BE THE KEY 2017-09-01T13:39:59+00:00

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Human trafficking is said to be the largest growing criminal activity in the world. It is quickly becoming more lucrative than drug sales, simply because the product traffickers sell is not a consumable product. When a trafficker sells a girl, he can sell her again, and again, and again. It is easy to see how human sex trafficking has become a multibillion dollar industry.

While most people assume those who fall victim to such heinous crimes are from third world countries, reality shows many of the victims come from our own cities and neighborhoods.

There are varying statistics as to how many people are sexually exploited in the United States. While there’s no way to verify statistics due to the nature of the crime, the estimations available are staggering and cause us to feel helpless to do anything to stop it, but we’re not.

We need to educate ourselves on the issue and then share what we learn.
We need to step in to the fight in some way, large or small.

BE THE KEY

Symbols and phrases are often used to identify organizations. We wanted whatever we chose at Rescuing Hope to have depth and meaning to it. Keys are used to unlock things: doors, windows, and boxes, but also potential, hopes and dreams. When something is said to be key in a situation, it means it is important, critical, necessary.

In the fight against sex trafficking, people – those in the fight full time and volunteers – are the key to releasing the captives, helping them see they have value and worth, helping them go from victim to survivor to thriver. People are the key to funding the work, spreading the word, and ending this heinous crime once and for all.

I’m needed. You’re needed. We’re all needed if we’re going to win the war against sexual exploitation. The choice is yours. Will you offer your time, talents and resources to the fight? Will you engage? Will you Be the Key?

WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU SERVE AS PART OF RESCUING HOPE AND YOU CAN DO SO BY FILLING OUT OUR VOLUNTEER FORM!

VOLUNTEER

We also recognize you may find a connection with another organization. Below is a sampling of organizations fighting this issue on the front lines. Whether you’re interested in the fight for tougher penalties for traffickers and purchasers or looking for a way to invest in rescued girls, there’s a place for you.

Click on any of the organizations below to find out how you can be a key!