Doing what you love to fight trafficking with Laura Esquivel

July 26, 2022

"I am the Community Mobilization Manager here at Atlas Free. I want to inspire and equip you to use what you have and love to do to fight sex trafficking. You can raise money, make a huge impact, and have a meaningful experience doing all of it.

Before I was on staff at Atlas Free, formerly Rescue:Freedom, I found myself where you are right now. I was compelled to do something to fight sex trafficking. I had an idea what that would look like, but I used the resources available to me, and I went for it.

I love to hike and get outdoors, and I hate that exploitation still exists. So, in 2017, I rallied my community to go on an endurance hike and raise $5,000 for Atlas Free, formerly Rescue:Freedom. We raised over $20,000 the first year and $80,000 the following year. A robust community of people like you is raising nearly $800,000 annually. I am a firm believer that impossible goals are within our reach. There is power when we come together as a community. It isn't you or I on our own in this fight; it is the US. Together, we can end sex trafficking in our lifetime.