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The Bremen Rotary Club hosted its annual Public Servant Appreciation Day with an invitation to the county and city police chiefs, sheriffs, fire chiefs and 911 managers, among others.  

 

The club invited State Senator Mike Crane from Newnan to speak about a passion of his family -- human trafficking.  His daughter, Caitlin Crane, has started a 501(c)(3) organization called 'Just 1' (ending slavery one life at a time) and had sung a song for Rotary's District Conference in April in Destin, Florida.  She sang that song "Break the Chains" again to the Bremen Rotary Club and talked about the issue of human trafficking.  Each year 1.2 million children are coerced or even abducted for illicit purposes and over 5,000 children per year are either abducted or coerced in Atlanta alone.  Atlanta is a main hub for human trafficking.  Senator Crane also talked about the human compass being off center because without demand, there would be no need for a supply of human beings - some being as young at 7 years old.  Some parents have even sold their children into slavery, knowingly or unknowingly.

The club wishes to thank Gene Vineyard for his efforts in bringing such a diverse program to our club.