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BUFFALO RISING

Back in March, we talked to Kelly Diane Galloway, founder of FreeTHEM Center at Project Mona’s House. At the time, Galloway was working on a project that would see her and her team embark upon a 902-mile walk, following the trail of the Underground Railroad. The effort was timed to coordinate with Juneteenth, now a federal holiday.

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SPECTRUM

 It’s been a long journey for the FreeTHEM Walkers, a group led by traveling missionary Kelly Diane Galloway. It was formed to raise awareness and collect resources to support the victims of a form of modern-day slavery: human trafficking.

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BUFFALO NEWS

Hundreds gathered in Niagara Square on Saturday to celebrate Juneteenth and focus on what many describe as modern-day slavery.

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WIVB

Juneteenth was observed for the first time as a national holiday Saturday And Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown welcomed FreeTHEM Walk participants back to the Queen City.

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WGRZ

The FreeTHEM walkers returned to Buffalo after walking over 900 miles along the Underground Railroad. The journey raised awareness about human trafficking.

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WKBW

Juneteenth is being celebrated as a federal holiday for the first time. It was 156 years ago, when federal soldiers rode to Galvaston, Texas, to inform slaves that they'd been set free more than two years after President Lincoln had signed the Emancipation.

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PATCH

This morning, Mayor Byron W. Brown joined representatives from Juneteenth of Buffalo, Buy Black Buffalo, and The FreeTHEM Walk, to announce a joint celebration for this year's Juneteenth holiday.

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13 WHAM ABC

A campaign to raise awareness about human trafficking made a stop in our area Thursday.

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SPECTRUM ROCHESTER

Kelly Diane Galloway traveled the route of the Underground Railroad from Virginia to Rochester as part of the ‘FreeTHEM Walk,’ a movement to end human trafficking.

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WGRZ

On this special edition of commUNITY, Claudine Ewing and Pete Gallivan explore and celebrate Juneteenth. What does Juneteenth mean to you?

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BOMBSHELL

How Kelly Galloway Tackles Human Trafficking Around the Globe.

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AUBURN CITIZEN

FreeTHEM Walk stops in Auburn, part of 902-mile trek to raise human trafficking awareness

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FINGERLAKES 1

Thursday morning Kelly Galloway and a group of people walking 902 miles to end human trafficking were welcomed to Auburn by Mayor Michael McQuill, City Councilor Deb McCormick and Police Chief Shawn Butler.

The 902 mile walk began May 3 in Lynchburg, VA and is call the FreeTHEM Walk.

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Auburn/Fingerlakes WAUB

Mayor Michael Quill, City Councilor Deb McCormick and Police Chief Shawn Butler were among local officials who welcomed humanitarian Kelly Galloway and a group walking 902 miles to end human trafficking in the U.S to Auburn on Thursday morning.

The 902-mile journey called The FreeTHEM Walk, kicked off on May 3 in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Spectrum Central NY

Kelly Diane Galloway does not take freedom for granted.

"I'm only the third generation in my family to not be born on a plantation," Galloway said.

With a 902-mile walk from Virginia to Buffalo as the latest example of her effort, she is devoting her life to stopping human trafficking and helping victims, calling it a modern-day slavery.

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AM BUFFALO

Humanitarian and traveling missionary Kelly Diane Galloway and a group of 11 others talked to Mel while on their 902-mile walk to end human trafficking. The journey, called The FreeTHEM Walk, travels through five east coast states to raise awareness about the crime.

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WAMC- ALBANY

For almost two months, one woman walked 902 miles to raise awareness about human trafficking. She stopped in Albany last week before finishing the trek June 19th.

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WKBW

Kelly Galloway is a traveling missionary raising awareness for human trafficking.

She and a group of activists are walking 902 miles from Virginia to Buffalo, New York. On Friday, they made their way through Albany.

Human trafficking is often referred to as modern day slavery. The walk is following the route of the Underground Railroad, visiting historic sites, and paying homage to the abolitionists who fought to end slavery.

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PETERBORO DISPATCH

Members of the FreeTHEM Walk team will arrive at 10 a.m. Monday, May 31 in Peterboro to tour the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark and the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum. 

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SYRACUSE

Auburn city officials met with humanitarian Kelly Galloway on Thursday during her walk to end human trafficking in the United States. 

Mayor Mike Quill, City Councilor Deb McCormick, Police Chief Shawn Butler and Sgt. Christine Gilsus joined the ‘FreeTHEM’ Walk, which kicked off in Lynchburg, Va. and is traveling to Buffalo. 

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ABC MARYLAND

BUCKTOWN, Md.- Nine hundred and two miles to raise awareness about human trafficking.

That’s what one group, called the FreeTHEM walkers, is aiming to do on their journey from Lynchburg, Virginia to Buffalo, New York.

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FEMI MAGAZINE

Kelly Diane Galloway is a traveling missionary and founder of RAMP Global Missions. With support from celebrities like Whoopi Goldberg, she is also the founder of Project Mona’s House, which rescues victims who have survived human trafficking. Kelly has seen the extreme need to build public awareness

RICHMOND TIMES

They hiked into Richmond with sore feet, and then it rained — minor inconveniences considering their reason for being here. Members of The FreeTHEM Walk team, 120 miles into a 900-mile trek to call attention to human trafficking, came through Richmond on Friday, having started last week in Lynchburg. 

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ABC 8 NEWS- RICHMOND

A group walking nearly 1,000 miles up the East Coast to raise awareness for human trafficking made a stop at the Lumpkin’s Slave Jail in Richmond Friday.

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One Lynchburg group is embarking on a 900-mile journey to raise awareness and funs for survivors of human trafficking.

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BLACK ENTERPRISE

Galloway’s missions and purposes to serve the hurting, unhoused, poor, and individuals who have been exploited by human tracking intertwine. The traveling missionary is linking the past and present through The Free THEM Walk.

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ABC NEWS 13

The group will follow the path of Harriet Tubman's underground railroad. They will make their way up to Buffalo New York in 40 days, stopping at a number of different historic sites in Appomattox, Richmond, Pennsylvania and New York State.

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FOX WFXR

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — A group based in Buffalo, NY is raising money and awareness about human trafficking, including in central Virginia.

The FreeTHEM Walk departed from Lynchburg on Monday,

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THE BUFFALO NEWS

Kelly Galloway is known by many as Buffalo’s own Harriet Tubman.

The Buffalo native founded RAMP Global Missions, a Christian humanitarian organization. She opened in Buffalo Project Mona’s House, a human trafficking restoration home and the Free Them Center.

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WGRZ News

WNY woman opens new drop-in center for human trafficking victims, plans to walk 902 miles to raise awareness

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WIVB NEWS

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)– A new facility in Buffalo is offering a safe space for victims of human trafficking.

Project Mona House founder, Kelly Galloway cut the ribbon on the FreeTHEM Center.

It’s located on Kensington Avenue.

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WBFO NPR

A new facility is opening in Buffalo to assist victims of human trafficking, and at-risk women and girls. At the ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday for the new FreeTHEM Center, its founder announced her next steps to raise awareness of human trafficking and exploitation will be taking along a 902-mile walking journey.

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THE CHALLENGER 

Project Mona’s House founder, Kelly Galloway will host a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1:30pm today to announce the grand opening of the FreeTHEM Center. Located at 852 Kensington Ave., it is Buffalo’s new drop-in location for women victimized by human trafficking and at-risk girls

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THE CHALLENGER

Kelly Diane Galloway  Takes Her Fight To Raise Awareness Of  Human Trafficking To Another Level With   Visionary  “FREETHEM” Walk From Virginia To Buffalo

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AMHERST BEE

Back in March 2018, Buffalo’s and the United States’ first restoration house opened, serving women 18 years or older who have been victims of human trafficking. 

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BUFFALO NEWS

That's something Kelly Galloway, a  missionary from Buffalo, has discovered. After establishing safe houses to help victims of human trafficking in South Asia and Central America, Galloway is preparing to open another in Buffalo.

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MSN NEWS

Mayor Byron W. Brown, Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes, and a crowd of supporters gathered on the steps of city hall Saturday to offer well wishes to The FreeTHEM Walk. 

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WBLK 93.7

Project Mona’s House & FreeThem Center host FreeTHEM Rally and aims to raise $1M

This past Saturday Mayor Byron W. Brown, Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes, and a crowd of supporters gathered on the steps of city hall to offer well wishes to Project Mona's House and FreeThem Center founder...

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NEWS ADVANCE

The RAMP Church International will be providing support services based out of Lynchburg to those who have overcome human trafficking, faith leaders announced this week.

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WGRZ

BUFFALO, N.Y. — There was a celebration on the steps of City Hall on Saturday as community members gathered to send off a team called the FreeTHEM Walkers.