World Series bet between churches will benefit victims of sex trafficking

Oct 22, 2013

The leaders of the Episcopal cathedrals in Boston and St. Louis are using the World Series matchup between the Red Sox and the Cardinals to combat prostitution and sex trafficking in the United States.

Until the start of Game One on Wednesday, Christ Church Cathedral in St. Louis and St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral in Boston will be collecting online donations. The money in the pot will go to a non-profit in the winning city that helps victims of sex trafficking.

The dean of Christ Church in St. Louis, Mike Kinman, says it would be nice to win the money. But he says it’s just as important to make people more aware of the problem.

"Any time that we can start to put a human face on prostitution, on sex trafficking, and let people know that these are not women who have chosen a lifestyle but women who because of their histories of abuse are really trapped in a system,” Kinman said.

Kinman says St. Louis is in the top ten cities for human trafficking.