HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Two cyclists from the Midwest made a stopover in Hattiesburg Thursday, as part of a journey across the country to bring attention to the subject of human trafficking in the U.S.
Jennifer Krussow of Minnesota and Georgia Rose of North Dakota left San Diego, California in January headed for St. Augustine, Florida.
They're trying to increase awareness of human trafficking and speaking to local residents about services available for victims.
"I know the trip, mostly for me, is talking to people along the way, and not just in group settings or news stories, but it's people in towns," said Krussow. "And there hasn't been a town we've gone through that people haven't known something (about human trafficking) in their area," she said.
"Responses have been varied, but mostly positive, especially in the border states with Mexico," said Rose. "They've been very aware, even to the point of which towns are more likely to have problems," she said.
Krussow and Rose leave for the Gulf Coast Friday.
They plan on ending their trip during the first week of March.
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