Last month, a very special fundraiser took place in Southern California at the home of Jenny Evans. Check out this video that gives you an inside look into the beautiful evening that included Tim Ballard & O.U.R. Ambassador, Brooke White.
The Caribbean – 5 Minors Rescued – 1 Trafficker Arrested It was obvious right from the very beginning that the suspected trafficker was greedy, ambitious, and inexperienced. And it was ultimately, what led to her downfall and the rescue of five girls between the ages of 14 and 17. Operation Underground Railroad had initially come to this lush Caribbean country at the invitation of the American Embassy […]
By Monique Derr – Her mind raced as the modeling agent urged her to lift her dress higher. She was alone in the room. It did not feel right, but she wanted so badly to make a good impression and get the photo shoot job. Perhaps she was just being too cowardly? Maybe this was how it was supposed to work? “Higher,” he said, as he circled her with […]
Help O.U.R. earn $25,000 – it costs you nothing! So many of our great supporters have wondered how else they can support our cause. We’ve got great news: now, you can actively make a difference and support Operation Underground Railroad in your every day life in a new way. We’re thrilled to announce our new partnership with Loftii. When you shop using Loftii, up to 5% of your online purchases […]
If you live in Utah, there’s a great and easy way for you to help support Operation Underground Railroad. Come work out with O.U.R. jump team members at CrossFit O.U.R. in Draper, Utah. Coach Drew Rykert will get you in shape in no time at all, and who knows, maybe you’ll even get to go on a rescue mission. O.U.R. founder and CEO Tim Ballard personally chose Rykert […]
By Caleb Larkin – Twelve-year-old Rocco Cooper, from Dallas, in an ultimate show of selflessness, gave up what most boys his age think about more than anything else: birthday presents. Cooper decided that for his twelfth birthday party on May 14th, 2016, instead of asking for presents, he would ask his friends to come with a receipt for their donation to Operation Underground Railroad. He was ecstatic at the […]
This is a story about “Alicia,” a victim of child trafficking rescued by O.U.R. in a Latin American country in early 2015. Currently on her long road to recovery, she is facing the ups and downs of psychological challenges common to trafficking survivors who had to endure months or years of rape and other physical and emotional abuse. Many of these survivors are unable to regain the life that […]
Last month in Thailand, O.U.R. was invited by the FBI to participate in their Responding to Victims of Human Trafficking training, put on by the FBI’s Office of Victims Assistance. The goal of this training is to set a standard across the board in which governments, local police, NGOs and social workers can operate on victim centered investigations and victim identification. But what does this mean? In almost every case […]
Click the link below to check out this recent interview done by O.U.R. Founder, Tim Ballard http://kutv.com/features/person-2-person/person-2-person-tim-ballard
Watch this video of O.U.R. Jump Team Member, Dutch Turley explain why he is an Abolitionist.