Set Free, a faith-based nonprofit headquartered in Greenville, announced July 28 it rescued 792 enslaved children from a slate mine in South Asia on June 6.
Following the rescue, the organization has reunited 331 children with their families, and its team is continuing to work toward reuniting as many children with their families as possible. For those who cannot return to their families, Set Free plans to work with local pastors and volunteers to ensure they receive care and support, the nonprofit said in a statement.
“Thanks to the incredible work of our team and our partners, we have been able to free 4,102 children from slavery this year alone,” said Set Free CEO Sarah Kelley. “We know our mission is big, and these numbers show that we’re making an impact. We are eternally grateful to our donors. Their support makes these rescues possible.”
Set Free will also host its annual gala at the Greenville Convention Center on Sept. 29. Funds raised from this event will be used to support the nonprofit’s mission to give fresh water, provide medical aid, prevent child slavery, rescue children and plant churches in places such as Sierra Leone, Liberia and India.
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