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The WellHouse receives FBIs Director's Community Leadership Award

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FBI Birmingham has named its recipient of the 2013 Director's Community Leadership Award.

The WellHouse was awarded the honor, Thursday.

The organization provides assistance to victims of human trafficking.

In the two-and-a-half years The WellHouse has been up and running, more than 100 women have been assisted or rescued.

Executive Director, Tajuan McCarty says it has been and always will be a joint effort.

"We have massive support," McCarty said. "We have federal, local and state law enforcement and so many pastors and churches that support us and people that just love us. So...we're not alone."

In April, McCarty will travel to Washington D.C., where the Director of the FBI, James Comey, will present her with a formal award. 

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