Become an Abolitionist today
Culinary Butterfly is a proud supporter of Operation Underground Railroad.
As a person with a sincere love for people around the world, my passion for those in every corner of the globe runs much deeper than the food that represents their culture. And when it comes to protecting children, the most vulnerable among us, my heart overflows with compassion.
A few years ago, I became aware of Tim Ballard’s organization, O.U.R. Operation Underground Railroad. An incredible organization dedicated to rescuing children in the sex slave trade. O.U.R.’s mission is to shine a light for the world on the global epidemic of child sex trafficking, and in doing so rescue children from slavery and assist law enforcement in the prosecution of trafficking offenders. They place rescued children in safe havens providing appropriate recovery aftercare. After learning of the great work this organization does, my soul was compelled to support their efforts. If you are not yet familiar with O.U.R., let me take a moment to inspire you.
“…. I feel now that the time is come when even a woman or a child who can speak a word for freedom and humanity is bound to speak.
… I hope EVERYONE who can write will not be silent.”
Harriet Beecher Stowe - Author “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”
- Every 30 seconds, a child is sold as a sex slave.
- There is an estimated 100,000 children enslaved in the United States today.
- An enslaved child may be raped between five and ten times per night.
- Human Trafficking generates an estimated $32 billion per year
- The average cost of a child for an entire night is $300
- Human trafficking is the fastest growing international crime
- Trafficking is the third most lucrative crime in the world
- There is an estimated 35.8 million people trapped in modern slavery
Children who are caught up in sex trafficking have been lured, groomed, manipulated, and coerced. Often they don’t even realize what’s happening to them and fail to see that there is hope for a better future. Despite the harsh statistics, rescue and recovery are possible. From the moment they’re rescued, these children enter into recovery. These organizations specialize in rehabilitating children from victims to success stories. Once victims are rescued, a comprehensive process involving justice for the perpetrators and recovery and rehabilitation for the survivors begins.
Since being founded in 2013, O.U.R. has 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. These operations are always in conjunction with law enforcement throughout the world. In the past three years, O.U.R. has rescued 641 victims and assisted in the arrest of more than 275 traffickers around the world.
I hope you will join Culinary Butterfly in support of O.U.R.’s effort in ending child sex trafficking by becoming a modern day abolitionist. As little as $5 per month can help to support O.U.R.’s effort in freeing children from sex slavery. It is time for private citizens and organizations to rise up and help. It is our duty as a free and blessed people. Please visit their website for more information.
The war to rescue over 2 million children has just begun – Be Inspired.O.U.R.
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