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Local Movement To End Human Trafficking

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by Janet Kim

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - It's an international campaign going viral to end human trafficking, and supporters said it's a movement that hits closer to home than one would think.

The "End It Movement" asked people to mark a red X on their hands and post it on Twitter and Instagram.

Even local churches and organizations are getting involved.

Pastor Pete Wilson of Crosspoint Church in Nashville was one of the many partners asking their congregations to show support. For Pastor Pete, it's personal.

"I kind of became aware of this issue because our church recently relocated, and right across the street is a hotel where there was a man arrested on four counts of sexual servitude," said Wilson.

"The reality is, it's a huge problem here in the United States as well as around the world, including right here in Nashville. Sex-trafficking is a massive industry all over the country," he said.

Abolition International, an organization based in Nashville, has facilities for human trafficking victims around the world, but the foundation is answering its own community's call for help through a safe house it is building in Middle Tennessee.

"They've assembled some of the best doctors around the world to write a curriculum to give the ladies just the help and the restoration that they need so they can get back to a normal life," said Wilson.

For more information on the campaign visit the "End It Movement" website here.

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