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Roanoke human trafficking education, shelter

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Straight Street just got its first donation to continue working towards the first human trafficking shelter in Roanoke.

The Junior League of Roanoke Valley is giving them $30,000 as part of the group's annual Community Project Grants.

Keith Farmer the Straight Street director says the money will be used to bring in people from Georgia. A group called Wellspring Living, who has worked with victims of human trafficking for more than a decade running a shelter.

The money will also be used for billboards around the Roanoke Valley and education.

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"You're going to be much more successful if you can prevent a child from becoming a victim then just taking care of a victim. We want to be there to support victims, help them through the  recovery process but if you can prevent somebody through education and public awareness you're saving just a lifetime of hurt, pain, healing and flashbacks," said Farmer.

If you're interested in learning more information Straight Street is showing a documentary March 15th and will talk about human trafficking on the local and global level. The event is from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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