The Light Brigade (Columbus, Ohio)

Runners Bringing Hope and Light in the Darkness

Update*** We've designated the West Side as our initial running area. We plan on running every Saturday evening at dusk/dark (8-10pm). If you are interested in running then click on the volunteer tab and sign up. I will contact you to give you some helpful instructions concerning our running in the area.

We run in the areas on the South, East and West sides that are frequented by people God really has a heart for. They are known by many as prostitutes. Too often they have a much deeper story to tell. Many are hooked on drugs and some are victims of familial abuse. They are disenfranchised from family and friends, they are manipulated, abused, exploited and solicited sometimes against their will. You may see us from a distance in the dark with beams of light emanating from our brow. We are The Light Brigade. We distribute purses with hygienic supplies, energy bars and water, a kind word along with a presence that takes on the powers of darkness. Come run with us and Volunteer.


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Sparrow's Hope: Stopping Human Trafficking

Sparrow's Hope is funded by your donations so your support is much needed. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and all donations are tax-deductible. Click here for more information and donate

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 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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