Sunday, August 1, 2010

Vote for JustOne at Sweatshirt Blanket Blog

Just One is an organization I'm involved with that addresses issues of extreme poverty. Ever since I've been involved with the group, I've learned so much about things that are hidden in our community. For instance, many of the illegal aliens that people are so upset about working in our country are here because they were forced or brought under false pretenses. You know those massage parlors or chiropractor offices that you know offer more than just massage--many of those women are modern day slaves and have been trafficked into this country. I posted about their plight and human trafficking on the LA Moms Blog. Just One is a group that is working to combat this hidden evil in our communities through their One Voice to End Slavery initiative. (If you live in the South Bay area of Southern California and are interested in participating in the formation of a coalition against trafficking in the area, please contact Jim Loduha.) Another Just One program is Laundry Love. Laundry Love Projects partner with local laundromats in cleaning the clothes of those living in shelters, motels, cars, garages and on the streets. It also helps families who are struggling financially, such as those who have been recently laid off and a free trip to the laundromat means another meal on the table. These are just a couple of the issues that Just One is trying to address and I am extremely grateful to be part of an organization that does so much good. That's why I nominated the organization to be profiled as a cause on the Sweatshirt Blanket Blog. I wanted to raise awareness about these issues and about Just One. Please read the profile and vote for Just One to win a dozen customized sweatshirt blankets free of charge to distribute to those people that so desperately need help in our community. Thanks for reading!

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