Annual Barbecue, Bluegrass & Brew Fundraiser to be Held Virtually on Oct. 9

2020 Virtual Barbecue, Bluegrass & Brew fundraiser logo. Source: NC Stop Human Trafficking
2020 Virtual Barbecue, Bluegrass & Brew fundraiser logo. Source: NC Stop Human Trafficking

By Kay Whatley, Editor

The annual fundraiser for NC Stop Human Trafficking will be held virtually this year. The third-annual Barbecue, Bluegrass & Brew event is scheduled for Friday, October 9, 2020, starting at 7pm, and will be broadcast live via YouTube and Facebook.

Funds raised via donations will be used by NC Stop Human Trafficking for its educational programs, provided year-round to social workers, agencies, other nonprofits, and members of the public. The organization’s its four core actions are:

  • Educate
  • Collaborate
  • Advocate
  • Fair Trading

Sadly, human trafficking is widespread in North Carolina and the work this nonprofit does to raise awareness is crucial to wiping out the scourge of trafficking statewide. Throughout the pandemic, this nonprofit’s training programs have moved from in-person to virtual, ensuring their programs continued unabated.

Interested in learning how you can recognize, and help end, human trafficking in North Carolina? See upcoming online educational programs here.

Be sure to tune into YouTube or Facebook for the live fundraiser on Friday, October 9, 2020, 7-9pm, and donate what you can to support NC Stop Human Trafficking in their important work.

For more details, including musician bios (live music!) and local businesses supporting this event through sponsorships, visit The virtual fundraiser will include agencies and community partners, a special guest speaker, and acknowledgement of the NC Stop Human Trafficking anniversary of 10 years helping the community.

In 2018 and 2019, the fundraiser was held at Pitt County venues, with food and beverages available. This year, online viewers are encouraged to provide their own local brews and barbecue/snacks as they enjoy the virtual concert. The hope is to hold an in-person fundraiser again in 2021.

Source: NC Stop Human Trafficking
Source: NC Stop Human Trafficking



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