November always brings a special meeting of the Bonner County Republican Women, Inc. Each November the BCRWI chooses a non-profit to present at the meeting. We bring a Christmas Tree to decorate with envelopes filled with donations from our members and guests for the chosen non-profit.
This year we are honoring The Lifeguard Group.
WHAT THE LIFEGUARD GROUP DOES:
The Lifeguard Group helps fight human trafficking in local communities with a three-pronged approach:
By Confronting Apathy
We teach communities what they need to know, and stay clear of misinformation, we keep you focused, aware, and able to teach and help others around you. This is a battle which will take all of us. We are ready to arm you with information you need to gain confidence and take action.
By Avoiding Fear
Learning about human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of minors can leave you feeling scared. Perhaps it’s fear for your kids, your grandkids, your students. In any case, we empower you with tools to protect the kids in your life and help those who may be exploited or trafficked in your community.
By Making a Difference
Once you learn about human trafficking and sexual exploitation of youth, we are certain you will want to jump in the fight. That’s why we give you opportunities to apply your skills through volunteering, hosting an event, or starting your own local group to help us.
Every hour 34 more individuals enter a life of sexual exploitation The human trafficking numbers continue to grow exponentially every year, with nearly 30 million estimated being exploited world-wide and 2 million within the United States and our community is not exempt.
The Lifeguard Group runs the Lifehouse for the victims of human trafficking in western Montana. The LifeHouse is the only facility of its kind in the country and is a fully integrated recovery home.
The Lifeguard Group also created the LifeLine Project that has presented in front of 10,000 high school and middle school students. A student has self-identified as a trafficking victim in every school where LifeLine is presented.
We invite you to join us to learn more about this amazing organization and to support them through our Giving Tree
Visit the Lifeguard Group Website and watch an informative Lifeguard Group Video.