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Chains Breaking Chains: Bikers against Human Trafficking from Carlos Solis on Vimeo.

The initiative is the new generation of Chains Breaking Chains.  The idea is simple, and builds off two well known activities: i) The March of Dimes, and ii) Free2Play initiative from the NotForSale campaign.

Riding 2EndSlavery is a fund raising activity focusing on raising awareness about modern day Slavery and Human Trafficking, and funds to support organizations that work on prevention, rescue and restoration, nationally and around the world.

Today, there are more than 27 million people who are held against their will, and trafficked, as slaves, around the world.  The fruits of slave labor reach every individual in our society.  Slaves are used in the production of coffee, chocolate, tires, shoes, cotton, cell phones, and clothes, to name just a few.  The list goes on and on.  Additionally, girls are trafficked to every corner of the world, kidnapped, or sold by families, to work as slaves in the sex industry.  If you live in Houston, you live in one of the largest human trafficking centers in the U.S.

There are a number of organizations that are working to eradicate slavery, and to educate those that, like me, need to better understand where the needs are, what those needs are, and how to contribute and fund the rescue process through our God given passions.  These organizations also work to address the needs of the rescued, work on prevention, and with legislators to eradicate these inhumane practices.

Riding 2EndSlavery is a call for people to engage in their riding with a purpose that reaches far beyond the satisfactions and pleasures that we normally cite when people ask us “Why We Ride”.  The principle is simple, recruit people to commit a donation for every mile you ride.  In my case, I am seeking donors to commit donations to organizations that work in the various areas of prevention, rescue and restoration for victims of modern day slavery as I ride from Houston to Alaska and back to  Houston.  I will fund the ride myself, so every penny and dollar raised will go to Not For Profit Organizations that are active in this area. [ PLEDGE FORM ]

In essence,  if you are reading this, I am asking you to become a sponsor by committing funds to support organizations that battle modern day slavery at the completion of my ride this year.  You can make a $27 pledge in support of the 27 million in chains today.  You can pledge a  certain amount per mile I ride, or pledge a flat rate upon the completion of the ride.  All money will go directly to to these organizations, with donations processed through their site. No money goes through the system.

In this process I also will covet your prayers, during the preparation, during the ride, and for my new found call in life

For me, this is a way to try to give meaning to my life, and not remain passive, knowing that a large segment of humanity is being ignored in their oppression.

Thank you for your consideration and prayers.  -Carlos

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  1. terri st. cloud

    thanks for being out there….you are making a difference.

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