Football star and all-around good guy Tim Tebow turned 33 last week, and only had one birthday wish.
His Tim Tebow Foundation is on a mission to end human trafficking, and in lieu of presents for his birthday, Tim asked that people instead support his foundation’s rescue efforts.
In an op-ed for Fox News, Tebow talked about his passion to rescue victims and end the human trafficking movement–an industry that traps an estimated 40 million victims and generates $150 billion dollars each year.
Tim’s first knowledge of human trafficking came in his mid-twenties, when his father rescued four overseas victims by paying all the cash that he had in his pocket. After “purchasing” the young women, the Tebow Foundation built a safehouse for them.
That initial rescue effort turned into a larger mission by the Tebow Foundation, one that continues today.
“Meeting some of these survivors in person has been more than just a privilege; it has literally been life-changing,” Tebow says in the Fox News op-ed.
The Tim Tebow Foundation’s 3-step solution to fight human trafficking includes not only rescue missions, but multi-faceted support for victims after rescue, including physical care, mental health care, emotional & spiritual support.
“Though a solution to human trafficking can be daunting to consider, we serve a God for whom nothing is impossible,” Tebow says on the Foundation’s website.
More information on the Tim Tebow Foundation, including how to support their efforts to fight human trafficking, is available here.