Convenience store program helps stop human trafficking

HELENA, Mont.- A new program seeks to help victims of trafficking or kidnapping.

Bryce Ackart, manager of the Helena Zip-Trip, said convenience stores are at the front lines for helping human trafficking victims and spotting their captors.

The “More than Convenience, We Care” program has only been in place less than six months, but officials in the company say several stores have reported helping victims.

“If we can help out our community, the better it’s going to be for everyone involved,” Ackart said.