NEW PALESTINE — On the back of the bright yellow T-shirt is a chain with the lock undone. Inside the chain is written the phrase, “God has a plan to bring justice to the world, and his plan is us.”
The “us” referred to in the saying is a group of Hancock County teens who want to do their part to bring awareness to human trafficking, an industry said to affect 27 million people worldwide.
The students are working together to coordinate the “Walk-Run-4-Freedom” event to benefit the Rapha House, an international organization that provides care for young women and children who are recovering from being enslaved.
Taylor Zimmerman, 15, of Greenfield, first saw the saying the group has now adopted for the event in a book she was reading about human trafficking, called “Terrify No More.” She thought the quote would work perfectly with a Park Chapel Christian Church group effort to bring awareness to the issue.
The Walk-Run-4-Freedom will take place along the Pennsy Trail in Greenfield, just behind the courthouse plaza, on Sept. 21.