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The Pledge to Stop Trafficking Press Conference

FRESNO, CA – Seven (7) area nonprofits and local law enforcement leaders will take over the streets of Fresno to fundraise for The Pledge to Stop Trafficking (PTST) campaign.


WHAT:               January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and local law enforcement and a coalition of valley-based nonprofits are joining forces to support to stop human trafficking in the Central Valley at a press conference.

This press conference will include PTST member organizations, volunteers and supporters from Fresno, including the Fresno Monsters and the Fresno State Hockey Team, take to the streets to raise awareness and collect money that will provide direct services to local victims of human trafficking.

WHEN:                 Tuesday, January 21, 2019 at 11 a.m.
Volunteers will be collecting support starting at 6 a.m. until 6 p.m.


WHERE:               Lifestyle Furniture
21 E Shaw Avenue, Fresno, CA 93710


WHO:                   Deputy Chief Pat Farmer

Ana Lopez, Beauty for Ashes

Andrea Shabaglian, Made for Them

Sean Biggs, Fresno Police VICE Sargent

Debra Rush, Breaking the Chains

Ed Kaczmarek, Fresno/Madera Youth for Christ

Rodney Lowery, Fresno Police Chaplaincy

Ryan Townsend, Central Valley Justice Coalition

Torella Minor, Mollie’s House

Sarah Johnston Fresno EOC Central Valley Against Human Trafficking,
Lifestyle Furniture

Volunteers from Fresno Monsters

Volunteers from Fresno State Hockey Team


The Pledge to Stop Trafficking (PTST) is a coalition of seven local nonprofits that provide critical services and support to victims of sex trafficking. Money raised for the PTST Fund is distributed to those organizations that are working tirelessly to prevent human trafficking as well as provide direct support to help victims heal.

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