Tim Tebow, the former Florida Gators star quarterback, has shifted his focus away from the football field to fight against human trafficking.
In an interview on “Don’t @ Me with Dan Dakich,” Tebow discussed his work in the anti-human trafficking and child exploitation movement through the Unknown campaign.
The campaign aims to locate and rescue thousands of abused children who have yet to be identified.
“Our heart is to try and combat it in and every way possible to be able to be on the front lines to push back this evil,” Tebow explained. “Our biggest heart right now is with this Unknown campaign because in one of the law enforcement databases there is at least 50,000 boys and girls that have been abused in such severe ways and also, nobody has been able to identify or located them.
“That is why this campaign is called the Unknown campaign because our heart is to be able to identify them, to locate them and then be able to rescue them. We just believe every single life is worth us doing everything possible to be able to get to them because we know they’re not unknown to God. They’re known to God and they better be known to us. We better be willing to do everything and anything we can to get to all these precious lives.”
Tebow expressed his passion for combating this evil and emphasized the importance of every life being worth saving.
He acknowledged that many Americans are unaware of the magnitude of human trafficking, which is prevalent even in affluent neighborhoods.
“It is one of the fastest-growing businesses in the world. A lot of those studies and reports are actually also believed to be underestimated. It is growing. Some of the different campaigns and videos that we actually shot, we’ve done it in neighborhoods that have been really nice because we wanted to say, ‘Look, in this neighborhood, in this area, it’s been right here.’
“And you know, sometimes people have to open their eyes. This isn’t just something that’s taking place in a third world country. It is taking place in these third world countries but it is also taking place right here in America.”
Tebow’s full interview on the subject will be aired on “Don’t @ Me with Dan Dakich” at 9 a.m. ET on Monday.
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