about us

 

 

One life at a time, we’re ending sexual slavery around the world.

 

Everyday we work to rescue and restore women and children who are suffering in slavery. With your help, we can stop the cycle of exploitation and create freedom for all.

Our faith in Jesus motivates us to act on behalf of people who are exploited. We believe we are called to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly. Read our statement of faith.

 

 

LOCAL PARTNERS

We are fighting slavery through the most effective means possible—our Local Partners. Our Local Partners share our vision for a world without slavery and bring a unique understanding of their own cultures and the challenges within their communities.

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OPERATIONAL MODEL

Ending slavery isn’t simple or easy, so we are addressing it on every possible front: rescuing and restoring victims, preventing and protecting vulnerable communities, and educating and engaging the public to disrupt the demand for slavery.

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FINANCE

Money has the power to enslave people, but it also has the power to set people free. We’ve seen your donations change lives, so we’re committed to using every dollar to its fullest potential. Rescue:Freedom is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit.

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Our Mission: We exist to empower the rescue and restoration of those in sexual slavery and to prevent exploitation.

 

Our Founder’s Story

Rescue:Freedom’s founder, Jeremy Vallerand, was on a trip to India in 2008 when he saw something that changed his life forever. He was taken to the red light district in Mumbai where hundreds of girls were being bought and sold as sex slaves. He was completely overwhelmed by the exploitation he witnessed. The next day, he was taken to a safe home where women and children rescued from the red light district were receiving care and recovering from the trauma of their former life. Jeremy expected lifeless eyes and a sterile environment. Instead, he was met with people who were full of life and joy and took pride in their new surroundings. Jeremy saw the contrast between exploitation and freedom and was determined to do something about slavery.

That summer, Jeremy made plans to climb Mount Rainier, the highest peak in Washington state. He realized he could use his mountaineering expedition as a fundraiser to fight slavery. Jeremy shared his vision with his climbing friends, and together they formed Climb for Captives. The group set a goal of raising $14,411, a dollar for every foot of elevation of Mount Rainier. The group successfully summited Mount Rainier and surpassed their fundraising goal. Jeremy still wanted to do more.

Over the next few years, he and a group of friends joined together to dream about what it would look like to build an organization that could fight slavery around the world. In 2012, Rescue:Freedom was born. Since then, Rescue:Freedom has impacted the lives of over 49,000 people worldwide. Today, Jeremy serves as President & CEO of Rescue:Freedom and encourages people to use their passions to fight slavery.

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