NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB)- A woman from North Tonawanda is taking her passion for a global cause to the pavement, in hopes of raising awareness for a crippling problem: human trafficking.
According to the United Nations, 20 percent of human trafficking victims are children and almost 80 percent are sexually exploited in the process.
Rebekah Kastelin wants to bring local eyes to this international and domestic crisis.
She’s biking her way through Western New York; 250 miles in four days.
Kastelin is starting off at her home in North Tonawanda, and making a stop in Le Roy before finishing her journey in Waterloo, and then heading back home.
She’ll be camping along the way, and spreading a message: it’s all of our responsibilities to call attention to this problem.