July 22, 2020
Last night I was mindlessly scrolling through Facebook when I saw a post from a friend of mine. She had shared a YouTube link to a video interview with Tim Ballard, who, at the time, I didn't realize was head of Operation Underground Railroad. I had seen his face a few times this past week as I scrolled past other posts friends had shared, but I didn't take the time to read them. I figured I had a pretty good idea of what sex trafficking was all about. Plus, my kids don't have any need for social media internet safety yet since they don't and won't have a Facebook or Instagram accounts for many more years.
I started watching this interview on YouTube (linked here and at bottom of this page) of Tim Ballard from The Candace Owens Show and I was in tears! Wow was I wrong and so uneducated on the issue of sex trafficking! I had no idea what I was in for to begin with, but I was absolutely floored by what I learned. I finished the 38 minute video clip and I was ready to find EVERY "bad guy" exploiting these children! I was ready to go undercover with Tim Ballard and literally save these kids. I was ready to adopt any and all of these children who have been rescued and need a safe home.
When I woke up this morning I shared all the stories and things I'd learned to my husband. I told him he MUST watch the interview that fueled my fire. I shared with him my passion to end child sex trafficking. I explained to him my concerns about protecting my own children. And how I was ready to go conquer the world! Then it hit me... how?
So this afternoon I have been doing more research and discovered just how I can help - yes, little ol' me can help make a difference! AND I have decided that we (BohoDrift) are also joining the fight!
July 30, 2020 is WORLD DAY AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS! We (BohoDrift) have decided to DONATE 30% of all our revenue from that day to O.U.R.! You can also donate directly to the cause on their website too! There are so many other ways you can participate on that day too: local rallies, 5k's, etc. Visit ourrescue.org to find event locations near you.
You can help ANY time by purchasing apparel on their website, watching and sharing informational awareness videos, apply to adopt a rescued child, volunteer, etc. This is just the beginning my friends! Check out all the ways you can help on ourrescue.org.
This one is my fight, and I hope you'll take it on as your fight too! This is real, this is evil and these are children who desperately need our help!
Please visit ourrescue.org for more information or to donate. I am not sponsored by or related to Operation Underground Railroad, and I have NOT been asked by them or anyone else to do this blog post; it's ALL MY true personal feelings on the issue.
-Paige, BohoDrift Owner