A 5-Year-Old’s Wish to Help “Real-Life” Superheroes

A 5-Year-Old’s Wish to Help “Real-Life” Superheroes

  Five-year-old Benji asked for two things for his birthday: 1.     A hug from each of his friends 2.     His own “Superhero Run” Not only did he just want these two things, this sweet young boy asked for no presents. He wanted to support the real-life superheroes instead. As Benji’s parents helped him plan his birthday race, they had many conversations with him about superheroes. Benji’s parents explained to him that there are many real-life superheroes. They discussed firefighters, police…

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9 Ways to Shine YOUR Light Against Trafficking

9 Ways to Shine YOUR Light Against Trafficking

  As Tim Ballard often states, there is a scientific principle that says darkness cannot exist where there is light. By shining OUR light every day, we can outshine the darkness of human trafficking. This holiday season, we want to focus on how exactly we can shine our light in our daily lives. Below are just a few ways to spark some ideas for you to implement in your own life. We can end child trafficking together! 1.     Talk about…

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Two Pittsburgh Steelers will Rep O.U.R. at Monday’s Game

Two Pittsburgh Steelers will Rep O.U.R. at Monday’s Game

Two players from the Pittsburgh Steelers, Ben Roethlisberger and Jordan Berry, will be wearing special O.U.R. cleats during this Monday’s game to support the fight against child trafficking. Each player on the team will be representing a cause as a part of the “My Cause, My Cleats” initiative. Jordan Berry, the Steeler’s kicker, decided to paint his own shoes. “I only did the one on my plant foot,” said Berry. “I don’t want to mess my kicking foot too much….

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6 Ways to Give on Giving Tuesday

6 Ways to Give on Giving Tuesday

  Giving Tuesday is coming up on November 28th and there are opportunities for everyone to be involved! Here are six simple ways to give and support O.U.R. Aftercare. Donations made to O.U.R. on Giving Tuesday will be matched up to $20,000, thanks to generous donors!    1. Exclusive O.U.R. T-Shirt Donate $50 or more between November 27-28 through our store website to receive an exclusive O.U.R. T-Shirt handmade by a survivor. You will only receive a shirt by donating…

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Prayer Request: Sandra

Prayer Request: Sandra

“Sandra” could use your prayers today. She will give her testimony, video and written, to the district attorney’s lawyer about the abuse she suffered in the past. These days are never fun for the children and it leaves them having to remember things they would like to not remember. Pray she will be strong, and truthful and comfortable in speaking boldly. We believe that a victim should never have to testify in front of their abuser or at trial. They…

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Survivor Spotlight: What is your Dream?

Survivor Spotlight: What is your Dream?

What is your dream? If the next stranger you saw asked you that question, what would you say? Maybe at some time in your life you could answer right away and maybe some of you would need some time to think about it. This is the story of one young survivor that without hesitation knew exactly what her dream was and that she was going to do everything she could to see it become a reality.  Some of you might…

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High School Lacrosse Team Signs on at CrossFit O.U.R.

High School Lacrosse Team Signs on at CrossFit O.U.R.

Herriman High School Lacrosse Coach Steve Haymond and his team recently signed on with CrossFit O.U.R. in Utah. Coach Haymond had been working with his friend Anna for eight months to find a gym that would fit their needs. After looking into signing on with CrossFit O.U.R., he determined that the gym would be a great fit for his team and would help them towards their goal of becoming a Top 3 lacrosse program in the state of Utah. Coach Haymond,…

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Survivor Spotlight: Giselle’s Escape from Trafficking

Survivor Spotlight: Giselle’s Escape from Trafficking

* This story was transcribed from an audio recording. The story is told by Mariana, the executive director of an aftercare home. How it Began “The victim is named Giselle, and when she was 22 she used to go to a Zumba class. It’s a public class with older people. She met this guy who [kept] watching her. She thought he was, physically [speaking], horrible – not handsome at all at all. This guy was showing a lot of interest…

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3 Creative YOURrescue Campaigns

3 Creative YOURrescue Campaigns

Many of you may be familiar with our platform YOURrescue, where volunteers all over the world can create their own campaigns in their local communities to benefit Operation Underground Railroad. Over 200 fundraisers have been completed so far, bringing in over $718,000. We are so grateful for the dedication and hard work from each volunteer who organizes these projects; we know it is not an easy task to plan and execute a fundraiser! It is inspiring to see how people…

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OPERATION NET NANNY NO. 9

OPERATION NET NANNY NO. 9

    Twenty-one child sexual predators were arrested in the recent Net Nanny Operation in Washington, which is part of an ongoing series of “Net Nanny” operations conducted by the Washington State Patrol. The first Net Nanny operation originated in Kitsap County in August 2015, and eight operations have been executed since. This ongoing series of undercover “Net Nanny” operations has resulted in a total of 135 arrests throughout the State of Washington. In addition, over twenty-two at risk and…

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