Love Lex146, a New Organization on Campus

 

This week I sat down with one of the University of Kentucky’s newest organizations, Love Lex 146, for a one-on-one interview. When I heard of their program and what they do, I was immediately drew in and I knew my readers would be too.

 

Her Campus: “So tell me, what is the mission of this program?”

 

Love Lex146: “Our mission is to educate the campus and community on the issue of human trafficking and to raise money for the cause. Love is the foundation of our motivation.”

 

 

Her Campus: “Can students still get involved or join? How?”

 

Love Lex146: “Yes! We accept students at any time. We have meetings once a month (September 5th, October 3rd, November 7th and December 5th) at 7:30 p.m. in Whitehall room 238. Anyone can stop by and learn more about not only human trafficking but what we are doing as an organization specifically. Also feel free to email [email protected] to be put on our mailing list or follow us on Facebook or OrgSync (both pages are called LoveLex146).”

 

 

Her Campus: “How do you plan on carrying out your mission?”

 

Love Lex146: “We are a brand new organization on campus so this year will kind of be a trial run for us to see what works best to educate others and raise money for the cause. Our goals are to have multiple community service and fundraising events throughout the year. During our community service events, we will do things like volunteer at organizations dealing with human trafficking in the area or work with Love146 and put their education materials in local motels and truck stops. For fundraising events, we are planning to have events like bake sales or an educational human trafficking movie nights to raise money forLove146 specifically. Our ideas are a work in progress and our Executive Board would love to hear anyone's specific ideas at our meetings!”

 

 

Her Campus: “Why do students need to be aware of this? Is it a problem somewhere else or possibly here?”

 

Love Lex146: “Human Trafficking is a huge issue that effects the entire world. The Philippines has an estimated 100,000 children in the sex industry, human trafficking has been reported in every single state in the U.S., and around 21 million people are affected by the issue today. Human Trafficking is a billion dollar industry worldwide and seems to be a topic that not many people talk about. We need to put a end to human trafficking.”

 

 

Her Campus: “How can people contact you? Do you have a website?”

 

Love Lex146: “Email: [email protected], Facebook: www.facebook.com/LoveLex146, OrgSync: Log in with your Link Blue username and password and search LoveLex146.”

 

 

If you are interested in this organization or know someone who would be, check out their contact info and check out the home base’s website at https://love146.org/.

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