Teen raising awareness about human trafficking
A Wisconsin teenager is raising money to bring awareness to human trafficking.
you can't put a price on another humans life 16 year old Mackenzie Cook wanted to make a difference for human trafficking Awareness Month. The superior teen is raising money to combat a big problem. It happens quite frequently, and there's a lot of it going on. And it's not just in big cities or anything like that. It's everywhere. Cook set up an online fundraiser. Her goal. $3000 by the end of January, all to be donated to the Center against Sexual and Domestic Abuse in Superior. It's honestly, really inspiring. I would have never thought of doing this at 16. Nicole, Full sexual assault program coordinator at Kostya, says that this money is essential for many different things. Is really looking at possible legal fees, possibly deposits or the first month's rent car repairs, things like that. According to Thal, there is no direct funding from Wisconsin supporting survivors of human trafficking. So donations like this go a long way, being able to get money for that and know that it's there for that specific purpose, um is great. Mackenzie and her family hope this fundraiser is just the beginning to raise awareness in the community It happens everywhere every day. It's not just Thio, women or girls. It's two men and Children. And it it could happen to you, you know you'd never know it.