Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland held TWO events in January, which was Human Trafficking Awareness Month.

The first event kicked off on January 1st: the club’s 3rd Annual “30 Miles in 30 Days to Fight Human Trafficking” Virtual Walkathon fundraiser. Proceeds support the club’s efforts to help women and children who have been victims of human trafficking. The walkathon began Jan. 1 and ran through Jan. 30 and raised over $2,000.

The second event was the club’s 17th annual Human Trafficking Awareness Walk and Event held in person from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, January 28 at the United Methodist Church of Vista, 490 S. Melrose Drive, Vista. Guest speaker Susan Johnson, of Alabaster Jar Project, spoke at around 10:30 a.m., and the walk started at 11 a.m. from the church, down Melrose Drive about 1.5 miles to Sunset Drive and back. There were information tables, water and “Stop Trafficking” signs for all. We will be posting story and photos from the Walk in the weeks to come.

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