TYPHOON VONGFONG UPDATE
Severe typhoons are common in the Philippines where we have Survivor Care programs. On Friday, Typhoon Vongfong passed over the Philippines. We warned you last week that the staff and children at our Safe Home were bracing for a well-organized storm. We’re relieved to update that the impact was minimal, and all staff, children, and farm animals are safe. Want more insight into what our daily life looks like in the safe home?
FOLLOW ALONG FOR PRACTICAL SAFETY TIPS
COVID-19 has made trafficking prevention & online safety more important than ever. As a response, we’ve been posting a series of safety tips to our social media accounts. We’ve reached tens of thousands of people with tips on such topics as how you can tighten your privacy settings, how to avoid sextortion, how to identify someone who might pose danger, and how to get help if you need it.
Follow along on our social media for these tips and more inspiration:
DEVICES FOR YOUTH ACCOMPANIED BY LOVE146’S ONLINE SAFETY GUIDE
Bridging for Tomorrow, a community organization in Houston, recently handed out dozens of devices to students who needed additional connectivity for schooling. Along with these, they handed out our online safety guides! They shared, “As excited as we are to get these devices into the hands of students, we realize that the pandemic has not slowed predators who find and exploit children online. So along with each piece of technology, we are handing out information from Love146, so parents and kids can be empowered to make safe choices. We were expecting to have to translate any resources we found, but they already have an online safety pamphlet in Spanish! Love146 has great resources free online. We can all use a reminder that just because kids are home doesn’t mean they aren’t vulnerable.”
WE’RE LOOKING FOR CORPORATE PARTNERS. CAN YOU HELP?
Do you have experience with connecting businesses to nonprofit organizations? Do you work in your company’s community relations group? Or maybe have responsibility for marketing or corporate social responsibility decisions? We’d love to hear from you about what works (and doesn’t) when it comes to partnerships. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll let you know how you can get involved.
YOUR DONATIONS ARE PROVIDING GROCERIES, RENT, AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES: MEETING URGENT NEEDS TO REDUCE VULNERABILITY
When coronavirus struck, it quickly became apparent that for many of the survivors in our care, getting basic needs met was going to be a challenge and this puts children at risk of being trafficked again. During this critical time, your donations are meeting survivors’ very practical needs: You’ve paid rent. You’ve bought groceries. You’ve sent hygiene products. You’ve ensured survivors have the school supplies needed to keep persevering in their education. And in the Philippines, you’ve ensured survivors have all their needs met while sheltering in our safe home. And your donations have gone beyond practical needs, providing continued care and connection for survivors.