We raised funds to pay the salary and expenses for a female national crisis care worker in India to work with The Exodus Road’s teams to meet the immediate needs of the sex trafficking survivors, help them as they give their testimony to police, and give them comfort during the process. | May, 2021 – India
WHY this MATTERS …
The actual rescue missions are often very traumatic for the girls. This is a vital and tangible way to say, “We are with you … You are not alone”, and to compassionately companion our sisters who have been bought, sold, abused, and enslaved.
The lives of many people I love have been greatly impacted by human trafficking. This is a dark, dangerous, and desperate reality. It leaves no corner of our world untouched. I want to standTALL with and for them, for justice and freedom for all of our sisters and brothers around the world. I want to invite you to join us, because when you do, I believe that the lights of your life turn on in a mysterious – and deeply tangible way. It feels good to love and care for others. We don’t always know what to do amidst the great pain and needs in our world … but THIS is one thing that we CAN do, together.
Human trafficking is a significant global issue today. Many people don’t realize that there are more modern day slaves today than at any other point in human history – some estimates are at 40 million people affected. These are some of the most forgotten and oftentimes abused people in our world today. To date, The Exodus Road has gathered evidence, provided investigative data and technology to directly support local police in the arrests of nearly 600 traffickers and helped rescue nearly 1500 survivors.
ABOUT The Exodus Road …
The Exodus Road (TER) is an organization specializing in human trafficking rescue.
TER is a nonprofit which helps find and free slaves through strategic action and ordinary people.
TER empowers rescue for current victims of human trafficking, equips nationals to fight slavery in their own communities, and encourages effective collaboration among practitioners.
“Setting people free is more than a job; it’s a mission. Right now, somewhere in this world, a person is being sold in slavery for another person’s gain. Our mission is to bring them home. Join us to empower more stories of rescue; one story at a time, one life at a time.” -TER
OUTPOURING of Thankfulness …
This 1-minute video is a BIG THANK YOU from Exodus Road co-founder, Laura Parker.
CREATIVE ways to CONTINUE to support this organization …
DONATE to The Exodus Road
- $10,000 would help The Exodus Road purchase a vehicle in India for their “Search + Rescue” operatives – a greatly needed item right now.
- On average $1000 covers the cost of one operation which can rescue anywhere from one survivor to many, depending on the situation and location. All donations made to this fund will be used for their “Search + Rescue” program.
Get creative … a few ideas …
- COLLABORATE! …FORM A TEAM on GoFundMe and help us raise funds for a special occasion or celebration … or just because you want to! (Contact Sarah Davison-Tracy for info or to set your team up.)
- ASK FOR A DONATION to be made as a gift for your next birthday … GIVE a gift in honor of someone you love for an upcoming holiday or celebration.
- CHECK OUT this article for an inspired action guide, including a movie list and human trafficking resources created just for you.
- WATCH … My deeply inspiring and informative conversation with Laura Parker, co-founder of The Exodus Road.
FINANCIAL details …
Donations were made to The Exodus Road (TER). 100% of the funds raised through this campaign were disbursed directly to fund this project. TER is a US 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit. Funds were donated from around the world via facebook, GoFundMe, Venmo, and personal checks. Donations were 100% tax-deductible for US donors.
BE an EVERYDAY PHILANTHROPIST …
As part of our call to all to be an everyday philanthropist, each month we spotlight a project or program in the world. Our partner’s focus is in at least one of these five categories: human rights, education, health, community emergencies, and art-activism. We are blessed with a huge pool of changemakers in our community – so there is never a lack of trusted organizations with whom to partner.
This sort of “everyday philanthropy” is about an unrestrained generosity rooted in the reality of your everyday life. Generosity feels good. It is part of your purpose on the planet. It finds ways to share with others the treasure trove of whatever you have and whatever you love. It makes a difference with your small and large acts alike … living with a commitment and connection to your sisters and brothers near and far. Explore and discover your unique – right here and now – calling to be an everyday philanthropist today.
I get it: These stories and the very invitation to give and to BE philanthropists isn’t always comfortable. Or easy. Sometimes it’s the world’s pain pricking our hearts that wakes us up to see – and say yes! – to our destiny.
So, today and together, let’s dispute the suggestion that philanthropy is an exclusive club only for those deemed wealthy. Today and together, let’s dispute that the only thing that matters and makes a difference is giving in “big” ways. The movement that will be unleashed when we live as generously unrestrained philanthropists WILL light up the world.
You are loved.
We belong to each other.
Let’s standTALL together and light up the world!
xo, -Sarah Davison-Tracy, Seeds of Exchange