One of my favorite quotes by Rev. Martin Luther King says, “Only light can drive out the darkness.” Unfortunately, sometimes, the more you know, the darker that darkness seems.
“Someone ought to do something about that,” we say, and we mean it. We really would help if we could.
Me too! I totally get it.
Matt and I found out a couple of years ago that in our city, young girls are being bought and sold as sex slaves. At first, my mind wouldn’t even go there. I couldn’t comprehend what we were being told. What did they mean, “sex slaves”? How could that possibly even be thing?
Soon, though, I realized human trafficking was and is a reality. Yes, even in Spokane.
The couple who told us about it took action. Aaron and Bindi Tilbury were the right people for the job. Not only did they have the “calling,” they had the smarts to organize, advertise, and go all out to rescue and help the children who had been enslaved, some for years, and help them transition into a new life.
We watched in awe as The Jonah Project went from horrified moral outrage to fully-formed, doing-the-work, getting-it-done reality. Aaron and Bindi also discovered that, all across America, a new underground railroad is being pieced together by like-minded people.
Here in Spokane, light is beginning to drive out the darkness. The Jonah Project now has homes in which to house rescued teens to help them get on their feet, access much-needed counseling, and connect them with either their own families or a willing family.
There is much more to be done, but, at least someone is doing something about it, and you can help. The houses have an ongoing need for the simplest of things that help enormously with this complex undertaking.
EvoReal has teamed up with The Jonah Project to make it easy for our community of friends and neighbors to donate much needed supplies from now until December 10th.
Two Simple Steps to Donate Online 1. Click this link to theAmazon wishlist. 2. Buy items on the list. (Choose “EvoReal Gift Registry Address” for shipping.)
If you are “old school,” please feel free to drop off any donations of cash or supplies, (see the list below) at our EvoReal office is located at 1414 W Garland #100.
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"My husband and I were house hunting, starting out without a realtor. We came across a house being sold by EvoReal, so we called the list agent to get more info. A couple days later we received a call from Jennifer, the selling agent from that company. We talked for about 20 minutes about the house, short sales, and the process of buying a house. This was all information we knew nothing about. We set an appointment to look at the house with Jennifer, and she even planned out a couple more houses for us to look at in the area. We quickly formed a connection, and asked Jen to be our realtor. From the get-go she was so professional, friendly, specific to our needs, and hard working to find us the perfect house. I know she spent hours doing research, making phone calls and appointments, and taking time during the week to show us houses. Even when we got frustrated, she kept us positive, and wouldn't give up until we were satisfied. She was never pushy, and never pressured us into going faster than we wanted in the process. Finally we found our house, and she never once complained when we wanted to look at the house several times just to "make sure." Jen became a friend to us, and we enjoyed our evenings driving around Spokane, looking at houses and getting to know each other. She was there every single step of the way, and I don't know how we could have done it without her. I would beyond a doubt recommend her to anybody that is looking to buy a house, first time, or not. She will work hard to make you happy! We are so glad that fate brought us together.
August 17th, 2012"