WHO WE ARE
We sweat, fight, and bring awareness about human trafficking
In January 2017 our daughter disappeared. Days turned into weeks and we learned that she had become a victim of Human Trafficking. More than a month later, with the help of an amazing network of friends, family and a non-profit organization, she was rescued and reunited with our family. It was an experience that no one, no family, should have to go through.
The problems that are involved in human trafficking are very complex and include self-esteem, sexual issues, addiction, fear, hatred and trying to regain reputations, which in our case were very damaged by misinformation reported by the media.
Like many people that experience trauma, we have a burning passion inside of us to share and help bring awareness about what we experienced. Talking about human sex trafficking is still very taboo. The truth is that it is a growing problem that has reached every corner of our nation. There is much work to be done.
We have created a movement that is called #savethenextgirl (boy). This will be our 4th year and it continues to triple in the number of people that get involved every year. WE WANT YOU!! WE NEED YOU!
Every human deserves to be free. We live in a society that prizes individual freedom, and it was shocking to realize that our children and adults are still being sold for sex. Every human deserves the right to be free to make their own choices.
Join us Friday, April 24-25th, 2020 from 3 PM- 3 PM in our fight against human trafficking and help us #savethenextgirl (boy).
Thank you for your support.
The Ellis Family
The #savethenextgirl (boy) team
The following pages are our ‘Call-to-Action’ and contain a breakdown of our movement and how it works. Everything that is donated is tax-deductible.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
This is a 24hr rowing(row machine) event. The MAX has rowers rowing for the entire 24 hr period. There is never a moment that a row machine is not going. Gyms across the country and individual people choose a block of time within that 24hrs. Find a row machine and sweat for the cause. We live stream and include as many people and gyms as we can. It is amazing to see the country come together to fight and bring awareness about human trafficking.
How do we raise funds?
We ask for sponsors for our rowers. Our goal is $100 per rower, per hour of rowing.
Where do the donations & funds go?
The funds go to two places.
1-The Slave-Free Project by SERT Ministries. They helped our family rescue our daughter. They ask for nothing from the families that they help, and every cent that they spend on rescuing victims is from donations. An average rescue costs about $4000.
2-Last year we started a pilot program that we found to be very successful.
We are asking our teams across the country to give half of the funds they raise to #savethenextgirl(boy) and the other half to a local non-profit organization of their choice that helps in the fight against human sex trafficking.
Our Nebraska team has picked the organization, Rejuvenating Women. They focus on helping women and girls recover and regain FREEDOM. Because of our situation, the recovery and healing afterward is near and dear to our hearts.
Call To Action
There are three things that you can do to help.
1-Become a rower, or get your gym involved in the event.
2-Donate. These funds are saving victims and their families.
3-Spread the word. Help us by sharing about the event on every social media platform. If you are a social media influencer, we would love to have you involved.
We are excited to help orginizations that fight against human trafficking as well as those that help the victims recover.
We are in this together and our goal is the same; to rescue and return survivors to a life full of hope, love, and success.
Are you interested in taking part, but don’t live in Utah?
No problem! We are hoping to recruit more than 300 rowers across the country and throughout the world. Get in touch with us, pick a heat during the 24 hour period, then find a rowing machine and sweat for the cause. Post a pic or video and talk about why you are rowing.
Our goal is to bring awareness and help to every place we can. We are asking our teams across the country to give half the funds raised to #savethenextgirl (boy) and the other half to a local non-profit organization of their choice that helps in the fight against human sex trafficking.
Our Nebraska team has picked the organization Rejuvenating Women. They focus on helping women and girls recover and regain FREEDOM. Because of our situation, the recovery and healing process is near and dear to our hearts.
We are excited to help SERT, Rejuvenating Women, and the other organizations selected by our teams. We are in this together and our goal is the same: TO FIGHT AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING! To rescue and to help survivors know their worth, and have a life full of hope, love, and success.