Kruer speaks on human trafficking aid efforts

Special to The State Journal Published:

The UMWomen of First United Methodist Church, 211 Washington St., hosted a June 3 meeting with the United Methodist Women of St. Paul United Methodist Church. Other Frankfort District UMWomen and District Officers were invited.

Helena Kruer, president of the Frankfort District United Methodist Women, spoke on the recent UMWomen Assembly that was held in Louisville. Four women present who had attended the assembly were aksed to speak about their experiences. 

Kruer also spoke on “Understanding Human Trafficking: From Awareness to Action.” This will be the topic of an upcoming United Methodist meeting, and items will be brought that will aid victims of human trafficking. 

Sewing instructions for making “carpet bags” for the victims were distributed to those attending. These bags will be used to fill with the necessary personal items that the victims may need when rescued.

Half of the offering taken, which totaled $460, will go toward the efforts by United Methodist Women and Men to help stop human trafficking. The other half will go to Blessing Home, Isan Children’s Home in Thailand, where children are cared for and sheltered from the ravages of human trafficking.

The group sang five favorite hymns and before each was sung, the person who had selected them shared with the group just why they were special.

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