“I have seen the face of modern-day slavery,
and it is every bit as outrageous as the slavery
of Abraham Lincoln’s day in the 1800s.”
– O.U.R. Founder Tim Ballard
2 million children are being trafficked as sex slaves around the world today.
I didn't know. I really didn't know.... OR maybe I did know and I just put it in the far back corner of my mind and held my children tight each night.
As I have learned more about this, I haven't been able to sleep well. I kept feeling like I wanted to do something to help. But what can one person do to help with this HUGE, horrific problem? I felt overwhelmed and powerless.
Then I learned about Operation Underground Railroad about a year ago. Tim Ballard is the Founder and CEO of Operation Underground Railroad. For 12 years he worked for the CIA and Homeland Security taking down child traffickers with a connection to the United States. In 2013 he started Operation Underground Railroad so that his team could go after child predators and traffickers regardless of whether or not they are U.S. citizens. They rescue children being trafficked as sex slaves! Over 230 of those 2 million were rescued this past year.
Modern Day Underground Railroad
As a family, we became Modern Day Abolitionists and started donating monthly to Operation Underground Railroad but I kept feeling like I wanted to do more. So, I decided to start this campaign, It Only Takes One, to spread awareness of Operation Underground Railroad and their cause to save child sex slaves around the world . I am only one person, but all it takes is one to change the world.
The stories of child trafficking are shocking. Children all over the world are ensnared in the horrors of human trafficking. We can change that. Join our campaign today. You can help--check out these video clips and see the ideas below on how you can help.