Teen's walk to Nashville raises more than $30,000 to combat human trafficking

Lindsey Yoder (WZTV)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Lindsey Yoder is only 14, but making strides to combat human trafficking by walking 300 miles to raise money for Hope for Justice.

" I watched the movie "Priceless" and it has a lot to do with human trafficking and it broke my heart to see that happening to men and women all around the world. So, I did a lot of praying."

The teen says God told her to walk...and she did. Starting in her Illinois hometown to the Hope for Justice U.S. office in Nashville.

Co-founder of Hope for Justice and Christian music artist Natalie Grant surprised Yoder on the final leg.

Yoder did her part on Saturday by crossing that finish line and raising at least $34,000.

In an unrelated event today, Brentwood Baptist held an anti-trafficking training session to equip the public to effectively address the growing issue.

Asleigh Chapman, Alliance for Freedom, Restoration & Justice president, says, "We've got to come up with a complex solution to fight it and that is going to require everyone."

FOX 17 Reporter Mikayla Lewis will have the story on FOX 17 News @ 9pm (after MLB).

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