Dozens of volunteers handed out bars of soap to Columbus motels on Sunday in hopes of stopping human trafficking.
The bars come with a message and a phone number to the national human trafficking hotline 1-888-373-7888.
Antoinette Bowman was among the more than two dozen volunteers who drove to 73 motels in Dublin, Westerville, Columbus and Hilliard to spread the message about human trafficking.
"When I heard about human trafficking I just couldn't stand by and watch it happen," said Bowman.
The groups says Ohio ranks 5th in the nation when it comes to the number of human trafficking victims.
The group encourages hotels to put the bars of soap in guest bathrooms as a way to alert a victim there are people who can help them.
"When the girl is trafficked and she goes into the motel into the restroom, She peels that label off then she hides it in her shoe or wherever until she is safe enough to call And then she gets rescued," said Jeanette Bradley, who runs Save our Adolescents from Prostitution, or SOAP.
Bradley tells 10tv she was trafficked at the age of 33.
This is the 4th year of the soap campaign.
While volunteers don't believe a bar of soap will wash away this criminal enterprise for good, they hope it will make one girl take the first step to leave the human trafficking world behind.
"I think I just feel like these girls don't have anywhere to go. They don't have a say and they don't have anyone to talk to," volunteer Antoinette Bowman said.