The rise in sex trafficking is alarming, and it’s happening in places you wouldn’t expect, such as relatively low-crime suburban areas. Add in big ticket events like a Super Bowl, and the numbers skyrocket.

A new organization called Citizens Against Sex Trafficking (C.A.S.T.), in a spirit of community collaboration within Washington county, Minnesota, and started by five people, two of whom are NL Moore & Associates team members, is committed to stopping commercial sexual exploitation.

C.A.S.T. is committed to pursuing positive change through raising public awareness, fostering the education and supporting the restoration of freedom for victims.

C.A.S.T. has an exciting event coming up on Sunday, January 28, and if you live in Minnesota, and would like to learn more about how to help, please consider attending the fundraiser from 5-6:30 p.m. at Oak Marsh Golf Course. Go to and click on events to register, donate or learn more. These efforts matter. It’s a great cause! Great event! Thank you John and Ruth Ann Larson!

If you don’t live in Minnesota, but would like to learn more about their efforts or to donate go to