Each year, over 200 Americans are taken hostage abroad every year. Their families are left wondering what to do, who can help get their loved one home and how to continue on with their lives. Hostage US offers hostages and their families the support they need to survive this terrifying ordeal. We offer support through our team of volunteers, pro bono partners including financial advisors, legal advisors, mental health counselors and communications experts – all of this delivered free of charge to families through Hostage US, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
Over the next few months, a team of Hostage US supporters will be fundraising for Hostage US to support our programs. We will be running the DC Rock n Roll Half Marathon on March 10 to raise money, awareness and further support of the struggles of these hostage families.
- $35 covers the cost of providing a hostage family with guides and resources on how to cope.
- $50 covers the cost of our helpline for a month, providing a confidential lifeline to families in need.
- $100 covers the cost of a trauma counseling session for a former hostages.
- $250 covers the cost of sending one of my team to visit a family in person. This face-to-face contact is essential in building trust and showing families they are not alone or forgotten.
- $1,500 covers the cost to produce a film for our website capturing the stories of former hostages and family members. We know that these stories are a lifeline for families and hostages during and after a kidnap.
- $5,000 covers the cost of an assessment with a trauma counsellor and a full course of treatment for a returning hostage, ensuring that they are able to make a full and happy return to life.
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