Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Human Trafficking Victim’s Advocate Dies in Car Crash

It's a sad day in the fight for the lives of victims of human trafficking as we mourn the loss of Sandra Bass-Palmer, founder and director of Home of Hope-Texas.

Home of Hope-Texas is a refuge home which is being constructed for girls rescued from human sex slave trafficking in the United States when law enforcement officials break up the trafficking rings. The girls receive medical care, legal help and counseling to heal from their ordeal. If possible, they also receive help to return to their families.

Sandra was to be the Saturday evening speaker at Glad Tidings Assembly of God in Middletown, PA for their women's Spring Celebration. Home of Hope Texas is the Assembly of God women's special fundraising project this year. The pastor's wife, Gloria Budzowski, from the Middletown church had just picked Ms. Bass-Palmer up at the Harrisburg airport on Friday afternoon and was heading back to the church when their van was struck from behind by a truck and forced into a tree. Both women were killed.

Please remember to pray for the families of the accident victims as well as the Middletown church family and those involved with the operation of the Home of Hope.

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