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You are being directed to the registration platform, Eventbrite. Rescue:Freedom does not lead these events. They are hosted by volunteers and these volunteers are not guides. You are assuming all responsibility for your training, preparation and hike/climb or backpack. Although it is regarded as a personal hike/climb/backpack and supports Rescue:Freedom, to foster community, the hike/climb/backpack will take place as a group. Interactions with volunteers before and during the hike are considered assistance based, as any person would offer on the trail. We are not a guide service and our volunteers are not guides. The only guided events are Mt. Baker and the Cascade Mountain Traverse. You as a participant are assuming all risks associated with these activities.
This community has climbed mountains, ran races, trekked across miles of trails, organized dinners and so much more to fight slavery. This global community of freedom fighters have raised $2,051,650 since 2013. Raising nearly $500,000 in 2020, we are anticipating our biggest year yet in 2021! You are invited to join this incredible community of abolitionists.
Need some inspiration? Here’s what a few of our supporters are up to:
Meet Melanie! Melanie is a photographer and a mother of 4 girls. She could not fathim any of her girls experiencing the nightmare of sexual slavery. She chose to train and hike 24 miles of rugged mountain trail in a single day to raise funds and awareness. She also invited one of her daughters to join in the journey with her. During her months of training she used her photography business to invite others to be part of setting people free. She offered photo sessions by donation. On top of this and all her social media posts while out training on the trail, her and her daughter raised $14,000.
Meet Jennifer! Jennifer is a business entrepreneur from Dallas, TX with some California dreaming. She spends as much time as she can in the mountains of Northern, CA. She was inspired to start the first Freedom Hike in California in 2019. Her and 24 others met in the mountains for a 16 mile single day hike and raised $25,000!
devin and megan
Meet Devan and Megan! These freedom fighter couples use their love for flow and hooping (a form of dance) to spread the word and raise funds. They also chose to be part of one of the Freedom Hikes in Washington state. Being native to Florida, a lot of their training consisted of stairwells. They would spend hours going up and down up and down. Together, this duo raised over $6000 in 2019!
Meet Danny! Danny has a small farm on Bainbridge Island, WA. At one point he had 50 fruit trees and they produced very well until a fungal disease wiped out all but eight of the tees. He did not have a decent crop for many years. Early 2019 he decided that whatever his trees produced, he would donate the proceeds directly to Rescue:Freedom. That spring, something surprising happened. For the first time in 15 years he had peaches! He had not seen more than 15 peaches produced in 15 years. His eight peach trees had so much fruit on them that he had to use boards and duct tape to hold up the branches. This is a testimony
Meet Ella! Ella is 9 years old and chose to dedicate her birthday so that other 9 year old girls could be free. She could not believe that there were girls in the world just like her that were not given the ability to choose to play, laugh, and just be a kid. She did not want gifts for herself, but rather wanted everyone to donate to her campaign. She raised over $5,000 in 2019.
Meet Cory! Cory joined a team of Climbers to summit Mt. Baker in 2019. He got creative with his fundraising and partnered with a local restaurant to do a community spaghetti dinner. $1200 was raised in a single night and he was able to share the mission of Rescue:Freedom with all that came.
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and I am the Community Mobilization Manager. I want to inspire and equip you to use what you have and love to do, to fight sexual slavery. You can raise money, make a huge impact and have a meaningful experience doing all of it.
Before I was on staff at Rescue:Freedom, I found myself in the exact spot that you are right now. I was compelled to do something to fight human trafficking. I had an idea, I used the resources available to me, and I went for it. I love to hike and get outdoors and I hate that slavery still exists. So, in 2017, I rallied my community to go on an endurance hike and raise $5,000 for Rescue:Freedom. We ended up raising over $20,000 the first year and $80,000 the next year. Now, there is a robust community of people just like you that are raising nearly $500,000 annually by doing what they love to do. I am a firm believer that outlandish goals are within our reach. I believe there is power when we come together as a community of abolitionists. It is not you or I on our own in this fight, it is WE. We are the abolitionists of this generation.