Human trafficking is one of the fastest-growing criminal enterprises in the world and millions of its victims are children. Since its founding in 2013, Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.) has rescued more than 3100 children and assisted in the arrests of thousands of traffickers around the globe.
Led by founder Timothy Ballard, O.U.R. deploys undercover operatives, many of whom are former CIA or Navy SEALS, to help dismantle organizations, facilitate arrests, recover children, and then ensure that stable, nurturing environments and support services are available to help the victims heal and assimilate. As O.U.R. representatives explain, “These children’s lives will never be the same. Their innocence has been stolen and they need help to readjust to a better world.”
Fulcrum Partners Senior Vice President, Monte Harrick along with his wife Melanie and son Kade, are part of the Los Angeles area O.U.R. awareness and fundraising initiatives, supporting this significant cause.
…Because every child has a right to be safe and loved.
“Safety and security don’t just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear.” – Nelson Mandela
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