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Friday, April 15, 2011

URGENT NEED: Housing & Transportation Needed for Over-Comers

Two, Fort Myers area, women who are over-comers of child sex trafficking, both in their early 20's, are in urgent need.  

One survivor, a thriving college student, is in need of housing in the Fort Myers/Naples area.  She is a sophomore at a local college, about to finish up the spring semester, and needs a place to stay for the summer and possibly the next year.  She has her own transportation and is employed.  She can afford up to $500 a month.   

The other is a single mother of a baby who knows very little English, has a full time job, and is in desperate need of a reliable vehicle to drive.  She has saved $1500 and Beauty From Ashes has collected $700 to assist her in purchasing this car.  She currently is using public transportation and we have a local mechanic, Terry Wynter Automotive, that will inspect and assist with the maintenance of the vehicle.  We need a car for her and/or funding to afford something of more quality than what $2200 can buy.  All giving is tax deductible.  

Both of these women lack family support systems and each have survived horrific accounts of human sex trafficking here in the state of Florida (ranked the #3 state in the nation for human trafficking).  They have taken remarkable strides in their journeys to becoming over-comers. however, neither have also seen justice against their perpetrators!  They deserve the right to a full recovery and both see licensed counselors regularly.  Would you please consider partnering with us in assisting them to overcome the injustices done to them?  They have consistently demonstrated responsibility and commitment to their healing journey.  Housing and transportation are basic needs they deserve.   

If you can meet these needs or know someone that can, please have them contact me as soon as possible and thank you.  Giving can be done securely online by CLICKING HERE or you can mail a check, cash or money order to Beauty From Ashes Ministries, 13300 S. Cleveland Ave., Ste., 56, Fort Myers, FL 33907.  

'Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers [or sisters] of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.'  Matthew 25:40 NASV

In Him & His service,

Julie Shematz
Founder & CEO

Beauty From Ashes™ Ministries  
Where Victims Become Over-Comers
239.939.9218 | 877.4BFA SOS (877.423.2767) Toll Free Help Line
Physical Address:  12381 S. Cleveland Avenue, Suite 506-1, at the site of Barry University | Fort Myers | FL | 33907 | USA | Monday-Thursday 10-5
Mailing Address:  13300 S. Cleveland Avenue, Suite 56-623 | Fort Myers | FL | 33907 | USA 

"Survivors must be leaders in the development of services, shelter, and response protocols to sex trafficking.” - National Report on Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking


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