(Washington, DC) October 8, 2012 – As America focuses on the Election of 2012, five children die each day from abuse and neglect in our country. In an ailing economy, the number of homeless children escalates, and two powerhouse organizations want communities to know there are ways to protect our kids.
In a partnership arrangement unique in the world of nonprofits, Beulah’s Place and America’s All Stars are collaborating to raise funds to fight child abuse and provide a strong foundation for America’s children.
Beulah’s Place, founded by Ed and Andi Buerger in Redmond, Oregon, is the prototype of a nationwide safety net for teens who are easy prey for traffickers, sexual predators and pedophiles. Many teens leave home seeking a safety net away from abuse, but instead of finding that safety, are lured by a hot meal and a smile into the hands of traffickers. There, with no other choices, they remain until they are too damaged to work, or dead. Sex trafficking is an enormous industry in America, earning upwards of $13 billion per year for its traffickers. Three underage girls can earn these criminals $600,000 or more in one year. At Beulah’s Place, at-risk youth find help, healing and hope in an atmosphere of unconditional love. They learn to make choices to help them live normal lives, spared from extreme violence and death at the hands of dispassionate criminals.
America’s All Stars, founded by Brian Roquemore, Sr., in Orlando, Florida, reaches out to young people from Kindergarten through 12th grade to teach respect, responsibility, honesty, integrity, and good work ethic by building character for life. Their goal is to break the cycle of homicide, suicide, drugs, gangs, violence, dropouts, and teen pregnancy that are devastating our country and its culture. Their publicity campaigns attract millions of kids to local character-developing activities promoted nationally by celebrities and athletes. America’s All Stars make it “cool” for kids to do what is right. Visit www.AmericasAllStars.org
“No country has come to the place of immorality where America is today and survived as a world power. Teaching character to young people is the only thing that can bring America back. I am honored to be involved.”
– Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., MD, Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University Hospital.