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Two Million Steps For Hope

On January 15, 2017, American John Moriarty, Indian Tharun Kumar and Australian Chris Smith traversed 1,000 miles (1,610 kilometers/2,000,000 steps) in a unique expedition that explored the human slavery issue in India. According to the United Nations, human trafficking is the fastest growing crime in the world. Moriarty, Kumar and Smith set out on this journey to raise funds and awareness in Sparrow's Hopes’ efforts to rescue and rehabilitate some of the children who have been wrapped up in the world of slave trade. Numerous Indians joined the trio along portions of the route.

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Sparrow's Hope: Stopping Human Trafficking

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Sparrow's Hope in India

  • 1,000 Mile Journey Details The run started at the Mumbai Marathon on January 15th and in under 6 weeks, Sparrow's Hope traveled to Goa, Pune, then through Bangalore, down to Mysore, back up to Bangalore and ended at the Bay of Bengal in Chennai on February 17th. The runners finished with achieving most of their goals. John ran 945 miles/ 2,022,000 steps/ 36 marathons, Chris ran 1030 miles/ 39 marathons and Thuran ran 500 miles/ 19 marathons in this 34-day period. The effort brought so many opportunities for conversations, personal interactions and interviews resulting in numerous newspaper articles and TV news segments in India all of which helped heighten the awareness of the tragedy of human trafficking. We raised $17,000 in proceeds that went to Rahab’s Rope, Survivor’s Ink and International Justice Mission.

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Human Trafficking

In February of 2017, Sparrow's Hope was voted to become one of the coalition members/organizations of The Central Ohio Rescue and Restore Coalition (CORRC). Check out more info by visiting www.centralohiorescueandrestore.org. The mission of CORRC is to provide a collaborative community response to human trafficking in Central Ohio through education, services, advocacy and prosecution.

- To report a tip or get help please call the National Human Trafficking Hotline 1-888-373-7888


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