Superior teen holding fundraiser to help human trafficking victims

Alejandra Palacios
Updated: January 23, 2021 07:19 PM
Created: January 23, 2021 04:11 PM

A Superior teen is on a mission to help human trafficking victims by holding an online fundraiser she hopes the community can get involved with.

During Human Trafficking Awareness Month,16-year-old Mackenzie Cook made a fundraiser to support trafficking victims and organizations helping them.

Her goal is to raise $3,000 by Jan. 31 and is asking the community to help the cause. Cook explains why this effort is so important.

"Human trafficking happens everywhere. It's not just in big cities. It's here in Superior, in Duluth. It could happen you. It's not just to women, it's to men and children and you just have to be aware of it," said Cook.

The money raised will go directly to CASDA in Superior. They provide supportive services to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and trafficking victims.

To donate to the fundraiser, click here.

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