RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The Richmond Police Department will donate 50 backpacks from Operation Underground Railroad to young victims of human trafficking.
Operation Underground Railroad is a non-profit which assists governments around the world in the rescue of human trafficking and sex trafficking victims, with a special focus on children.
The backpacks contain comfort items for the victims, including personal hygiene products, non-perishable foods and coloring books.
“We deal with at least a few cases of human trafficking a week and the issue is often underreported,” said Special Investigations Division Captain Emmett Williams. “Our goal is to provide victims a safe space once they have been rescued, but many of them don’t have a single item in their possession. This donation will hopefully help calm them in the aftermath.”
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