80,000 Truckers and iEmpathize

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We just returned from Louisville KY where we attended the world’s largest truck show with over 80,000 in attendance. Thousands of US minors are victims of trafficking each year. The FBI has rescued over 1,500 kids through their Innocence Lost initiatives in the last few years alone. They believe they are just scratching the surface. Unfortunately, those numbers are solid indicators that child trafficking and sexual exploitation is an enormous problem in the US. iE’s US intervention project centers around our collaboration with Truckers Against Trafficking. We partner to engage the trucking industry and its 3 million drivers in combatting the child trafficking issue along our nations highways and at truck stops. Our films train drivers, travel plaza employees, and related industry businesses to recognize and respond when they encounter an exploitive situation. At least 230 calls from over 30 states have been made to the national hotline in the last several months since we launched. In addition to the heavy web views and truck shows, this media campaign has been featured by US Homeland Security and over 10,000 dvd’s have been ordered to train drivers.

We have two more Truck Shows this year. Donate today to help us get there!

Watch the Mini Version 4:48
Watch the condensed Truckers Against Trafficking Training Film 12:20
Watch the full Truckers Against Trafficking Training Film 28:11

iE Expedition Team

Left to Right: Mary Wade, Scott Howsare, Brad Watkins, Guido Hajenius, Brad Riley, Mike Smith, Candace Joice, Tim Orrino, and Mark Brende (behind the mighty iphone camera)

Author: iempathize

One Response to "80,000 Truckers and iEmpathize"

  1. Tim Orrino
    Tim Orrino Posted on March 30, 2012 at 6:14 am

    Had a great time with great people. Thanks to iE and TAT staff and volunteers for your hard work!