Mercury One along with numerous corporate partners supported the efforts of the nonprofit organization DeliverFund on the ground in Houston. The collective efforts resourced Houston law enforcement agents with actionable information leading them to human traffickers and their victims.
The process of hunting down traffickers, making the arrest and freeing their victims does not happen quickly. The results that were compiled during OPGC are being further developed by a DeliverFund analyst and cases continue to be built by law enforcement.
Mercury One partnered with DeliverFund because we believe in their message to disrupt global human trafficking markets by combining unique qualified personnel with a full field traditional and technological approach. DeliverFund is currently working to train police in cities and towns across America to learn the full spectrum of how these operations work, leading to more awareness and better preparedness which ultimately lead to reducing the prevalence and hoping to end these horrible abuses.
According to a recent study published by the Department of Justice, roughly 750,000 American children are reported missing each year. Of that number, unofficial estimates show that 100,000+ are enslaved into the world of human trafficking, forced into prostitution and pornography.
These crimes are all too common and victims come from every segment of our society. Human traffickers often target children between the ages of 12-14 years old for the commercial sex trade. Many victims are runaway girls who were sexually abused as children. Help these children who are being bought, sold and discarded by donating to DeliverFund.
Additionally, Mercury One encourages you to learn more about the prevalence of human trafficking and how to be recognize these situations. With the right knowledge, you could be better prepared to help those in need of aid in your community and most importantly, to learn how to be aware and keep yourself and your communities safe.