2017 News Releases

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Operation Code Red: A Radical Outreach to Snatch Sex Trafficking Victims and Prostitutes Off the Streets

SACRAMENTO – Anti-sex trafficking groups will walk the streets and knock on motel doors to help get women and girls away from their pimps. Operation Code Red is a radical evangelistic outreach, bringing churches, anti-trafficking organizations, and law enforcement agencies together to rescue victims of prostitution and sex trafficking.

There are five hot spots where prostitution and sex trafficking is heavy in Sacramento. Your organization is invited to ride along and see the team in action. Code Red is a delicate operation. The details of the locations of the knock and talks are protected in order to keep pimps from pulling the girls off the streets. (exact locations will be given at the time of your booking) Also, please do not show faces of the women and children.

The anti-sex trafficking organization, Blue Heart International is funding the street outreach. They are giving each woman a purse filled with essentials and each child will receive a backpack. Blue Heart is dedicated to abolishing the sex trade in Sacramento and across the world.

“If we can get just one girl off the street, the time and the effort is worth it”, said Blue Heart International co-founder Missy McCall. “These women and girls need to know there’s someone out there who loves them and that they are worth loving despite what they have been told by their pimps and Johns,”

Other organizations involved in the rescue effort include Victory Outreach International, Victory Outreach Capital City Region Churches, and South Sacramento Christian Center.

Last year, Operation Code Red was able to reach 129 women and 32 children. Eight girls got off the streets and were placed into Victory Outreach women’s homes and other women shelters in Sacramento.

The outreach efforts will begin Friday, June 2, 2017 starting at 7 p.m. Once again, the location will be disclosed at the time of your booking.

Please contact Darla Givens at 916-247-2060 to make arrangements  for your ride along.

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Blue Heart International Hosts First-Ever Kentucky Derby Celebration on May 6th to figh the Sex-Trafficking Epidemic 

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. (April 6, 2017) Blue Heart International presents its First Annual Blue Heart Classic. It’s a Kentucky Derby Celebration benefiting survivors of sex trafficking to help rescue, restore & raise awareness. It’s our 2nd anticipated event of the year. On Saturday May 6th, Blue Heart International will be holding the first annual Blue Heart Classic Kentucky Derby Celebration. This fun event will be held at Haggin Oaks Golf Course, once the site of the largest Thoroughbred breeding center in the world owned by Ben Haggin, and home to Ben Ali the 1886 Kentucky Derby winner.

The Inaugural event is a one-of-a-kind celebration in anticipation of helping survivors of sex trafficking. The Kentucky Derby, known as ‘the most exciting two minutes in sports,’ is world-renowned, captivating horse racing enthusiasts across the globe. On Derby Day, the event features a red carpet entrance, Big White tents, a fabulous cocktail reception with premium lounge seating for the main sponsors, specialty bars hosted Mint Juleps, champagne and wine, and a star-studded cigar bar. Don’t forget to wear your fancy hat and bow tie to be the winner of this year’s fancy contest. You can play croquet with your guest,  join in the fun and have a chance to enter in the raffle “Win, Place or Show” for some fabulous prizes, enjoy scrumptious appetizers and a lunch buffet as well as both a live and silent auction in support of Blue Heart International.

Money raised from this event will benefit people rescued out of human trafficking, help us raise awareness, and help us with our prevention programs.

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Blue Heart International Hosts 3rd Annual “Snowflake Ball” Gala During National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month 

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. (January 6, 2017) –  At the heart of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, more than 300 anti-human trafficking supporters, donors, sponsors, volunteers and guests will convene under the Center at Twenty-Three Hundred venue in Sacramento on January 14th to fight the human sex trafficking epidemic worldwide at the 3rd Annual Snowflake Ball, organized by Blue Heart International.

The Snowflake Ball, hosted by Sacramento TV personality, Mark S. Allen, promises huge surprises for its guests, including a live performance by world-famous artist, David Garibaldi and a secret Los Angeles-based performer to be announced at the event. An inspiring lineup of speakers will also include Sacramento Uber driver, Keith Avila, who recently rescued a 16-year-old girl from sex trafficking, among other touching stories of people who have been affected by this injustice.

“The Snowflake Ball is our biggest event of the year and we set it at the heart of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention month to ensure we make the biggest impact to help the victims at our Blue Heart House,” said Blake McCall, co-founder of Blue Heart International. “Individually, we can make an impact in this community, but together we can change the world.”

2017 marks the 3rd consecutive year Blue Heart International will host its Snowflake Ball and it continues gain more support every year. The main sponsors of the event include, Buzz Oats, Sierra Oak Insurance Services, 360 Risk Partners, Aim Higher, Summit Funding, Wells Fargo and many other local businesses.

“We know that Blue Heart International would not exist without the generous support of people in communities throughout California and the country,” said Missy McCall, co-founder of Blue Heart International. “Together, our goal is to raise awareness and beat the sex-trafficking epidemic to give human trafficking survivors purpose, passion and most importantly, give them hope.”

Support generated from this event will be allocated towards Blue Heart International’s restoration, rehabilitation and the betterment of human trafficking survivor’s lives in their Blue Heart home and its partner homes for rehabilitation of victims, as well as raising public awareness initiatives to reach at risk youth and parents.

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About Blue Heart International
Blue Heart International is a non-profit organization focused on the betterment of human trafficking survivor’s lives. Through public awareness initiatives we reach at risk youth and parents by letting them know the dangers lurking in our communities. www.blueheartinternational.org