HOUSTON, TX – In the U.S., 20 percent of human trafficking victims will travel through Houston every year. Headquartered in Houston, Twin Eagle, a wholesale energy marketing and midstream company, decided to educate its employees about the horrors of human trafficking in the communities where Twin Eagle is located.
Twin Eagle selected Truckers Against Trafficking as one of its charitable partners for the 2016 year. Over the last quarter, more than 400 employees have received their Truckers Against Trafficking training certification, which was created to inform members of the trucking industry and other travelers of the basic issues involved in human trafficking, and a summary of ways individuals can help. In addition, the Twin Eagle team has raised over $22,000 dollars through Company matching and individual fundraising efforts.
“From the day we founded Twin Eagle, we have strived for our organization to have a culture of serving others and giving back to the community,” said Griff Jones, Twin Eagle’s Chief Executive Officer. “Each quarter, our charitable giving team selects an organization to support and we felt that human trafficking was an issue that was prevalent across all our locations. Truckers Against Trafficking is an incredible organization that works tirelessly to educate and spread awareness about ways to help fight human trafficking.”
Twin Eagle will host a private event with the Freedom Drivers Project (FDP) mobile exhibit on Wednesday, March 23 from 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. This is a first-of-its-kind mobile exhibit that is used to educate members of the trucking industry and general public about the realities of domestic sex trafficking and how the trucking industry can help to combat it. From its outside wrap, to the climate controlled interior, the trailer features a multimedia experience that provides many with their first glimpse into human trafficking, as well as simple steps anyone can take to help fight it.
About Twin Eagle Resource Management, LLC
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Twin Eagle provides midstream energy and wholesale energy services focused on creating value for our customers throughout North America. Twin Eagle was founded in 2010 and has since grown to more than 500 energy professionals under the Twin Eagle name, all committed to serving clients with a customer-driven focus and cross-commodity approach. Through its Wholesale business unit, Twin Eagle is a leader in the wholesale marketing of energy-related commodities including natural gas, power, and environmental products and services. Through its Midstream business unit, named Twin Eagle Midstream, Twin Eagle owns and operates crude oil and frac sand logistical assets and provides related marketing of crude oil and natural gas liquids. For more information, visit twineagle.com.
About Truckers Against Trafficking
Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) is a 501(c)3 that exists to educate, equip, empower and mobilize members of the trucking and travel plaza industry to combat domestic sex trafficking. For more information on Truckers Against Trafficking, visit www.truckersagainsttrafficking.com. People suspecting trafficking should call the National Hotline number of 1-(888)-373-7888.