By Rev. Christi L. Pursey

On May 13 at 11:00am, over 110 people gathered at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Johnston, SC for a benefit for ICare4. This benefit was hosted by the Mount Calvary Lutheran Church Social Ministry and Youth Group committees. ICare4 is a non-profit, faith based organization that provides aide to young men, women and children who are rescued by local police and FBI from Human/Sex Trafficking.

ICare4 is currently the only organization in the Southeast, located in Augusta, GA, that aides those rescued by giving Social, Medical and Psychological care; job training; and allows the women to keep their children with them. ICare4 is the currently the only organization that recognizes an import piece in rehabilitation is keep mothers with their children.

ICare4 is in the process of building a facility that will allow those rescued a safe place to stay while regaining and learning new ways to view themselves and the world that surrounds them. The benefit held on May 13 was designed to raise money to help with this much needed housing.

Mount Calvary is pleased to announce that $5,000 + was raised at this benefit. We give thanks to God for sending so many caring and loving people to support this worthy Social Justice Issue. For more information on how you may help, please contact Pastor Christi Pursey or Mrs. Janna Yonce at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church (803) 685-7523.

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