to provide long term housing and services to young women who desperately need it. We are working hard to get our home and program operational so that we can hopefully receive our first residents by April 1.
As we look ahead in 2017, here are our goals for growth in new ways this year.
Redeeming Love San Gabriel Valley House (House 1) opens
Recruit Expansion Team for RL Orange County House (House 2)
Seed funds beginning for RL Orange County House
RL's first Orange County based fundraiser led primarily by the OC faith community and stakeholders
Beginning stages of RL social enterprise development to provide employment and job training in which to learn marketable skills.
As you can see, we have some BIG, audacious goals ahead of us!! Our faith continues to rest in the knowledge that God is bigger than all of these goals. He has provided every resource to bring the mission of RL to life. We are confident that through His help and through the help of our faithful and generous community, we will meet and exceed these goals as we forge ahead to accomplish even more for survivors of sex trafficking!
Charlene Heydorn, Founder & CEO
GUARDIANS: (Could you be one?)
Just last week, we kicked off our second annual Guardians recruitment efforts during Human Trafficking Awareness Month with a goal to recruit 25 new Guardians by the end of Feb.
One of the most tangible ways to give to RL is through choosing a gift through our gift registries. You can participate virtually or by bringing your gift to our housewarming party this Friday, Jan. 20. RSVP HERE
GET FIT AND HELP SURVIVORS.
Village Fitness in Glendora is partnering with RL! All proceeds from their Saturday community park workouts will be donated to RL. Join them beginning Saturday, Feb. 4 at 8 AM @ Finkbiner Park in Glendora.
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WHAT'S COMING UP FOR RL?
January 26 - Pop-up Resource Clinic in partnership with Every One Free in Pomona. RL will have the opportunity to connect with victims in Pomona who may be looking for services and/or assistance in leaving their trafficker.
March - Second Annual Guardians "Meet, Greet & Mingle" exclusive Guardians gathering.
April - RL opens San Gabriel Valley House.
May 4 - Spring Fling OC benefit dinner @ The Estate on Second in Santa Ana.
June 3 - Run 4 Their Lives 5K run/walk @ Finkbiner Park in Glendora!
View the recording of the Senate hearing that took place January 10 regarding the Senate Subcommittee's report against Backpage along with testimonies from several family members whose children were exploited and sold for sex through ads on Backpage.