Fight Against Human Trafficking
The Florida Beer Wholesalers Association (FBWA) has joined the National Beer Wholesalers Association and the Office of the Attorney General on a campaign to educate employees and increase vigilance to the signs of human trafficking in their communities. The campaign will inform employees on common warning signs, as well as encourage them to report any suspicious behaviors in an effort to bring awareness to human trafficking and the increased activity that usually surrounds major events like the Super Bowl.
“With over 8,000 employees working with tens of thousands of retailers every week, it was important to our members to complete this training, especially with the Super Bowl happening in Tampa this weekend,” said Mitch Rubin, executive director of the FBWA. “We’re proud to join the attorney general in bringing awareness to human trafficking, and will continue remaining vigilant in our communities statewide to do our part to stop it.”
Members have provided employees with training materials including video training with an introduction by Attorney General Ashley Moody, as well as initiated one-on-one conversations and launched community-wide awareness campaigns. Employees have also been equipped with the contact information for the National Human Trafficking Hotline.
If you see suspicious activity, please contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline at (888) 373–7888 or 233733 (BEFREE) as a text.