Fundraise a new RV Mobile Clinic so INK 180 can continue serving ex-gang members and human trafficking survivors with beautiful cover up tattoos and removals across the country. Over 3000K branded tattoos helped to date! Amen!
We are a family who helps minister and support 360 healing for survivors of human trafficking. Cheryl volunteers at our church home to coordinate the Human Trafficking Ministry in the Chicago-land area. This volunteer role is an insiders look to organizations fighting human trafficking. We have been blessed to come along side non profits when need is at it's most! In the past, we have participated in Bike -a- thons, 5K's, giving our home rent free and other fundraisers. This year, we are being completely straight forward with our friends and family so we can use all donations straight to this years cause! A BBQ at our home Monday June 27th, 2016! With all the hustle and bustle of summer, we have created this campaign we can reach our goal faster and you don't even have to show up! Guilt free! So, what and who are we choosing to support this summer, who has the immediate need? INK 180 - INK 180 transforms the painful reminders of the destructive situations into beautiful art by covering the tattoos left from a former life in a gang or enslaved by human trafficking. Ink180.com Don and I have had a great on-going relationship with Chris Baker, founder of INK180 for the past 5 years. His own story of turning a complete 180 out of a gang life and glorifying God by using his skill for others is completely inspiring. Why are these tattoos causing pain and risk? You see, when we help teens and adults reintegrate into a life of freedom, they should be ready right? Programs, housing, support is all great but, there is one last issue. Many are physically branded by an "unclean" tattoo scrapped on to them like a cattle. INK180 has helped 15 year old girls remove these branded marks across there necks, face, and backs. Gang members who have left the lifestyle are also threatened if a tattoo is kept in plain sight, help set them free! INK 180 gives 100% no charge removal or cover ups to victims and survivors. Non profits nationwide, the FBI, and Homeland Security come to INK180 to help complete this freedom process! What is the immediate need all about? Now, right now, time matters. INK180 is based in Oswego, IL. Being mobile is super important! Our goal is to get them back ON WHEELS again! Their ambulance mobile unit is, well, down and not running. So let's change that! An RV is for sale and the seller has made an amazing offer for them to purchase it. We hope to help them out! There's a deadline of this Friday, or we cannot help INK 180 commit to the purchase. Thank you for hearing our heart for this cause this summer! We can't imagine healing without INK 180!