Venue: Rock Canyon Studios , Provo Ut IT WILL ALSO BE WEBCAST LIVE, LINK HERE:
This campaign we hope to be extremely impact, as we will have a trafficking survivor speaking. Lisa Bautista, born and raised in Provo and later moving to Salt Lake City during High School, was first introduced into the underground world of human trafficking at the tender age of 13. Her story is powerful. Her answers and insight will inspire you to do more for this great evil in our world, and sadly, in our very own State of Utah.
In her own words , "It is Time To Stand, It is Time To Speak Out about this and DO something. "We are honored to have her.
Mark Stott, Co-Founder of Operation Underground Railroad
The Honorable Todd Weiler- Utah State Senator, District 23.
Todd is the Chief Sponsor of S.C.R.9- The Concurrent Resolution on the Public Health , declaring pornography a public health crisis. With this resolution now in place, it acts as a springboard for which laws can be changed and made. http://le.utah.gov/~2016/bills/static/SCR009.html This can be incredibly powerful for anti-human trafficking efforts!
Haelly Kirk, Presidents and Founder of Humans Against Trafficking at Utah Valley University speak for a few minutes and
And to top off the event, we have some pretty awesome musicians who have given of their time for this cause!
I do also want to give a big shout out to Gaynor Brunson, owner of Rock Canyon Studios, who is hosting this event and giving of all his time and consideration for this cause as well!
Nathan Osmond : This singer-songwriter is no stranger to the business. Nearly his entire life has been dedicated to writing and performing music. He's recently opened for Chris Young, Carrie Underwood, Clay Walker, Lonestar, Martina McBride, and others. He is actively involved with Children's Miracle Network (a foundation started by his grandmother), Autism Speaks and Operation Smile. He believes in giving back, and we are so excited for his talent and generosity with this event for Operation Underground Railroad.
Madilyn Paige: A singer and performer from Provo, Utah at age 16 auditioned for The Voice singing David Guetta's "Titanium", turning Shakira and Usher's chairs in season 6 of The Voice. She remained in the Top 20 for that Season! She also released her debut album with Shadow Mountain Records on February 2, 2015! Check it out, here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/madilyn-paige/id956620973
Jhonny K: Jhonny K and his Krew have been together for 2 years. They have recorded two studio albums with " Christmas Angels " and award winning album " Long Way Home." They have performed for UPROAR Rock Festival, First Annual SLC Comic Con, Sundance 2012&2013, and were asked to play twice in 2015 at HP events. They have opened for Royal Bliss, Alex Boye, and American Hitman ( from America's got Talent ) and more private gigs.
Maddie Wilson: Has spent the last few years traveling to Nashville, co-writing, performing, and growing as an artist. Her new album " Lightning Strikes" was produced and recorded in Nashville by the amazing Brandon Metcalf. Her album lives up to its name, speaking bold and powerful words. Maddie Wilson and Madilyn Paige have done several breathtaking covers together.
Benjamin Gale: Studied violin performance at music composition at Iowa State University and has performed throughout the US and Europe. He was recently a featured vocal and violin soloist at the Conference Center Theater production of The Prodigal Son and is currently scoring the music for the documentary series http://https://www.facebook.com/OURTimetoRescue/
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posted: 2016-05-12 13:39:51
The first fundraiser event , Time To Rescue, was organized in May of 2015 , and in the end we had
35 local businesses and around 200 community volunteers. Hosted by Legends Vintage Motorcycles. Doug Osmond, VP of Development, spoke briefly on behalf of Operation Underground Railroad. This was a community event, with entertainment from local choirs, bands, magicians, fiddlers, etc. This event raised a total of a little more than $7,000! Not only did we hold an event, but we brought our community together. It was so successful, it has inspired me to continue planning fundraisers as my time and the opportunities come !