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October 15th, 2018

O.U.R. Operations Manager Encourages Impact Summit Attendees to Unite Around a Common Cause

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.Ambrose Redmoon

475+ attendees at the Impact Summit on Saturday were encouraged to be courageous and make a greater impact. Jenni Morse, O.U.R. Operations Manager, gave a powerful keynote at the event, sharing the reality that human trafficking happens in every state in the U.S. and in every country. She encouraged attendees to unite their company, their employees and their family around a common cause, whether that’s O.U.R. or something else.

Morse shared how organizations who have united their business around Operation Underground Railroad have reported employees who are engaged at a higher rate.

Morse said, “They have a common goal and vision that is greater than themselves and greater than the work they do day in and day out. They want to succeed together much more because they know that the profit, the PR, the social media, is all going to attribute success to children who are enslaved around the world.

“What is the change you want to make? For me, it’s the children who are in brothels, who are standing in corners, who are working in dance bars and strip clubs, who are here in the U.S. sitting behind a webcam while men and women across the US and across the world live chat and direct them on what to do to their siblings or themselves for those peoples’ pleasure. These children are taken across borders, across states, and they’re doing work and things that are unimaginable. You can make a difference. You can help these children.”

O.U.R. is so grateful for everyone at the Impact Summit who learned about the cause and is joining the fight in some way. Co-founder of the Impact Summit, Julia Deaver, chose O.U.R. as the common cause for this summit to rally around. After Jenni’s speech, Deaver shared that she experienced a traumatic assault once. After realizing how scary and dark it was to experience that for a few hours and the healing she needed after that, she decided she would spend the rest of her life helping to rescue children and people whose reality is that dark and scary place.

Several other generous participants at the Impact Summit are joining the fight. James Lawrence, aka The Iron Cowboy, was a keynote speaker who completed 50 Iron Triathlons in 50 days in 50 States. He donated 100% of his book’s sales proceeds at the Summit to O.U.R.

A sponsor of the event, Do Good. Be Kind., is donating an ongoing percentage of their 2018 World Kindness Day shirt to O.U.R.

We’re so grateful for everyone who is joining the fight and choosing to rally around rescuing these children.

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