A young girl stands shivering in the night. It’s a warm evening, and her shivering indicates something more than temperature…she is afraid. She has been taken. She has not had an easy life and her attitude towards school and family have not been ideal, but she never wanted this. Now people are threatening her, forcing her to do things she doesn’t want to do. She is scared. Around the world, there are an estimated 27 million slaves today. Let me say that again…27 million slaves in the world today. This is more than at any other time in world history. Modern-day slavery, when it results in people being bought and sold and moved around is called human trafficking. Beyond the international statistics, slavery exists here in the United States. Conservative estimates state that 17,000 people are trafficked into this country every year. Within the United States, the estimates of trafficked individuals are staggering; between 200,000-300,000 per year. While illegal, human trafficking is a booming business, second only to drug trafficking. Most of the people trafficked are women and children. Many of them are used in the sex industry. They are the prostitutes on the street, at truck stops, and in motels. They need help. They need to be identified and rescued.
TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, is a leading travel center business in 41 states and Canada operating under the TA and Petro Stopping Centers brands. With convenient locations off interstate highway exits, TA and Petro offer customers diesel and gasoline fueling services, nearly 500 full- and quick-service restaurants, 24-hour convenience stores, heavy truck maintenance services, RoadSquad Connect™ (24/7/365 emergency roadside service), electronic communication (WiFi), chapels/ministries and many other services – all within large, high traffic facilities. For more information on TA Travel Centers or Petro Stopping Centers, please visit http://www.ta-petro.com
TransAlive USA, Inc.
P O Box 821546 • Fort Worth, TX 76182-1546
Cell Phone 24/7 (817)-320-0567
An organization of 100,000 volunteers across America who are dedicated to serving the working and traveling public and their families. TransAlive USA covers every zip code in the United States and moves quickly to meet the needs of families when they experience an accident, illness, injury or death away from home.
People whose work and pleasure requires them to travel must spend time away from home. In times of distress enjoying a network of friends and co-workers nationwide is next to impossible.
The mission of TransAlive USA, as a concerned organization for the welfare of our fellow man, will attempt any and all methods to build a network for the working and the traveling public. TransAlive USA wants families with members working away from home given the same privileges that others enjoy working from home.
(9 AM to 9 PM) MAIN OFFICE: (937) 864-9051 OR CALL (9 AM to 9 PM): (732) 251-0399