WE ARE IN THE PRESS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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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.
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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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.
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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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.
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.
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
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.
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...