Child Rescue Association Needs Your Help To Rescue More Children
Jess Larsen of Child Rescue Association is working to rescue children from an unimaginable life as victims of sex trafficking. He is raising money on MobileCause. Recently, I caught up with Jess to learn more about the effort; here’s what he told me:
What is the social benefit you hope to achieve with or through your crowdfunding campaign?
Child Rescue Association of North America is working to eradicate child sexual exploitation by rescuing 2 million exploited and trafficked children–one at a time if necessary.
Our current campaign will fund a rescue mission happening in Latin America this week. Child Rescue and our partner, Breaking Chains, expect to rescue 15 or more kids being held as sex slaves, some of them as young as 11 years old.
How much money are you hoping to raise and why? How much have you raised so far?
Our hope is to raise $22,900 for this rescue mission, which will be used to cover all of the operational expenses of the mission, including airfare for our rescue team, setup for the sting operation, covert surveillance equipment, “purchasing” of the children, and existing costs for in-country victims aftercare.
Over $21,000 has already been raised for this mission, so we need to raise an additional $1,000+ in the next day or two. Any excess funds raised through this campaign will go to future rescue operations. YOU can help save kids from sex slavery!
Whom are you trying to help with your project and why?
This is a chance for us to bring freedom, both spiritual and physical, to these young children. We’ve seen pictures of the girls who are waiting to be rescued. Just seeing their faces gives us that much more determination to protect them from harm.
Many kids being trafficked as sex slaves come from backgrounds of poverty, and may have been lured into slavery through promises of work, physical force and threats of violence or death, emotional manipulation, being sold by their own family, or a combination of those factors.
We’re working with the Federal Government of the country where the mission is taking place, and these operations will be official police actions. Right now, local law enforcement, Child Rescue, and Breaking Chains are preparing for a full tactical takedown by the government special forces, and you can help.
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