This non profit organization is looking to end human trafficking through prevention, protection, accommodation and prosecution.
Fargo, ND -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/23/2014 -- 1ForceUntied is a non profit organization based in North Dakota who's goal is simply to end any and all forms of human trafficking. According to the Executive Director and Founder of the organization, Melissa Raguse, approximately 27 million humans are currently living as slaves in our world today. The organization is looking to not only help and protect the victims but to make sure that the criminals who are behind this type of illegal activity are brought to justice.
" The 1ForceUnited campaign exists to end human trafficking by uniting with you to bring freedom to the 27 million slaves in the world . We are a non profit organization based out of Fargo, North Dakota that works with local community and out of state resources along with multiple partners that help supply our organization with the tools to rescue and restore victims. ", says Raguse.
The organization is currently looking to raise funds in order to help accomplish their goals and to grow. As of now they are located solely in North Dakota but are planning to create a base of operations in three other states.
IForceUnited is looking to raise $25,000.00 through the crowdfunding website Indiegogo in order to provide rescue victims with housing, a restoration facility and crisis shelters. Though they have a goal of $25,000.00, according to Raguse, all funds will go towards the building of facilities no matter how much they raise.
One of the major challenges that the organization will have to overcome is the fact that most of the victims involved in human trafficking have no where to go after they have been rescued. Often times these people end up back in the trafficking industry which is why refugee housing is so important.
Raguse was also quoted as saying, " Our organization will not be just in North Dakota. We are currently in the expansion process of moving into three other states . We hope to be in every state so that we can help rescue and restore as many victims as possible. Every state in the United States is affected by human trafficking and over 161 countries are involved in the exploitation of individuals for sex, labor, and organ harvesting. ".
Though they list donation options as high as $5,000.00, they can be made for any amount, even $1. Those who choose to donate to their cause will receive a wide variety of perks to reward their contribution. Perks vary from t-shirts and sweat shirts to a private tour of the new facilities once they have opened.
If you would like to learn more about 1ForceUnited and how they are fighting human trafficking, you can visit their I ndiegogo campaign or website
Name: Melissa Raguse
Address: 503 7th street North North Dakota Fargo United States