What a year 2018 has been! It has been the most successful year so far in the history of Gifts of Grace! It has been our most successful fundraising year, and that as a result as lead to more prevention, intervention, and rehabilitation for survivors of trafficking all over Latin America.
We've expanded our reach in 2018. What began as a prevention organization focused in the Dominican Republic, we have expanded our prevention efforts to places like Haiti in the form of our feeding program and education outreach to children in the village of Mouie. Our awesome team lead by Katie Roberts did a weeklong outreach in Haiti earlier this year.
Our invention efforts have also expanded! We are currently supporting intervention efforts in Peru and The Dominican Republic, one of which rescued a young girl from our prevention group who was trafficked by her aunt. The operation surnamed "Milagro" together with our partners at O.U.R. were able to rescue a 15 year old girl. We are also supporting various intervention efforts and due to operational security, those locations will not be revealed at this time..
Our aftercare efforts have expanded to everywhere from Guatemala to Colombia and Argentina. Serving survivors all over these areas. We've done everything to supporting college education, learning English skills, and providing legal services for victims of child pornography in their pursuit of justice. Thanks to your donation, we are able to provide service to a number of survivors all across Latin America and when needs come up and a need is pressing, Gifts of Grace is able to meet that need quickly and effectively.
We had a very special visit this year from ESPN and Head Coach of the Pittsburg Steelers, Mike Tomlin! Making it two years in a row where the Gifts of Grace prevention program had a VIP visitor.
We continue as well to reach out to the vulnerable Venezuelan population scattered across the world. We are seeing refugees from Venezuela across all of Central march and South America and there have always those who prey on the vulnerable Their needs are great and thanks to you, we are able to meet those needs when they come to head.
We have great plans for 2019! Expanding to serve more survivors, more mission trips, and more interventions to rescue those who are trapped in sexual exploitation. Slavery and sexual exploitation has never been more prevalent, but never been more stoppable.
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