Red Thread Music’s summer tour of awareness has officially kicked off.
We made a stop in Ft. Worth at the 2nd Annual Traffick Jam benefit show at the Grotto and were warmly welcomed by the Eucatastrophe church staff that was already sporting their bracelets. We were able to speak about trafficking and received an enthusiastic post-speech response involving a “Yeah, get those traffickers!” and, after one band’s shout-out, members of the audience pop-corned facts about Red Thread shouting “They’re only 3 dollars!” and “They’re handmade!” as they pumped their Red Thread laden fists in the air.
We also did a presentation for CNN Freedom Project’s paper airplane challenge. Tripp Mathis, our host for the evening, had paper airplanes littered across the premisis for people to write trafficking statistics and letters to the victims on. We took a couple photos to submit.
By the end of the night, the place felt like home. We had a pretty wide range in audiences and were able to have some good conversations about trafficking while meeting some good folks at the Mosaic Family Services that run a safe house in Dallas. The proceeds from the show went to benefit the work they are doing.
Yesterday we made it to Arkansas and headed on to Nashville today. We’re going to talk to some boutique owners tomorrow about carrying us in their stores and hopefully catch a few shows before heading to Kentucky.
We’ve been blessed with really smooth travel so far, and my car has held up well despite the weight of the merch. If you’re in our path, feel free to lighten the load 🙂 and pray that we continue to have safe travels.