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Support Jenny Williamson and Courage Worldwide: Vote Nov. 3-21

11/10/2014 08:10PM ● Published by Brenna McGowan

Granite Bay resident Jenny Williamson has been selected as one of the 2014 Women of Worth honorees by L’Oréal Paris for her outstanding work with Courage Worldwide, an international volunteer organization that builds homes for children rescued out of sex trafficking.

Williamson is one of 10 women from across the country to receive the prestigious Women of Worth award this year in acknowledgment of her charitable efforts and perseverance in making a difference in the community.

As a 2014 Women of Worth honoree, Williamson will receive $10,000 for her charitable cause and will be acknowledged at a distinguished awards ceremony hosted by L’Oréal Paris on Dec. 2 in New York.  Support Williamson and her cause by voting now through Nov. 21 for her to become the National Honoree and recipient of an additional $25,000.  Cast your vote daily at WomenofWorth.com by using your email address or Facebook login to log-on and vote for an honoree.

Williamson will also be featured on L’Oréal Paris’ social channels on Nov. 12.  Vote through:

  • L’Oréal Paris’ Facebook by clicking “Like” on the post and photo about your favorite Woman of Worth 
  • L’Oréal Paris’ Twitter by re-tweeting the tweet about the Woman of Worth you support

“I am truly honored to be recognized as one of the 2014 Women of Worth and so grateful that L’Oréal Paris is shining a light on the important issue of human sex trafficking which is happening in our own backyards,” Williamson said. “I hope that my work to rescue and provide a safe refuge for victims of human trafficking and the stories of the other Women of Worth will inspire others to fight for change and make a difference.”

“Each year, we are moved and inspired by the thousands of powerful stories we receive through the Women of Worth nomination process. These women are wielding their passion to make an incredible impact on their communities, and beyond," said L’Oréal Paris President, Karen T. Fondu. "The 2014 Women of Worth honorees are heroic, fearless and true change-makers who deserve to be celebrated, and their stories elevated, to inspire more women to make a difference in the lives of others.”

Jenny Williamson, founder of Courage Worldwide, first learned about human trafficking when she was listening to a sermon at her church. Repulsed and heartbroken by the fact that her hometown was a major hub for sex trafficking, she was determined to do something about it.
 
Williamson started Courage Worldwide with the mission to build homes for children rescued out of sex trafficking. The organization operates two homes for rescued children – one in northern California and one in Tanzania, Africa. The homes offer focused trauma therapy, an onsite school and a variety of classes so each girl is thoroughly equipped, encouraged and empowered to begin her journey of healing and restoration.

To learn more about Women of Worth, read honorees’ stories and vote for the 2014 Women of Worth National Honoree, visit WomenofWorth.com, and L’Oréal Paris on Facebook (facebook.com/lorealparis) and Twitter (twitter.com/lorealparisusa). Follow the conversation using the hashtag #WomenofWorth.

 Post information courtesy of Courage International.

 

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