Monroe Aglow plans to shed a light on what people can do to stop human trafficking.
The group’s next meeting Feb. 10 will include a live stream event with Jessica Wilson, anti-human trafficking specialist with Aglow International, about what communities can raise awareness about issue.
Monroe Aglow President Evelyn Daniels says the program is especially relevant, considering Union County borders Charlotte, which is considered a hotbed for human trafficking.
Monroe Aglow is known as a lighthouse for Aglow International, which describes itself as “apostolic voice bringing a biblical perspective to the governmental, economic and social issues of our time.”
The ministry is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The Monroe group has been around for eight years.
Daniels said the group is open to men and women, but the group consists mostly of women. She describes it as a fellowship group that meets monthly to hear different speakers or engage in community projects.
Monroe Aglow has an ongoing project, dubbed Wheels in Motion, in which members adopt a local cause and collect supplies or in-kind donations. This month’s organization is Redeeming Joy, a ministry that provides safe places for survivors of sex trafficking.
Monroe Aglow has supported causes such as House of Pearls, Turning Point Ministries and Help Crisis Pregnancy Center, as well as companies such as Carolinas HealthCare System Union and Carillon Assisted Living Center. They’ve also held outreach events around Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The group is preparing to visit the Brookdale Weddington Park Assisted Living Center next month to play games and make hats for residents.
Want to learn more?
Monroe Aglow hosts a human trafficking awareness event 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at Fire Station No. 4 (community room), 3903 Old Charlotte Hwy., Monroe. Visit www.monroeaglow.org to learn more about the organization.