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Taking a Stand Against Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a crime that affects every country in the world yet it isn’t discussed on a regular basis. To take control of this growing problem, Erica Greve took it upon herself to create a non-profit organization called Unlikely Heroes. From the start of Unlikely Heroes in 2011, she has since helped over 500 children escape human trafficking and receive the essential rehabilitation to live a normal life. Not only does her team focus on helping these children but they also focus their efforts on educating people on the human trafficking issue. After all, it requires many of us to take a stand against human trafficking to become unlikely heroes.

The Truth About Child Human Trafficking

In today’s world of advanced technology, it’s leveraged in a detrimental way to capture children and sell them into human trafficking. Recent studies of child human trafficking show that there are more than 150,000 new escort advertisements that are posted on a daily basis. In addition to this, 75% of reported survivors entered this life through means of the internet. While child human trafficking has been around for decades, technology has made this situation so much worse for children, given the accessibility. That’s why it’s become more important than ever to recognize this issue and start taking immediate action to help these children in need. Unlikely Heroes recognized this and started putting all their efforts into rescuing these victims and turning their lives around afterward.

How Unlikely Heroes Restores Hope in Children

Unlikely Heroes is dedicated to rescuing and restoring hope in children across the globe who are victims of human trafficking. In order to achieve this goal, restoration homes are opened in different parts of the world to provide restorative care, prevention programs, and prevention education in these areas. Currently, there are homes in Mexico, Thailand, and the Philippines. Children as young as two years old are being cared for in these homes and go on to live their lives with hope. You can see the unique stories of these children who are rescued from sex slavery and learn more about how Unlikely Heroes completely changed each of their lives as survivors.

Get Involved

If you would like to donate to this cause, you can do so by visiting their website or joining the Heroes Club. The Heroes Club consists of a group of visionary leaders that all work towards the same goal of ending today’s modern-day slavery for children. Join this group of modern-day abolitionists that provide hope for improving the lives of these children. Learn more about the Heroes Club and the membership perks that come along with joining all while supporting the Unlikely Heroes mission. If you want to show support for the organization, there are also many other ways to help fight human trafficking and help make an effort to end this battle.
Hope has been an avid supporter of this organization for more than 10 years now with countless donations and passion for their mission. “Unlikely Heroes quietly does some of the hardest, most heroic work on the planet,” Hope shared. She believes that these children deserve to be empowered and receive the necessary rehabilitation and resources they need to live a normal life after sex slavery. Founder of Unlikely Heroes, Erica Greve, also spoke about the ongoing support the organization has received from Robert F. Smith and Hope Dworaczyk Smith.

"Robert and Hope Smith's philanthropic work is motivated by something truly unique. Robert and Hope Smith are visionaries — motivated by an understanding that people throughout this world are valuable, and if given proper access to education and healthcare, that barriers that could have limited their outcomes in the past no longer need to impede their future success. Their lives will leave a lasting legacy by both directly impacting the people they touch through their charitable giving and through their tireless efforts to create change on the individual level, by inspiring people to think differently about how to live their lives in a way that will create a future world that will be a better place for our children and our children's children to inhabit."

Learn more about the organization’s survivor stories and Hope’s involvement with Unlikely Heroes.