Micah Mandate

The Magazine of the J.V. Morsch Center for Social Justice at Trevecca Nazarene University.

Symphony helps fight human trafficking at Trevecca

Posted by admin December - 6 - 2012 - Thursday

The Center for Social Justice and The Center for Worship Arts joined up to host the Song of Freedom, a benefit concert to fight human trafficking on December 1.

 

There were about 100 attendees in Boone Convocation Center to watch The Nashville Praise Symphony, an orchestra of 50 musicians who all play in churches around Nashville.

 

Photo pulled from Christian News Wire

The concert was benefitting Free for Life International, a non-profit who is working to rescue and restore girls who have been victims of human trafficking.

 

Holding back tears, Colette Bercu, CEO and founder of Free for Life, said how grateful she was to Trevecca, to the symphony, to the artists, to the attendees, and to her staff.

 

The performance was free, but attendees were encouraged to pledge or donate money and to participate in a silent auction of donated paintings from local Nashville artists.

 

The total amount of donations reached over $2,000, all of which went directly to Free for Life.

 

Since their inception in 2006, Free for Life has rescued over 300 girls in five different countries and has had 17 traffickers arrested.

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