Hi my name is Kara from @gustolovesnono and I use my platform to increase awareness of and fight against child sex trafficking, I want to tell you a story and then after I want to hear from you!
I want to tell you a story.....
In 2010, a young Haitian boy named Gardy was kidnapped while at church by a man his
family knew...then THE earthquake hit Haiti, and the authorities were overwhelmed, leaving the parents alone to search, having the entire extended family die in that earthquake. Three years went by, the father walking the worst parts of Port Au Prince, hoping to hear his son’s cry...that’s when a former CIA and DHS special agent heard of Gardy’s story and got involved by flying down to Haiti to meet with the father, who has never given up the search. From that meeting and the desire to take action O.U.R. Rescue was founded and Gardy was their FIRST mission.
Operation Voodoo Doll was launched into the illicit orphanage that trafficked Gardy, they did rescue 28 children in that sting operation....while that is great news, the founder of O.U.R had to walk outside that sting and tell the father, his precious son was already sold. Do you know what this father’s response was? “...don’t you realize what just happened? 28 kids have been rescued...if Gardy had not been kidnapped, your team would never have come down here and those kids would still be in captivity!” That next day, Gardy’s father went to the police station “to raise those kids who were just rescued in my son’s name”...he went home with 8 children and O.U.R rescue still searches for Gardy today.
I want to SHOCK you....
-There are more people enslaved today than any other time in the history of the world...even when slavery was legal
-There are 30 million slaves in the world, 10 million of those are children
I want to make this PERSONAL to Americans...
-17,500 women and children are trafficked into the US every year
-Americans are the #1 producer and consumer of child pornography
-On average, a trafficked child is victimized 5.4 times per day in the US
-“Liliana”, a 13 year old from Central American, was trafficked into the US. She was taken to New York City, where she was raped by American men 30-40 times per day.
I want to make you AWARE...
-“Predators no longer lurk in chat rooms, they use the apps our children use.” Senator Marsha Blackburn on Snapchat, Instagram and more
-A woman who lived in a million dollar home, in a very wealthy community...she was sexually abused as a child and felt that it was a part of life. So, she sold her 13 year old daughter for money.
I want to foster HOPE...
-O.U.R has rescued 3,800 victims and arrested 2,100 traffickers
-O.U.R has partnered to rescue more than 10,000 survivors who were enslaved, exploited or at risk
-In the first half of 2020, 383 survivors rescued, 271 predators arrested by OUR rescue in the US
I want you to take ACTION...
-donate to O.U.R rescue at ourrescue.org
-Join the Fight, get trained on the signs of trafficking course , https://ourrescue.org/training
-Become a Abolitionist , https://my.ourrescue.org/products/DONATE-RECURRING/willyoucometoourrescue
We have such power within us to make a difference, in our families, in our communities, in our careers, in our consumer choices, and in our own lives....please join me in this fight, to protect those who are weak, those who are vulnerable, those who need love....please BE AN ABOLITIONIST!!!!
With Great Humility and Love,
RISE UP FUNDRAISER
We are excited to have Carey Deza of Black Wagon Boutique and Sheena Coleman of Green Hearts Pink Boutique join us in our effort to raise money and awareness to rise up and fight to end Child Trafficking.
As a mother and human, we cannot turn a blind eye to this. It is happening in our World, Country, and Community! These children do not have a voice, we need to be their voice, every child deserves a voice.
Please consider making a tax deductible donation.
Many thanks and much appreciation,