A million targeted, most doubt the prevail,
College age kids can't handle such a task!
The hour-long lines told a much different tale,
A tale that told of the target triple passed!
All raised for the ending of a shame,
An injustice long without a name,
Enslavement happens much more than in the past,
Three million raised to make it end fast!
Ignorance: not an excuse,
Indifference: not a possibility,
Goal: to end the abuse,
If you're ever near the dome, go out and take a look at the international plaza, try to avoid looking at the giant, grotesque hand reaching for the sky. Try to avoid looking at the 27,000 raggy flags flapping in the wind. It's impossible, and I'd suggest you get yourself a cane or seeing eye dog if you missed it
Each of those flags represent a ten thousand slaves in this world. One of those slaves could maybe be represented by a single thread of one flag. The hand has on it multiple statements worth repeating, one of which reads, “SLAVERY STILL EXISTS”.
This video series captures the full horror of it all: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ipG4dpr0tQ
At the start of Passion 2012, Louie said confidently that we would hit the $1million mark. I wasn't skeptical, though only because my cynical mind already judged the people in the stadium MUCH more willing to give than their progenitors. Louie matched my thought by saying much the same a second later. What I was not expecting was the target to be broken in the start of the second full day, THEN be doubled on the last day, and more. A kind couple donated $500,000 to the cause. The total at end-Passion (I mean the end of the start of Passion) was $3.1million. The current total:
After the event, Google donated $11million towards anti-slavery campaigns. Here's the link to the full story.
In the interest of a flowing blog post, I will simply list the organizations this largesse helps at the end of the post.
One cause I'd like to emphasize is the forming of a new Atlanta task force designed to crack down on slavery in Atlanta. Atlanta has been named as a hub of human trafficking. Mayor Reed and Governor Deal were both at the movement to receive the donation, and from what they said, they are both Christians.Fund a year-long prevention program that will reach 48,000 kids who are at-risk of being trafficked. Ukraine - $240,000 – A21 – Tiny Hands International–Build and fund 8 border monitoring stations and 8 safe homes that will help intercept victims as they are being trafficked. Nepal - $108,480
For more information, visit http://268generation.com/passion2012/#freedom