During a 2-hour site seeing break from meetings in DC a few weeks ago, I stumbled upon the FDR Memorial by happenstance as I journeyed between the Jefferson and MLK Jr. Memorials. While there, I was struck by several FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt quotes, but one in particular inspired me and rings true all these years later.
In 1932, in the midst of many national challenges, FDR said, “In these days of difficulty, we Americans everywhere must and shall choose the path of social justice…the path of faith, the path of hope, and the path of love toward our fellow man.”
As I reflected upon these words and all that Hagar is trying to accomplish in this world, I took comfort in our pursuit of social justice…our commitment to bringing hope and healing to survivors of trafficking, exploitation and abuse; to change systems to help prevent others from becoming victims; and to empower other organizations to provide the highest quality of trauma recovery possible to the benefit of survivors and their families.
Even in the midst of geo-political and social challenges in many countries where Hagar works, and the high numbers of those in need of services, we find comfort knowing that Hagar, on its path of faith, is offering hope and love to those who desperately need it. This path is a personal path…it has many survivor names and faces en route, each of their recovery stories motivating staff and supporters to continue on this journey toward a world free and healed from the trauma of slavery, trafficking and abuse.
Join us as we continue to promote justice for Hagar’s 1100+ clients on their oath to finding hope, experiencing love, and knowing that there is a global team of advocates surrounding them on their journey. Please consider making a contribution of $25, $50, $100 or a gift of any size to help Hagar continue being an expert in trauma recovery in Central and Southeast Asia. We appreciate your thoughtful support.