This event is being organized by the awesome team members of the local chapter of Operation Underground Railroad.
We exist to bring to light the darkness that is child sex trafficking. We are local members of the community who have come together for one purpose... to end this modern day slavery. We believe every child deserves someone to fight for their rights and their freedom.
Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to end child trafficking. Child trafficking is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world with victims estimated at nearly two million children worldwide, which includes 244,000 in the U.S. Our founder, and CEO, Tim Ballard, felt something more needed to be done. He left his job working for the U.S. Government and started O.U.R. The organization is comprised of undercover teams of former CIA and Navy Seal Special Ops personnel who rescue children throughout the world who are being held against their will and forced into inconceivable circumstances. In 2017 alone, O.U.R. performed 52 rescue missions, arresting 211 traffickers and rescuing 400 victims internationally. O.U.R. also helps domestically by providing trainings and monetary contributions to local law enforcement. Our own Mesa police department has been a recipient of funding from this organization.