Vota Continues To Fight Human Trafficking as 'Love Found Me' Campaign Surpasses Goal
Acclaimed Christian pop/rock band VOTA is significantly closer to helping curb human trafficking from Nepal into India through the funding of five border monitoring stations with their “Love Found Me” campaign. Initiated by the band in early 2013, in partnership with Tiny Hands International and Taylor University, the “Love Found Me” campaign has surpassed its initial goal of raising $150,000 to fund five monitoring stations on the border of Nepal and India for five years. The stations will help prevent an estimated 3000 girls from being trafficked between the countries.
Through VOTA’s ongoing campaign, supporters are able to download the band’s latest release, Love Found Me, and a second acoustic recording, No Plan B, for a donation of any amount. All proceeds go directly to Tiny Hands International. The campaign features a special video message from VOTA founding member and lead vocalist Bryan Olesen, which can be viewed at lovefoundme.org.
“15,000 girls are taken across the border from Nepal into India each year and sold into sexual slavery,” said Olesen. “There are 26 border points, each with a monitoring station, and our goal was to fund five of these for the next five years. We are thrilled to announce the goal has been surpassed, and are grateful to all the supporters who believe in this important cause. Together, our efforts will be instrumental in helping to rescue as many as 3000 girls from an unthinkable future.”
VOTA will be traveling to Nepal later this fall to visit one of the border monitoring stations. One “Love Found Me” campaign supporter who has made a donation prior to February 1, 2014, will be selected to join VOTA on the trip. The winner will be drawn from those who have downloaded VOTA’s Love Found Me at lovefoundme.org. The expense-paid trip is sponsored by Taylor University.