PHOENIX - Members of Victory Outreach Church gathered in Downtown Phoenix today to raise awareness of sex trafficking in the Valley and let women know there is a way out.
Hundreds marched down Van Buren Street Saturday morning as part of "Operation Code Red." The church group wants to let people know they are there to hep.
Women whose lives were almost destroyed by trafficking were among the demonstrators.
"I'm now looking at my son coming back into my life. I'm getting myself together physically, mentally, emotionally and I thank Jesus so much, and I thank Victory Outreach for being there for me when I needed help," said Jasmine Sticka, a victim of sex trafficking.
All this week, members of the church will go into some of the Valley's neighborhoods that have been hardest hit by drugs and crime. They said they'll offer help and resources for those looking for a way out.