All Hours Plumbing Helps Stop Sex Trafficking at the Red Dress Dinner
2019 has been an incredible year for All Hours Plumbing. Not only have we helped hundreds of homeowners throughout the state, but we are continuing our work with local charities. This year we once again participated in The Red Dress Dinner. Put on by women for a local charity, the Red Dress Dinner is an annual fundraising event that boosts local interest in charity work that impacts women in our community. This year, the event raised money in an effort to help stop human trafficking. Not only is human trafficking a major issue facing modern-day society, but it is at an all-time high, according to Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes.
Along with its effects around the state, sex trafficking is known as modern-day slavery. The International Labor Organization even estimates that it affects 40.3 million victims globally, with hundreds of thousands in the United States. In 2018, there were 76 confirmed cases of human trafficking in Utah and over 100 more unvalidated cases. Fifty-three of those confirmed cases were for sex trafficking, with 49 of these being women. Sex trafficking is an international crime that has grown into a tragic global problem that affects more people than you would ever realize, but it is also rampant in Utah.
While the numbers show how deeply affected our community is by sex trafficking, it doesn’t account for unreported cases. Imagine how many women, men, and children we can prevent from becoming victims. The Red Dress Dinner helped raise awareness and donations to fight sex trafficking.
All Hours Plumbing participated in the Red Dress Dinner and SHEROES United to help end human trafficking. These efforts will go towards funding a project that will develop training for local hotels, motels, and even the TSA airport security on how to spot and stop human trafficking.
During the event, a raffle/ auction helped raise funds. Participants purchased raffle tickets throughout the evening. While the event has passed, you can still donate to the cause by contacting [email protected].
We had such an incredible time dressing up and enjoying a fun night out while raising funds for a local cause. If you would like to get involved in future events, then please learn more about next year’s Red Dress Dinner. That way, you can leave the boys at home and grab your best gal for a girl’s night out, too.
Photos Include: Kelly Carter, Stacey Clayton, Melanie Sloane, Tanisha Willardson, Megan Clayton, Denyse Mose, Ashlie Walred, Shirley Savage, Jill Savage