Oamaru’s Samantha Martin just keeps on giving.
As if helping communities in some of the poorest villages in India wasn’t enough, Miss Martin is due to travel to Los Angeles next year to help rehabilitate victims of sex trafficking.
She is bound for LA’s Dream Centre, to help the victims, saved by the FBI, who have been forced to do unspeakable acts – most not being able to sleep, or eat, until they had done as requested.
Most of the victims have been abused, sold or kidnapped – forced into prostitution by an organised, underground business.
To help with Miss Martin’s mission, local author Lindsay Walker is giving a 20 minute fundraiser presentation, designed for teenagers, young people and families in Oamaru, about the need to save in order to gain financial freedom.
The presentation starts at 7pm tonight, and will be held at the St Kevin’s College Auditorium. There will be a $10 charge per family to attend.
Prizes from local businesses, including Soul, Surf and Skate, Dick Smith, McDonalds, Waitaki Aquatic Centre, KFC, Portside and Last Post, will be up for grabs.
All of the money raised from the night will be donation to Miss Martin’s upcoming missions, which also include Columbia in 2015.
By Rebecca Ryan