Meet Our Volunteers… These smiling faces belong to the big hearts and helping hands working to end the threat and trauma of child sex trafficking. Want to join in? Contact us here. Meet Araminta Superstar Volunteer Christina! Why I Volunteer: I believe in helping young people and sur-thrivers find, develop and operate in their gifts, talents, and passions.Fun Fact About Me: I’m a preacher, actress, writer and educator.Thank you for your service, Christina! Meet Araminta Superstar Volunteer Lorrie! Why I Volunteer: Any service contribution Great or Small is Making A Significant Difference Toward Eradicating Human Sex Trafficking! Favorite comfort show: Hallmark Movies. Thank you, Lorrie, for your service!! Meet Araminta Superstar Volunteer Sharon! Why I Volunteer: I connect to the Vision and Mission of Araminta. Although I have not had a personal encounter, I care deeply for those who are victims and those who are marginalized for any reason. I have chosen to devote my time and energy because a very dear extended family member was trafficked. I want to join in the cause to help break this cycle of abuse and help end this social injustice that negatively impacts lives. Special Talent: entertaining. I love a good gathering of family and friends mixed with strangers in my garden. I love setting a romantic, family fun or sports table-scape and mingling with the crowd as we enjoy each others company. We have formed some of the most exciting “extended family” circles. Thank you, Sharon, for your service! Meet Araminta Superstar Volunteer Maribeth! Why I Volunteer: Giving time and energy to Araminta is a way to make a difference for those that have been impacted by sex trafficking. I pray that any amount I can contribute will make a difference to someone and give them hope. Favorite Comfort Food: Fried Chicken, peas, Mashed potatoes and gravy. Thank you for your service, Maribeth! Meet Araminta Superstar Volunteer Victor! Why I Volunteer: Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ – Matthew 22:37-39 Favorite Comfort Food: Spicy Korean kimchi stew (called kimchi jigae). Thank you for your service, Victor! Meet Araminta Superstar Volunteer Joseph! Why I Volunteer: Slavery is still alive in the United States. It is the utmost form of bullying and complete disregard for human life. It must be stopped; victims should be supported to heal and perpetrators must be brought to justice. Favorite Comfort Food: Pasta – I grew up in an Italian family and know how to make egg noodles by hand. There’s nothing like making pasta from fresh eggs from a neighbor’s coop, with a savory sauce you made from tomatoes in your own garden. Life doesn’t get much better than that. Thank you, Joseph, for your service! Meet Araminta Superstar Volunteer Kametra! Why I Volunteer: I’m passionate and glad I get to partner and support Araminta’s mission to providing restorative services for survivors. Special Talent: I’m really good at coloring. Thank you, Kametra, for your service! Meet Araminta Superstar Volunteer Josh! Why I Volunteer: Volunteering gives me a sense of purpose. Araminta allows me to be a part of a community that’s dedicated to helping people who are trying to overcome serious life traumas and reclaim their lives. My church has helped me through some of my own personal struggles and I discovered Araminta through them. Volunteering gives me a sense of purpose. And can help counteract the effects of stress, depression and anxiety. I’m thankful for the training and opportunities to build on my own confidence and social skills. Fun Fact About Me: Initially, I went to school for game art and design with a background in fine arts and went into studying anatomy and fitness working as a physical therapist assistant and just started instructing group exercise classes. Thank you, Josh, for your service! Meet Araminta Superstar Volunteer Vinitra! Why I Volunteer: I grew up in India and knew about human trafficking cases in developing countries but did not realize the issues in Western countries. One student and an author of the book “In my Backyard”, Nita Belles gave a presentation about Human Trafficking in the U.S. about ten years ago. I was very shocked to hear about it. Through my church website I found information about the Araminta organization and started volunteering as an advocate. I enjoy working with Araminta staff. Special Talent: I love to do quilting. Thank you, Vinita, for your service! Meet Araminta Superstar Volunteer Shay! Why I Volunteer: To not only be a part of the battle to end trafficking, but to serve those affected by human trafficking and domestic violence. Fun Fact About Me: according to family and friends, when I have a brain fog, I tend to tap my nose to help me out of it. Thank you, Shay, for your service! Meet Araminta Superstar Volunteer Melinda! Why I Volunteer: I feel like I have a purpose and want to give of myself. My Favorite Song: Apple Bottom Jeans The beat makes me happy, want to sing and dance I feel like I can go with the rhythm and the flow. Thank you, Melinda, for your service! Meet Araminta Superstar Volunteer Josephine! Why I Volunteer: Araminta’s vision of rescuing and setting people free is worthy of my time, energy and devotion. My Favorite Comfort-Binge TV Show: Food Network Baking Championships Thank you, Josephine, for your service! Meet Araminta Superstar Volunteer Theresa! Why I Volunteer: The collective community can only end Human Trafficking. I am apart of the collective community of this world . One of my God given assignments is to serve the marginalized citizens of the world community and that is why I choose to give my time and energy to Araminta. My Favorite Comfort-Binge TV Show: I enjoy watching Judge Judy crash through the poor excuses people give for breaking the law and therefore making them think and come clean . Her show is comedic energy for me but with a lawful spend. Thank you, Theresa, for your service! Meet Araminta Superstar Volunteer Patty! Why I Volunteer: Sharing the Hope and Light of Jesus is the greatest source of healing. Favorite Podcast: The 10-minute Bible Hour Thank you, Patty, for your service! Meet Araminta Superstar Volunteer Pam! Why I Volunteer: After I became aware of the extent of child sex trafficking throughout the world, I was looking for a way to be involved in protecting children. Learning about Araminta’s mission during a DAR meeting felt like a good fit in which I could have a local impact. I have found volunteering with Araminta has given me the opportunity to educate others about this issue and support survivors. My Favorite Song: Dancing Queen by ABBA. I’ve already told my family that they better play that song at my wake and make sure everyone is dancing! Thank you, Pam, for your service! Meet Araminta Superstar Volunteer Beverly! Why I Volunteer: Give my energy into working on laws that will protect victims of trafficking by making calls, sending emails to Legislators when bills are due and need their support. My personal philosophy is ” GOD bought me to Araminta and HE has an assignment that HE wants me to fulfill. Fun Fact About Me: I am a Certified Running Coach and I still compete in local 5k races with ladies who are in my age group which I call The Big Kids Club * those of us who are 70 years of age and above 🙂 Thank you, Beverly, for your service!