The Firekeepers Human Trafficking Awareness Program is continuing its efforts to raise human trafficking awareness. Over the past year, the program has been working to combat human trafficking in its casino and hotel. The program provides training to employees on how to spot and report possible human trafficking.
Two directors of the program met with the Michigan Human Trafficking Commission to discuss their continued efforts. Sam Abdo is one of the directors of the program. He has been working on the program since human trafficking was brought to his attention in 2013. He says awareness is key when combating human trafficking.
“There’s so many people out there still today as I take it outside the casino and continue to try and contribute to help with the awareness and the raising the awareness,” he said. “It’s amazing how many people still don’t know. So, we’ve got a pretty big task.”