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Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:13 PM

Chinese forced labor camp worker puts haunting note pleading for help into box of Kmart decorations [View all]

This amazing story was on the front page of the Oregonian newspaper this morning. It gives me the chills thinking about this desperate person basically working as a slave taking the risk to ask for help from the person who happens to wind up with that particular box of Halloween decorations in the United States ...

http://www.oregonlive.com/happy-valley/index.ssf/2012/12/halloween_decorations_carry_ha.html

The letter came in a box of Halloween decorations purchased at Kmart, but for a year Julie Keith never knew. It gathered dust in her storage, a haunting plea for help hidden among artificial skeletons, tombstones and spider webs.

Keith, a 42-year-old vehicle donation manager at a southeast Portland Goodwill, at one point considered donating the unopened $29.99 Kmart graveyard kit. It was one of those accumulated items you never need and easily forget. But on a Sunday afternoon in October, Keith pulled the orange and black box from storage. She intended to decorate her home in Damascus for her daughter's fifth birthday, just days before Halloween.

She ripped open the box and threw aside the cellophane.

That's when Keith found it. Scribbled onto paper and folded into eighths, the letter was tucked between two Styrofoam headstones.


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