#Activate10: Over $1000 raised by grassroots movement; local business matches funds

$1,100 was raised for Operation Underground Railroad and the Fremont County Alliance Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault during the Fremont County March Against Human Trafficking and Silent Auction in Lander last weekend.

Following the event, Michelle Motherway shared with organizer Brooke Berg that the Motherway family and Mr. D’s would like to match the funds raised. Meaning each organization will receive $1,100.

“Brooke did all the work,” Michelle shared with County 10. “She is a pretty amazing young lady who is leading by doing and that’s rare. We are very impressed with her willingness to help and not just hashtag.”

Brooke was inspired to plan the event after learning about the statistics of human trafficking. “Human trafficking is a roughly $150 billion a year industry and nobody is talking about it. I wanted to try and raise awareness because it’s a huge issue that most people don’t even realize is going on.”

Saturday’s turnout was great, she shared with County 10. “There were probably 15-20 people who joined me to march and many people who honked or waved as they were driving down main. If even one person learned something about human trafficking that they didn’t know before, then the entire day was a success.”

Brooke hopes to have more events in the future but does not have any plans currently.

To learn more or make a donation to Fremont County Alliance Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, click here and Operation Underground Railroad click here.

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