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Salvation Army in Orange County earns recognition for anti-trafficking efforts

In 2015, The Salvation Army’s Orange County Anti-Trafficking Services Program served a total of 125 individuals

By Kevin White –

Left to Right: Salvation Army Orange County Anti-Trafficking Services representatives Captain Stacy Cross, Stephanie Taylor and Priscilla Santos with Dr. Sandra Morgan, Director for Vanguard University’s Global Center for Women and Justice; and Vanguard University President Michael J. Beals.

Left to Right: Salvation Army Orange County Anti-Trafficking Services representatives Captain Stacy Cross, Stephanie Taylor and Priscilla Santos with Dr. Sandra Morgan, Director for Vanguard University’s Global Center for Women and Justice; and Vanguard University President Michael J. Beals.

The Salvation Army of Orange County was recently honored for its work against human trafficking, earning the Diamond Award from Vanguard University’s Global Center for Women and Justice.

The “Outstanding Organization” recognition was presented at the annual Priceless Luncheon to End Human Trafficking at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach, Calif. The event welcomed over 350 supporters and anti-human trafficking advocates to honor survivors and community members for their commitments to promote justice and combat human trafficking. The program also served as an opportunity to educate attendees about the issue of human trafficking. Special guests included United States Congressman Ed Royce, California State Senator John Moorlach, Laguna Niguel Mayor Laurie Davies, and Newport Beach Mayor Diane Dixon.

“We are honored by the tremendous community support shown at this year’s Priceless Luncheon to End Human Trafficking,” said Dr. Sandra Morgan, Director of Vanguard University’s Global Center for Women and Justice. “Each year, this event is an example of the intersection of joy and justice. We celebrate the community’s support with joy for they are providing the resources that will serve the most vulnerable and provide justice.”

In 2015, The Salvation Army’s Orange County Anti-Trafficking Services Program served a total of 125 individuals through crisis intervention, emergency shelter, comprehensive case management and other support services.

“What a privilege it was to represent The Salvation Army and our Anti-Trafficking program at this event,” said Captain Stacy Cross, The Salvation Army Orange County Coordinator. “We are indeed honored to receive this recognition and look forward to continuing our efforts and collaborations in promoting social justice and combating human trafficking.”

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