Operation Underground Railroad

Operation Underground Railroad

As a mother and a human being, I was shocked to hear that human trafficking was in EVERY city in the United States and across the world. This hurts to the core to know that people treat other people as less than human. Then, I went to doTERRA’s convention and Tim Ballard, founder of Operation Underground Railroad,  told us that children as young as 9 are sold into this brutal form of slavery as sex slaves. They’re conditioned for a couple of years in many cases, then they’re considered ready for sex by age 11. For his entire speech, see the video to the right on the top.

According to do something.org, “There are approximately 20 to 30 million slaves in the world today. According to the U.S. State Department, 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders every year, of which 80% are female and half are children.”

Ark of Hope for Children says, “Child trafficking victims, whether for labor, sex or organ trafficking, come from all backgrounds, include both boys and girls. They span a wide age range from 1 to 18 years old. Sex trafficking victims up to roughly 25 years old most often started as young as 14. Children are trafficked out of, or into the United States from all regions of the world and represent a variety of different races, ethnic groups and religions. They may be brought to the U.S. legally or smuggled in.

“Trafficked children can be lured to the U.S. through the promise of school or work and promised the opportunity to send money back to their families. Children are also vulnerable to kidnappers, pimps, and professional brokers. Some children are even sold to traffickers by their families, who may or may not have an understanding of what will happen to the child. U.S. born children are also trafficked within the U.S., coming from any racial group, socio-economic background, and come from or trafficked within both city and rural areas.”

What can we do about this?

doTERRA’s Healing Hands is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization charity that contributes to Operation Underground Railroad (OUR). This is how I donate, through the Healing Hands Foundation. Soon you’ll also be able to purchase Hope Essential Oil Blend to support this amazing project. Every penny spent on the oil goes toward OUR. Hope EO blend also is given to children who may be trapped in human trafficking and includes instructions for getting help. It’s mentioned in the video on the top right. In the mean time, there are other options. You can donate money or purchase a product.

Here’s how:

  1. Click this link: My doTERRA Website
  2. Find Shop Now in the menu at the top and click it
  3. Select your country and language
  4. Find “Healing Hands” on the new window or tab
  5. Choose your donation in $ amount or purchase a product (all proceeds go to Healing Hands)
  6. Checkout

Pretty easy, right?

If you prefer to save money while contributing to the cause, you can get a wholesale account with doTERRA and save 25% or more on your orders. Below is a good example of the price difference in the Rose Hand Lotion:rose-hand-lotion-for-healing-hands

You can also add on other products that doTERRA carries along with your donation. I choose to donate to Healing Hands with every order I make.

If you would like to become a wholesale member, here’s how:

  1. Click this link: Wholesale Membership
  2. Click Join doTERRA
  3. Select your country and language
  4. Choose wholesale customer (unless you want to distribute essential oils, then you’ll want to choose wellness advocate)
  5. Fill out your shipping details
  6. Choose what you want to order from the slider
  7. Choose anything else you want to order
  8. Checkout

 

Whether you choose to pay full price (retail) or get a wholesale account, you can make a difference in the world with your Healing Hands donations. I also encourage you to follow Operation Underground Railroad on their website and on Facebook and share their posts to raise awareness. Thank you for making a difference!

Which way do you prefer to donate? With money or by getting a product with all the proceeds going toward the charity of your choice?

doTERRA’s President, David Stirling, joined the Operation Underground Railroad jump team. Rob Young, Executive VP of Product Marketing and Branding Services, tells about the kits that were put together for kids who were rescued. Then, Tim Ballard, OUR’s founder, speaks.

This is the CBS Evening News report about Operation Underground Railroad.

Say Something/Angel” (feat. Madilyn Paige – Operation Underground Railroad Tribute)

Gentri performed for a benefit for Operation Underground Railroad after being moved during a prescreening opportunity for the movie, The Abolitionists.

Donate to Healing Hands

  1. Click this link: My doTERRA Website
  2. Find Shop Now in the menu at the top and click it
  3. Select your country and language
  4. Find “Healing Hands” on the new window or tab
  5. Choose your donation in your currency or purchase a product (all proceeds go to Healing Hands)
  6. Checkout
Showing 2 comments
  • jschicanha
    Reply

    so human trafficking is becoming popular nowadays even on my nation it have been records but nothing could be done since everybody lack information and beside no one could really tell when one is used as a slave this is because of lack of information

    thanks for the information provided
    cheers
    Jose

    • Becky
      Reply

      Thank you Jose for replying,

      I have found some links so that you and others can volunteer in your country. Operation Underground Railroad wants to be present in every country where this is a problem. Visit OUR’s Join the Fight page to volunteer, host an event, get corporate matching, start a campaign, get alerts and more. We can all take a stand and make it harder (hopefully stop it in its tracks) to continue.

      Have a blessed day!

      Becky

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