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‘Opening Umbrellas’ to Intercept Trafficking (Murray UMW)

Posted January 25, 2016

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Submitted by Nancy Doty
Communications Coordinator, Murray UMW

Image: UMW of Murray First
Members of the UMW at First UMC in Murray, Ky. join the national UMW campaign to bring awareness to human trafficking. (Photo credit: Debbie Batteiger)

The United Methodist Women (UMW) at First United Methodist Church in Murray, Kentucky are ‘opening their umbrellas’ to participate in the United Methodist Women’s ‘Umbrella Defense’ to Intercept the Traffickers photo campaign to raise awareness of human trafficking. Human trafficking is the second largest criminal industry in the United States. And, the Super Bowl, taking place Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Levi's® Stadium in Santa Clara, California increases the likelihood of where human trafficking can occur. We are joining a virtual line of defense around the stadium to prevent and protect those who may be victimized.

What is an “umbrella” defense? It is named after the football defensive play created by New York Giants coach, Steve Owen. The innovative formation (it was 1950) enabled the Giants to shut out the then-formidable Cleveland Browns. (source: http://www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/intercept)

For More Information

Visit the UMW website at http://www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/intercept.