Join In The Gala That Is Saving Lives
Saved In America’s 4th Annual #ChildSavedNotSold fundraising dinner will take place on Thursday, November 4, 2021, at the US Grant Hotel. The event will feature keynote speaker, Mark A. Morgan, who was appointed by the President of the United States in 2019 to serve as the acting Director of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Acting Commissioner of the Customs and Border Protection, who previously served 20 years as a Special Agent with the FBI, a Los Angeles Police Department Officer, and a 10-year veteran, active duty and reserve, of the United States Marine Corps.
At no charge to families, Saved In America (SIA) volunteers to assist parents and law enforcement to 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. Since December 2014, SIA has assisted in the investigation and recovery of more than 250 children nationwide. 60% of all recovered children were found before being trafficked.
The dinner will recognize Honorary Chair, A-1 Self Storage; “Defenders” Papa Doug Manchester, businessman, philanthropist and nominated to be the U.S. ambassador to the Bahamas in 2017, and Jack McGrory, retired Marine Corps Lieutenant and Rifle Platoon Commander; and “Champion” Eric Basu, retired Navy SEAL Officer and SIA Advisory Board Chair.
“It is an honor to support SIA and the incredible work they do to help vulnerable children. Having served for our country as a Marine, I understand the sacrifices and hard work it takes to protect our freedom. I commend the SIA operators for saving children’s lives and combating child sex trafficking – one child at a time,” said Jack McGrory.
Papa Doug Manchester shared with GB Magazine, “We give thanks and praise to the heroes who have served for our country and are once again serving to assist families in need; they represent the best and brightest amongst us.”
The evening will feature real life testimonials from a mother and 15-year-old Madison, who was a victim of traffickers and recovered by SIA three times. Madison will receive the 4th Annual #ChildSavedNotSold Scholarship to assist with rehabilitation and continued education. “Thank you Saved In America! You saved two lives; I would have not made it without Madison. You are all in my prayers,” shared Madison’s mother.
Mr. Morgan will provide an update on the border crisis and how open borders are directly affecting increases in illicit drugs, labor and child sex trafficking, cartels, sexual predators, gang members, and human smugglers entering our country.
“When policies open our borders in a blatant effort to incentivize, encourage, and facilitate illegal immigration, our borders also become increasingly open and vulnerable to the vast and complex set of ever-changing threats facing our nation,” stated Morgan. “Criminal organizations will exploit every gap and loophole made available through weak and ambiguous U.S. policy. They are masters at exploitation. Strengthening an organization’s capacity to facilitate one criminal activity expands their ability to facilitate other criminal schemes such as human trafficking, drugs and smuggling of gang members and criminal aliens into the U.S. Make no mistake – criminal organizations are paying close attention to what is happening at our borders and the dramatic shift in U.S. policies.”
For more information, please call (760) 348-8808 or visit www.savedinamerica.org.