Saved In America’s 'Child Saved Not Sold' Rescue Operation to Host Reno, Nevada Fundraising Dinner

Reno, NV – Saved In America's 1st Annual #ChildSavedNotSold Recovery Operation fundraising dinner will take place February 25 at the Grand Sierra Resort Hotel, Reno, Nevada with doors open at 5 pm. Speakers will include personal stories of two trafficked teens recovering from Reno and Sparks.

Keynote Speaker will include Mark A. Morgan, Former Chief Operating Officer and Acting Commissioner of the Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Border Patrol, Served 20 years as a Special Agent with the FBI, Los Angeles Police Department Officer, and a 10-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

Saved in America Reno Fundraiser to Save Trafficked Teens

Keynote speaker, Mark A. Morgan, will discuss the border crisis and how the border is exponentially increasing the terror of trafficking in the United States. Mark was appointed to serve as the Chief Operation Officer and acting Director of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Acting Commissioner of the Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Border Patrol, served 20 years as a Special Agent with the FBI, Los Angeles Police Department Officer (LAPD), and a 10-year veteran, active duty and reserve, of the United States Marine Corps. (USMC)

The dinner will feature two stories of two 14-year-old teens trafficked and their successful rescues. The first is a testimonial from a young adult who was exploited at 14 years old from Reno and a mother whose 14-year-old daughter was a victim of exploitation (twice) out of Sparks and recovered from Mexico. Saved In America assisted in the research, investigation, and recovery, working with local law enforcement officers, the FBI, US Marshall's office, and law enforcement authorities in Mexico. Saved In America will give awards and honors to local law enforcement for their efforts to bring Hannah back to her mother.

Proceeds will support the recovery efforts of missing/exploited teens from the area. SIA operatives will be working with detectives listed on the report in each jurisdiction, reconnected with Sparks Police (whom they've worked within the past), and communicating with the Reno HEAT team. Media is requested to join our event and the operations/recovery efforts over February 24 through February 27.

Saved In America special ops forces are active or retired Navy Seals, Marines, Law Enforcement, and high-level Internet Security experts who are also licensed Private Investigators that donate their time to recover missing/exploited/trafficked teens at no cost to the parents.

"Saved In America was instrumental in the recovery of a 14-year-old Hannah from Sparks, which was a complicated case with multiple agencies and countries. The evidence they provided allowed our District Attorney enough information to prosecute her predator as a Felony conviction," says Detective Zendejas, Sparks Police Dept.

"Stop keeping these youth prisoners locked into a wounded identity. Get them out of the 'Cycle of Survival' and into the Cycle of personal fulfillment!" says Joseph Galata Executive Director of Sierra Association of Foster Families. An estimated 60% of sex trafficking victims have been a part of the foster care system. Children who are Black, and kids who identify as LGBTQ+, are at a higher risk of being trafficked due to the increased probability of homelessness.

With the need to reduce modern-day slavery, the fundraiser will help offset the expenses for the local operation and help keep all operations free of charge for the parents and victims. For sponsorship and ticket information, please visit https://www.savedinamerica.org/. Tickets are available at $250 dinner/ops tour ticket per person and *Speaker-Only Event tickets available at $100 per person. Sponsorships range from $2,500 to $50,000. For more information, contact Saved In America at 760-348-8808 or email info@SavedInAmerica.org #ChildSavedNotSold

Child Sex Trafficking is the Fastest Growing Crime in the United States. Nevada and California (and the states that share victims) are among the top 4 in the Nation. During the pandemic, the world stopped; however, sexual predators increased their manipulation efforts of vulnerable youth. With children at home and online more than ever, online exploitation and trafficking increased nearly 50%.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) received 37,872 reports of online enticement in the U.S. in 2020 (up from 19,174), and 98% of victims did not know the offender online. There were also 17,000 reports of child sex trafficking, in which 1 in 6 children reported missing were runaways and victims of sex trafficking. Diane Sawyer's documentary 'Hidden America' is a must-watch to understand.

Saved In America (SIA) assists parents and law enforcement locate missing, runaway, and exploited children – the groups most vulnerable to sexual trafficking. For victims of sexual exploitation, SIA assists in procuring legal representation, safe housing, and rehabilitative therapy. SIA also aids high-risk juvenile shelters to protect children from further exploitation by pimps and predators. Since December 2014, SIA has assisted in investigating and recovering more than 250 children nationwide. 60% of all rescued children were found before being trafficked.

"The atrocities of child sex trafficking must end. The statistics are grim and speak loudly. The recovery of these children is our calling," stated Joseph Travers, Chairman Emeritus and Founder of Saved In America. "Our reward is the look we receive in the eyes of the parents when we recover their child."

Readers who may know someone who is a victim of sex trafficking, please call the Human Trafficking Hotline at: (888) 373-3788 or text befree (233733). Readers can also call Saved In America at (760) 348-8808 or email info@savedinamerica.org.

Additional video coverage regarding Joe Lombardo and former Attorney General Adam Laxalt on working with SIA in 2019 for a Las Vegas operation may be seen at https://youtu.be/2EsI2xV7CD0. Additionally, Lindsey Betts, the mother of a trafficked teen, speaks right before getting her daughter back from the recovery mission. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YcRqVOQppU

About Saved In America

Founded in 2009 by Joseph A. Travers, Saved In America (SIA), a nonprofit is headquartered in San Diego, California, with national alliances and reach. At no charge to families, SIA volunteers (former Police Officers, Navy SEALs, and Military Special Operators turned Licensed & Insured Private Investigators) assist parents and law enforcement in locating missing, runaway, and exploited children – the groups most vulnerable to sexual trafficking. For victims of sexual exploitation, SIA assists in procuring legal representation, safe housing, and rehabilitative therapy.

SIA also aids high-risk juvenile shelters to protect children from further exploitation by pimps and predators. SIA is a member of the United States Human Trafficking Information Exchange Group, Washington D.C. Since December 2014, SIA has assisted parents and law enforcement in the recovery of more than 250 children. For more information, visit https://www.savedinamerica.org or join the community on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram. #ChildSavedNotSold

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For more information about Saved in America, contact the company here:

Saved in America
Stephanie Brown
1.760.348.8808
info@savedinamerica.org
28588 Cole Grade Rd Suite 1469
Valley Center, CA 92082

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