The long awaited and much anticipated Grand Opening of the new Tenacity store in Milford took place this morning. The Tenacity owners, Genise and Eric Horsley, use the motto “Shop With Purpose” for the store and plan to donate a portion of the proceeds from each sale to two charities that they have taken to heart – The Milford chapter of the Northwest Oakland Abolitionist Hub, which is part of the Michigan Abolitionist Project or MAP; and they will also be supporting Hope Centers of Grace in Pontiac.
Genise and Eric have long been stalwart supporters of local charity causes in the Milford area, but they have taken as a more personal cause the Human Trafficking problem in Michigan and in the Detroit area in particular. Michigan is the number two human trafficking state in the entire U.S., due in part to its location close to an international border. Here is a short uTube video on the Human Trafficking issue.
Genise and Eric wanted me to mention that there is an important event coming up on October 19th – The Welcome Home Gala (Hope Against Trafficking), which will raise money to enable the Hope Against Trafficking organization to buy a number of safe houses in the Pontiac area for girls and women who have been rescued from captivity. They will be there and hope that you can attend, too.
There’s a very good possibility that someone whom you see often is a victim of human trafficking and you just don’t recognize how to spot it. I’ve posted a guideline from the hopeagainsttrafficking.org web site to help you recognizing that someone is being kept as a slave by a human trafficker – Identifying a victim.
So, take some time today to stop by Tenacity and take advantage of their Grand Opening special prices. You’ll be helping with the fight against human trafficking, too. You still have lots of time. They are open today until 8 PM. Say hi to Genise and Eric and thank them for their support of this great cause.
There is also an event coming up next Monday for men only at the Milford Knights of Columbus Lodge at 212 Union St. Mr. Mel Braggett, Founder and Director of Night Angels, will talk about how men can help with this problems of human trafficking. The human trafficking problem is not just a women’s problem and sometimes men get frustrated when they start to understand the nature and the sized of the problem. Maybe this event will help with that frustration and anger.