I wanted to take a break from talking about our travels as a family to share a charity that I care about called Operation Underground Railroad. This is what they do according to their website:
Since being founded in December 2013 we’ve gathered the world’s experts in extraction operations and in anti-child trafficking efforts to bring an end to child slavery. O.U.R.’s Underground Jump Team consists of former CIA, Navy SEALs, and Special Ops operatives that lead coordinated identification and extraction efforts.
Once victims are rescued, a comprehensive process involving justice for the perpetrators and recovery and rehabilitation for the survivors begins.
It is time for private citizens and organizations to rise up and help. It is our duty as a free and blessed people.
This is probably an uncomfortable topic for a lot of us to think about but I think it is necessary to be uncomfortable. This organization goes out and arrests sex traffickers and rescues their victims. In the time since they have started they have rescued 436 victims and assisted in the arrest of 136 traffickers.
Marisa and I have had the opportunity to talk to the founder of this organization and some of the people who have participated in the rescues and they are very inspiring. I can’t think of a better organization to consider helping.
I know that there are a lot of worthy places to donate money, but I would ask you to consider in your heart if this is something that you would be willing to help with. This link shows you the many ways you can help. You can donate, start a fundraiser, volunteer to help, or even get your employer to support the organization. One of the easiest ways to help is by setting up a monthly donation. Please consider what you can do to help remove the scourge of child sex trafficking and slavery from this world.