Operation Underground Railroad is partnering with artists and bloggers to raise awareness for its mission to rescue children from sex trafficking this month.
"'Freedom4All' means that everybody deserves to be free, especially children regardless of where they live, whether it's home or abroad, anywhere in the world ... children deserve to be free," O.U.R. founder and CEO Tim Ballard said in the press release. "Let’s bring that liberty to all people and especially to all children everywhere. Help us be a voice to the voiceless."
People can sign up to spread awareness on Thunderclap.it.
Hollens and Khristean worked together to create a YouTube music video for the O.U.R. campaign, "Scars to your Beautiful." Hollen's sister was once kidnapped but the family was fortunate to get her back, he said in the video.
"I am so honored to be part of such a meaningful video. Sex trafficking is something that we never talk about because it is so horrific you can't even wrap your mind around it," Hollens said. "This is something we should talk about, this is something we should know is happening. It's happening here in the states."
O.U.R. also hopes to spread its message by participating in community events and parades along the Wasatch Front during the month of July. The tour includes Provo Freedom Days (July 1-4), Centerville Parade (July 4, 9 a.m.), Kaysville Parade (July 4, 11 a.m.), Bountiful Parade (July 21, 6 p.m.), Ogden Parade (July 24, 9 a.m.) and County FanFest in Tooele (July 27-29).
To learn more about O.U.R. and its mission, visit ourrescue.org.