Musicians took the stage in Green Bay Friday to fight human trafficking.

The “You Are Loved” benefit concert urged community members to be aware of trafficking that is happening in our area.

It was a night filled with music but also inspiration.

Inspiring songs and words one would want to hear at an event centered around finding hope.

“I’m able to use music to bring hope to other people and inspire them to stand up and be strong in their walk, their faith, every day struggles, no matter what they’re going through,” says musician J.P. Lane.

Lane is also a purple heart veteran and double amputee.

He talks about his experience losing both of his legs with a light-hearted candor, but he takes a different tone when talking about human trafficking.

“It’s pretty disheartening to see that it’s happening especially close to home and so we’re just doing our part to help it disappear.”

It’s for that reason so many local organizations set up shop to raise awareness and money for the millions of people sold around the world, especially here at home.

“I think the biggest thing is people just don’t realize that it’s happening here in our backyard,says Alyssa Guba. “Wisconsin is actually one of the biggest states that we see human trafficking is an issue, so we just wanna really want to bring that to light.”

“I hope tonight that people are a little more awaken about what’s going on around their neighborhoods and truly seek the organizations who provide help and finances so that we can completely wipe away human trafficking,” says Lane.

The Brown County Sheriff’s Office and representatives from “Eye Heart World” were also there to speak about their work to combat human trafficking.

All proceeds raised Friday go toward anti-human trafficking organizations.