April 06, 2019 02:14 PM
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) - A Marshalltown group is delivering cards and letters to dozens of local businesses to raise awareness of human trafficking.
The Times-Republican reports that the group Labor and Sex Trafficking Watch has joined with the Marshalltown Police Department and the Marshall County Sheriff's Office in the new effort.
Group chairperson Lynne Carroll says the 47 businesses include hotels and motels, gas stations and fast-food restaurants. The cards are aimed at helping train employees working with the public to recognize signs of human trafficking and provide guidance on what to do when human trafficking is suspected.
Carroll says members of her group are delivering the cards and letters in person so they can have conversations with the businesspeople they encounter.
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Created: April 06, 2019 02:14 PM
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