GJ Man to Make Climb in Nepal for Human Trafficking Victims
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- A Grand Junction business man is preparing to make a very special mountain climb in Nepal, to raise both funds and awareness for human trafficking.
Year ago Marc Maurer met some victims of human trafficking when we was visiting Nepal for the first time. He says it really brought into focus the real life human aspect of what's going on.
Maurer says that human trafficking is at an all time high and that people need to see it more than just as a statistic.
“We need to begin to understand that these are real people and what they have to go through,” said Maurer, amateur mountaineer. “They're abducting often times. They're coerced most of the time, and then forced into these kinds of conditions. They have been left out for human trash. It’s a tragedy that we have to do something about.”
Maurer will be climbing the world's highest trekking peak to raise money for the cause.
If you would like to donate, you can find more information at Beyondthegiant.org or call 216-8567.
Maurer plans to leave for this climb on October 3rd.